Autogenous tooth transplantation (autoTX) is a relatively old, but not very well-known method for replacing lost or misaligned teeth.
The main indication is the autogenous tooth transplantation (autoTX) of wisdom teeth due to tooth loss in the gap caused in the maxilla and mandible, followed by autoTX of impacted incisors and premolars.
Regardless of age group (primary age range 15-30 years) and localization, the autogenous tooth transplantation is a promising and very economical therapy for the treatment of edentulous arches. The ten-year success rates for autologous transplantation are at about 80%.
Radiograph (OPG) and intraoral findings of a 25-year-old woman before (A)
and after (B) autologous transplantation of tooth 38 36
(C) Intraoral findings three years after transplantation
There was no further root growth detectable in this patents, even in later years. This tooth is still without clinical symptoms.
Press releases and medical reports
- Autogenous tooth transplantation (german) - technique with great potential. A course report from Dr. Mark Thoma, Munich
- Autogenous tooth transplantation (german) An article by Dirk Nolte, Karsten Hinrichs, Stefan Lange
- Autogenous milk tooth transplantation (german) An article by Dirk Nolte et al.
Advantages and disadvantage of autologous (own) tooth transplantation compared with the implantation of artificial implants
Autogenous tooth transplants
- + Good prognosis
- + Inexpensive
- + Suitable for young people
- + Osteoinductive potential
- - Susceptible to cavities
- - Not applicable for all jaw regions
- + Very good prognosis
- + No cavities
- + Can be used in all jaw regions
- - Expensive
- - Only adults (> 16 years)
- - No osteoinuktive potential