Autotransplantation of Teeth and the Reconstruction of Alveolar Bone Defects Using Artificial Bone: A Case Series

Zhifang Chen, Wei Chen
2019 Open Journal of Stomatology  
The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of autotransplantation or replantation of extracted teeth combining with reconstruction of alveolar bone defects in use of artificial bone grafting clinically and radiographically. This article presents a more useful and convenient method for repairing tooth and reconstruction of bone defecting with some interesting cases. Eleven patients (seven men and four women) in whom teeth with complete root formation were extracted and autotransplanted,
more » ... autotransplanted, the bone of receiving area was Insufficient. All transplanted teeth were stabilized with orthodontic wire and resin or 4-0 silk sutures; at the same time, artificial bone powder was filled. In 11 cases, the missing teeth were restored by autogenous teeth and the alveolar bone defect was restored by artificial bone, the improvement in the radiographic and clinical parameters strongly suggest that it may be a useful therapy to solve the problem of the missing teeth and alveolar bone insufficiency simultaneously. However, the risk of replacement root resorption remains.
doi:10.4236/ojst.2019.912028 fatcat:3m2vvlh4rfatlopc2juct2etpy