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

Authors
 Sunil Kim  ;  Seung Jong Lee  ;  Yooseok Shin  ;  Euiseong Kim 
Citation
 Journal of Endodontics, Vol.41(8) : 1371-1374, 2015 
Journal Title
 Journal of Endodontics 
ISSN
 0099-2399 
Issue Date
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
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/140819
DOI
10.1016/j.joen.2015.01.036
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1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 2. College of Dentistry (치과대학) > Dept. of Conservative Dentistry (보존과학교실)
Yonsei Authors
김선일(Kim, Sun Il)
김의성(Kim, Eui Seong)
신유석(Shin, Yoo Seok)
이승종(Lee, Seung Jong)
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