The company announces a new device that could put an end to fillings for early-stage cavities. The technology, known as electrically accelerated and enhanced remineralisation (EAER), works by boosting the tooth’s natural ability to heal itself without the use of drills, injections, or filling materials. The two-step method first prepares the damaged part of the enamel outer layer of the tooth, then uses a tiny electric current to “push” minerals into the tooth to repair the damaged site. The process would be painless and should cost as much as, or less, than a traditional filling.
The way we treat teeth today is not ideal – when we repair a tooth by putting in a filling, that tooth enters a cycle of drilling and re-filling as, ultimately, each “repair” fails.
The company is seeking private investment to develop their device which could be brought to Britain’s market within the next three years.