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Mandibular Third Molar Autotransplantation — Literature Review with Clinical CasesFULL TEXT
• Rui Amaral Mendes, DMD •
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Provided that the apices of the mandibular third molar are immature, the immediate replacement of a lost or compromised tooth usually ensures a good outcome. Transplantation of third molars helps to maintain alveolar bone and enables endosseous implantation without requiring bone regeneration.
We present examples of transplantation of mandibular third molars and review the factors that affect the success or failure of this procedure, such as atraumatic extraction and adequate immobilization of the transplanted tooth and root development after transplantation. Sex or age seem to have no effect on the final outcome.
MeSH Key Words: molar, third; tooth/transplantation; tooth loss/surgeryReply to this article | View replies 
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