Autotransplantation of Tooth in Children with Mixed DentitionAbu-Hussein Muhamad1* and Abdulgani Azzaldeen2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Abu-Hussein Muhamad, DDS, MScD, MSc, DPD
123 Argus Street, 10441 Athens, Greece
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date : September 08, 2012; Accepted date : October 23, 2012; Published date : October 25, 2012
Citation: Muhamad AH, Azzaldeen A (2012) Autotransplantation of Tooth in Children with Mixed Dentition. Dentistry 2:149. doi:10.4172/2161-1122.1000149
Copyright: © 2012 Muhamad AH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Autotransplantation of tooth in children is the surgical movement of a tooth from one place in the mouth to another in the similar individual. Once thought to be uncertain, autotransplantation has achieved high success rates and is an outstanding option for tooth replacement in children. Although the indications for autotransplantation are narrow, careful patient assortment coupled with a suitable method can lead to exceptional esthetic and useful results. One benefit of this procedure is that placement of an implant-supported prosthesis or other form of prosthetic tooth replacement is not needed. A review of the recommended surgical technique as well as success rates is also discussed.