TOOTH REGENERATION, 6min., Canada
Directed by Ken Yu, David Klitovchenko
Ken Yu, David Klitovchenko
Tooth decay is a problem that affects roughly over a third of the population. Although treatments like fillings and root canals can take care of this issue, sometimes the problem is so severe that teeth need to be extracted and replaced by implants. However, this is a complex and costly procedure that cannot always be performed in certain patients. In this video, we describe the alternative possibility of adult tooth regeneration by exploring how sharks naturally regenerate thousands of teeth over their lifetime.