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15 May 2024

Advancements in tooth autotransplantation


Tooth autotransplantation (AT) involves the surgical relocation of a tooth from 1 site in the mouth to another site within the same patient. This approach is a good option in a growing patient when dental implant placements or fixed bridges are not suitable and when preserving natural teeth is a priority. Tooth AT is a complex procedure that requires specialized skills from a multidisciplinary team with careful patient and tooth selection and treatment planning.

Types of Studies Reviewed

The authors provided a review of the state of knowledge and research on tooth AT and presented a case scenario and barriers to adoption, with a focus on the United States.

Results

Success rates for tooth AT can vary depending on several factors, including the patient’s overall health, specific tooth involved, skill of the dental surgeon, and postoperative care provided. Long-term outcomes of autotransplanted teeth have been cited in the literature with impressive longitudinal follow-up spanning up to 26 years. Results of several systematic reviews showed survival rates from 75% through 98%.

Conclusions and Practical Implications

Adoption of tooth AT has grown over the years, owing to advancements in dental techniques, improved patient outcomes, and increased awareness among both dentists and patients. Increasing awareness and availability of tooth AT to replace missing teeth can provide a natural and functional alternative to traditional prosthetic options. Tooth AT helps preserve the alveolar bone in growing patients and can offer excellent esthetic and functional outcomes.


Authors: Anastassia F. Dokova, DDS, MS, Jessica Y. Lee, DDS, MPH, PhD, Matt Mason, DDS, MS, PhD, Antonio Moretti, DDS, MS, Glenn Reside, DMD, John Christensen, DDS, MS, MS 

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