Autotransplantation of teeth to the anterior maxilla: A systematic review of survival and success, aesthetic presentation, and patient-reported outcome
Dental traumatology : official publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology | 11 Oct 2017
Y Akhlef, O Schwartz, JO Andreasen and SS Jensen
Tooth replacement in the anterior maxilla is most often indicated after traumatic dental injury or due to congenital missing teeth. Treatment alternatives include implant-supported restorations, conventional fixed bridges, acid-etched bridges, orthodontic space closure, or autotransplantation. Dental implants have gained increased popularity over the last 40 years. However, this treatment modality is contraindicated in patients with continuous growth of the alveolar process due to the risk of severe infrapostion of the dental implant. Likewise, conventional fixed bridges are often contraindicated in young individuals since large dental pulp chambers increase the risk of pulp necrosis, and acid-etched bridges are still considered temporary solutions due to questionable long-term retention. Orthodontic space closure may be indicated in young individuals. However, it is not always feasible for functional or aesthetic reasons. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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