posted on Jan, 9 2005 @ 11:28 PM
Interesting, but I have to say something about this as it is a concern for me now. I was born with crooked teeth, and my parents never instilled any
hygene so far as brushing was concerned. Because of this, I generally did not care about my teeth because of a bad self image. Because they looked
bad anyways, I never wanted to brush because they were still crooked. I even had braces, which straightened them, but due to a worhtless
orthodontist, they all moved back within 5 years due to overcrowding. My philosophy always has been that eventually I will just rid myself of natural
teeth and get implants or dentures. I just learned my dad has had dentures since he was about 20 Years old, probably because his teeth were hopeless.
Now I know where I got my crooked teeth from!
Anyway, I find it neat that they could grow teeth and implant them, but as everyone knows, nerves cannot be repaired or implanted and they are a vital
part of the tooth. Every tooth, for anyone who has had a toothache, has a nerve which runs into it through the root. This nerve does not only sense
pain, but is part of the feedback system which tells the body if their is infection. The pain one feels in a toothache, is a late stage of danger
that you have let your teeth go too far. Without this nerve, most people teeth would probably rot away without any type of concern from the
How are they to implant natural teeth without connecting a nerve and a blood supply to the tooth? This seems a little far fetched for our current