Shark teeth may be promising model for the dentures of tomorrow

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By Timberlake Dental curated from Dental Tribune

“Researchers have… found that shark teeth have highly mineralised structures, with which they are now experimenting in order to create new materials for dentures….”

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By studying  mako and tiger sharks, researchers have discovered crystalline structures in both the interior (dentine) of the teeth as well as the exterior (enamel) which could possibly be used to make dentures.  The idea is that using these structures, which do so well to form sharks teeth, to build human dentures would produce a much more natural and effective denture than is commonly used now.