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.

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in Impossible Archetype. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review’s “Fairy-Tale Files“.