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Tooth autotransplantation in the anterior maxilla and mandible: retrospective results in young patients

      Objective

      This retrospective study evaluated survival rates, prognosis, and overall success of autotransplanted teeth in young patients missing anterior teeth as a result of trauma, agenesis, or developmental disturbances.

      Study Design

      Retrospective data were collected from the medical records of patients who had undergone tooth autotransplantations to anterior sites between January 2001 and December 2012. Clinical variables, such as gender, age, surgical indications, donor and recipient sites, type of anesthetics, bone augmentation, and complications during follow-up, were assessed.

      Results

      A total of 59 donor teeth in 46 patients (30 boys and 16 girls; average age 12.15 years) were autotransplanted to the anterior region of the maxilla and mandible. After a mean follow-up period of 17.35 months (range 10-61 months), all of the transplanted teeth remained in situ with no complications.

      Conclusions

      This study supports the autotransplantation of teeth to the anterior alveolus as a viable option suitable in growing patients with missing anterior teeth.
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