Dental autotransplantation: case report of two variants
Two cases of auto transplantation carried out in two female patients aged 12 and 28 years respectively is reported. The variants reported include transalveolar auto transplantation of a horizontally impacted maxillary right central incisor lying across the apices of the upper left primary central and the permanent right lateral incisors; and intentional transplantation to endodontically treat a lower right central incisor with a fractured file in the middle third of the root. Evaluation of both cases three years post-treatment recorded a stable and functional outcome.
These cases reported emphasize the option of autotransplantation as a treatment option when dealing with an unfavorable tooth which may otherwise have been lost in children and adults. It also encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork among Dental specialists in managing difficult cases, resulting in a stable, functional and aesthetically pleasing outcome.
Keywords: Auto transplantation, trans alveolar, intentional