The Future of Dentistry

Laser drills are the current cutting edge tools being used in some dentist’s offices today, but a new generation of technology is just around the corner. Wired has an article that follows the expected progression of technology over the next ten years, until the day when cavities are cured by a childhood vaccination and lost teeth are grown from the patients own stem cells. The compounds and fillings developed over the next few years will help the tooth to rebuild itself from damage.

Further out, nanotechnology has long promised to rebuild our dental profile from the bottom up, replacing all previous technology and allowing perfect and healthy teeth for the modern Immortal. [defunct encinosmiledr link]

Richard Leis

Richard Leis

Richard Leis (he/him/his) lives in Tucson, Arizona where he writes poetry and fiction, attends and teaches writing workshops at the Writers Studio Tucson, and works for HiRISE, a team in the Lunar & Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona with a camera in orbit around Mars onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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