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Autotransplantation of teeth as an alternative to dental implantation

Abstract

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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