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International Journal of Oral Implantology
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Int J Oral Implantol 11 (2018), No. 2     25. May 2018
Int J Oral Implantol 11 (2018), No. 2  (25.05.2018)

Page 227-232, PubMed:29806669


Autogenous transplant of two impacted mandibular canines: a case report with 2-year follow-up
Testori, Tiziano / Scaini, Riccardo / Weinstein, Tommaso / Deflorian, Matteo / Taschieri, Silvio / Del Fabbro, Massimo
Purpose: To present a case report of autogenous transplant of two impacted mandibular canines.
Materials and methods: A 12-year-old girl, with vestibular impaction of mandibular left and right canines had them extracted and transplanted in the anatomically corrected sites, after an unsuccessful orthodontic treatment including surgical exposure.
Results: After 2 years the teeth are stable and their vitality is maintained.
Conclusions: In this case the transplantation of the mandibular canines was successful and maintained the vitality of the transplanted teeth for at least 2 years. By preserving the periodontal ligament is it possible to re-establish a functional tooth unit, which allows a physiologic growth of the jaws.

Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Keywords: autogenous transplant, case report, impacted canines