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If you are considering getting veneers or dental implants in Belmont, you may have wondered why your broken or missing teeth don’t grow back. After all, hair, nails, and skin regrow after damage—so why don’t teeth?

Watch this video to learn more about why teeth don’t regrow. Many animals, including sharks and alligators, can regenerate their lost teeth. That’s because these animals have baby teeth and stem cells under their adult teeth. However, human teeth don’t have these features. Scientists believe that during the process of evolution, humans lost the ability to regenerate parts of the body such as teeth. However, this capability is still part of our DNA code and may be “switched on” sometime in the distant future. Until then, we’ll have to stick to dental implants and dentures.