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Aust Endod J. 2019 Apr;45(1):122-128. doi: 10.1111/aej.12260. Epub 2018 Feb 16.

Clinical application of 3D technology for tooth autotransplantation: A case report.

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Department of Advanced General Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.


This report presents two cases of tooth autotransplantation using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), the three-dimensional (3D) simulation dental planning software and a computer-aided rapid prototyping (CARP) model. Two hopeless teeth of adult patients were replaced as their third molar teeth. Before deciding the autotransplantation, diagnostic CBCT images were acquired and imported to SimPlant software. The SimPlant dental program was used for surgical simulation prior to autotransplantation, which created 3D images of the available donor teeth and recipient site tooth and superimposed the images to display their morphological similarity. Efficient modification of the recipient socket was designed preoperatively. The CARP model of the donor tooth was prepared as a substitute for the donor tooth that would be fit into the new recipient socket during bone preparation. Autotransplantation was favourably performed in 5-6 min. Transplanted teeth healed up without clinical abnormality. The postoperative follow-up time was up to 6 years.


autotransplantation; computer-aided rapid prototyping model; cone-beam computed tomography; surgical simulation; three-dimensional dental software


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