AUTOGENOUS TRANSPLANTATION OF AN IMPACTED MAXILLARY CANINE: A CASE REPORT


ATAOL M., URVASIZOĞLU G., SARUHAN N., Sancar B.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL DENTISTRY, vol.22, no.3, pp.303-306, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL DENTISTRY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.303-306
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Maxillary canines play a vital role in dental and facial appearance, arch development and functional occlusion. When surgical exposure procedures can not be performed due to surgical or orthodontic contraindications or the patient does not accept the treatment, autotransplantation should be considered. A 35 year-old woman with a compliant of maxillary primary canine decay and impacted maxillary canine addressed the medical office. A palatal mucoperiosteal flap was elevated. The primary canine tooth and the permanent canine were gently extracted. A new socket with appropriate size and position with the permanent canine was prepared with implant surgical drills. Then, the tooth was correctly positioned and splinted. The centric and lateral mandibular movements were checked. After 1 week, root canal treatment was performed. At one-year follow-up, no clinical mobility was observed and the patient did not report any intraoral pain and discomfort.