Long-term Stability of Autotransplanted Premolars as a Substitute for Molars in Adults

Sunil Kim, Su Jung Shin, Jeong Won Park, Sunjai Kim, Soonshin Hwang, Kyung Ho Kim, Chooryung J. Chung

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Abstract

Autotransplantation is a viable treatment option for tooth replacement when a suitable donor tooth is available. This case report presents 2 cases that describe successful treatment outcome and prognosis after autotransplantation of a mature premolar as a missing molar. The first premolar was extracted for orthodontic purposes and transplanted to the missing first molar site in the mandible. The transplanted tooth was monitored up to 7 years. The transplant was functional and maintained a normal bone level throughout the follow-up period. Clinical examination showed normal physiologic movement without any signs of ankylosis and root resorption. Autotransplantation of a mature premolar to a molar site is a viable treatment option showing successful results. The selection of a functional donor tooth, adequate surgical procedures, and timely application of orthodontic movement may have positively contributed to the favorable prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1286-1290
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Endodontics
Volume42
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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