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Tooth autotransplantation : A systematic review of the literature

Author(s): Maroua Garma, Lotfi Boufaroua, Afef Slim, Sameh Sioud, Hajer Hentati, Jamil Selmi

Introduction: Tooth auto transplantation is a proposed alternative to missing teeth replacement. Various cases of this technique are reported, Consequently, many benefits, limits and outcomes of tooth auto transplantation are discussed in the literature.  The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review of the literature to highlight advantages and disadvantages of this option, it’s outcomes and different influencing factors.

Materials and Methods: A Medline search was conducted via PubMed from 2010 to March 2022. Mesh key words were used and combined with different Boolean operator.

Results: The electronic search led to 231 articles. After activating filters, duplicates removal and respecting inclusion and exclusion criteria, 31 articles were selected for the review.

Discussion: According to this review, tooth auto transplantation is a well-documented technique. Various influencing factors were reported and discussed. It was approved by the majority of authors due to its benefits and the hight level of its controlled outcomes.