Int J Esthet Dent 13 (2018), No. 2 10. May 2018
Dental autotransplantation is the surgical transposition of a tooth from its original site to another site to replace a lost or compromised tooth in the same individual.1 It offers a method for replacing missing teeth or avulsed and traumatized teeth, particularly in children and adolescents. This surgical therapy is often overlooked as a treatment option by dentists and oral surgeons, who typically treat space closure by placing dental implants or bridges despite the fact that recent autotransplantation studies show high survival rates and success rates of 91.3%.2 Most tooth losses due to traumatic incidents occur in young patients, and implant placement is contraindicated until the completion of growth. In cases where there is no donor dilemma, and if a suitable graft is available, autotransplantation may be the therapy of choice.