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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 529-532

Third molar autotransplantation: An alternative to dental implant - 9 years follow up of a case

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, MN DAV Dental College and Hospital, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Maharishi Markandeshwar College of Dental Sciences, Ambala, Haryana, India

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Dr. Mansi Jain
Maharishi Markandeshwar College of Dental Sciences, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana
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DOI: 10.4103/ams.ams_237_19

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Autogenous tooth transplantation is the surgical movement of tooth from one location in the mouth to another in the same individual. It is an excellent option with good functional and esthetic outcome for rehabilitating young patients with growing alveolar bone and replaces missing tooth with a natural tooth rather than a prosthesis or an osseointegrated implant. This case reports discusses a 9 years follow up of a successful autotransplantation case of third molar in place of first molar justifying autotransplantation to be a viable treatment option in present day implant dentistry practice.

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