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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
July/August 2009
Volume 40 , Issue 7

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Autotransplantation of impacted teeth: A report of 3 cases and review of the literature

Ufuk Tatli/Mehmet Kurkçu/Oruç Yener Çam/Tamer Buyukyilmaz

Pages: 589–595
PMID: 19626234

Transplantation of one’s own teeth from one site to another is called dental autotransplantation. Because tooth transplantation allows dentofacial development and maintains alveolar bone volume, it is a viable treatment method, especially in young patients with missing teeth or tooth agenesis. Three cases are presented in which missing or agenetic teeth were replaced by autotransplantation of impacted teeth. This article illustrates the option of using impacted teeth as a viable reservoir for autotransplantation in young patients with missing permanent teeth. (Quintessence Int 2009;40:589–595)

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