Tooth auto-transplantation as an alternative treatment option: A literature review

Tatjana Nimčenko, Gražvydas Omerca, Vaidas Varinauskas, Ennio Bramanti, Fabrizio Signorino, Marco Cicciù


Rapidly evolving implantation and alveolar ridge reconstruction techniques created a new area in modern dentistry where tooth loss is no longer a problem. Endless variations of implant’s length, diameter, surface, and design along with autogenous, alogenous, aloplastic, or xenogenous bone substitutes made it possible to recreate physiological occlusion, esthetic and masticatory function. However, none of nowadays technologies in implant dentistry have the potential to adapt to a growth and development changes of a child’s jaw. Therefore, patient’s young age is a restriction for implantation and a particular challenge for a dentist willing to restore missing tooth. Thus, tooth auto-transplantation can be a good choice for treatment. The objective of this review is to underline the biologic principles required for successful auto-transplantation of teeth. Limits, indications, technique, and prognosis will be analyzed.

Key Words: Autologous, auto-transplantation, tooth transplantation


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