Dental traumatology – part 1
An evaluation of 1654 premolars transplanted in the posterior region—A retrospective analysis of survival, success and complications
Autotransplantation is the procedure of grafting a tooth from its original position to a deficient zone in the mouth in the same individual. The transplanted tooth can be placed at either an extraction site or in a surgically prepared socket. Autotransplantation offers a relatively low-cost solution with a favourable aesthetic outcome. In contrast to osseointegrated implants, transplanted teeth have a vital periodontium and, therefore, have the capacity for functional adaptation, rebuilding of a normal alveolar ridge and continued alveolar bone remodelling during growth in children and adolescents.