Seriously damaged molars can be replaced by autotransplantation with the help of 3D techniques. In the present case, involving an 18-year old patient, 18, 38 and 48 were used to replace, respectively, 14, 36 and 37. Preoperatively, the width of the crowns and the root development of 18, 38 and 48 were analysed using 3D imaging. During the autotransplantation procedure, the new alveoli are formed with the help of replicas of the donor molars printed in 3D, in order to prevent iatrogenic damage to the actual donor molars.. The extra-alveolar time was less than 2 minutes for all donor molars. Postoperative follow-up showed physiologic integration of the transplanted molars. There was no ankylosis. Autotransplantation with the help of 3D techniques makes it possible to perform complex procedures with good results.
D. Anssari Moin
J.P.R. van Merkesteyn
|Publicatiedatum||5 januari 2018|
|Editie||Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd - Jaargang 125 - editie 01 - januari 2018; 21-26|