Autotransplantation of third molars with completely formed roots to replace compromised molars with the computer-aided rapid prototyping.
- Xia JJ
Journal of esthetic and restorative dentistry : official publication of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry ... [et al.][J Esthet Restor Dent] 2020 Apr; Vol. 32 (3), pp. 265-271. Date of Electronic Publication: 2020 Feb 16.
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- Objective: To describe a method to fabricate donor tooth replica to assist surgeons in preparation of recipient socket during tooth autotransplantation.
Materials and Methods: A total of 28 compromised molars in 27 patients were transplanted with third molars using computer-aided rapid prototyping (CARP) technique. Surgery time and extra-alveolar time were documented. Postoperatively, the distance between cervix of transplanted tooth and the alveolar wall was measured. The degree of postoperative pain experienced was assessed with visual analog scale at day 1, 3, and 7.
Results: From 28 clinical cases, the average extra-alveolar time and surgery time were 2.5 minutes (±1.3) and 44 minutes (±6.8), respectively. Postoperatively, the average distance between cervix of transplanted tooth and the alveolar wall was 0.87 mm (±0.15) at the mesial-cervix, 0.95 mm (±0.17) at the distal-cervix, 0.88 mm (±0.18) at the buccal-cervix, and 0.95 mm (±0.13) at the lingual-cervix. The value of visual analog scale score significantly decreased from day 1 to day 3.
Conclusions: CARP is a reliable technique for fabrication of tooth like surgical replicas in conventional autotransplantation.
Clinical Significance: CARP technique minimized extra-oral time, reduced iatrogenic damage, and consequently increased the survival rate of tooth autotransplantation.
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