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Vertical Bone Growth after Autotransplantation of Mature Third Molars: 2 Case Reports with Long-term Follow-up

Title
Vertical Bone Growth after Autotransplantation of Mature Third Molars: 2 Case Reports with Long-term Follow-up
Authors
Sunil Kim;Seung Jong Lee;Euiseong Kim;Yooseok Shin
Issue Date
2015
Journal Title
Journal of Endodontics
ISSN
0099-2399
Citation
Journal of Endodontics, Vol.41(8) : 1371~1374, 2015
Abstract
Tooth autotransplantation is a viable treatment option for tooth replacement when a suitable donor tooth is available. These case reports described significant vertical bone growth after autotransplantation of a mature third molar. The left mandible third molars (n = 2) were transplanted to the missing tooth in the left mandible. The patient follow-up period was 10 years after transplantation. Clinical examination revealed no mobility of the transplanted tooth. Radiographic examination indicated that bone regeneration occurred around the transplanted tooth. Vertical bone growth was observed in the cervical area of the root surface and the recipient bone. In autotransplantation of mature teeth, long-term follow-up results indicate that vertical bone growth can be expected if viability of the periodontal ligament cells is maintained.
URI
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S009923991500103X

http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/140819
DOI
10.1016/j.joen.2015.01.036
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