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Autotransplantation of teeth as an alternative to dental implantation
  1. Igor Ashurko1,
  2. Iuliia Vlasova1,
  3. Polina Yaremchuk1 and
  4. Olga Bystrova2
  1. 1Surgery Dentistry, Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Sechenov University), Moscow, Russia
  2. 2Private Dental Clinic Rio-Stom, Moscow, Russia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Igor Ashurko; ashurko{at}


Autotransplantation of teeth is a considerable option for tooth replacement in adults who are to undergo orthodontic treatment. Being compared with dental implantation, this procedure is more preferable as a grafted tooth functions as a normal one. In this case report, we describe successful autotransplantation of the third molar with complete root formation. To provide better adaptation of the donor tooth, we used its preoperatively printed replica. The donor tooth was immediately placed to the recipient site and splinted for 28 days. Endodontic treatment was initiated 2 weeks after transplantation. Clinical and radiographic findings at 6 and 12 months of follow-up are compared with the results described in the literature.

  • dentistry and oral medicine
  • oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • transplantation

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  • Contributors All the coauthors made substantial contributions to the work and approved the final manuscript. IA and OB conceived the idea and encouraged IV and PY to study the existing literature. IA and OB performed the surgery and the results of the operation were interpreted by PY and IV. IV took the lead in writing the manuscript with support from PY. IA and OB revised it critically and made substantial remarks. All the coauthors contributed to the final version of the manuscript. Al the coauthors agree with the publication of the manuscript in BMJ Case Reports. All the coauthors agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.