OJST  Vol.2 No.1 , March 2012
5-year follow-up of a patient with an impacted maxillary canine transplantation and a single-tooth implant: A case report
ABSTRACT
Background: Despite scientific and technological developments on dentistry, man is still losing their teeth due to several reasons. Tooth loss may result in esthetical and functional discrepancies. Although beginning of dental transplantation is quite old, it started to take attraction on scientific basis recently. In recent years, oral implants are being used nearly in all fields of dentistry. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate 5 year follow-up of a patient with an impacted maxillary canine transplantation and a single-tooth implant. Materials and Methods: In our study an impacted canine was removed and transplanted immediately. Thereafter the missing premolar was replaced by an implant retained cemented crown. The patient was evaluated clinically and radiographically. Clinical periodontal parameters and implant mobility was evaluated, marginal bone level was measured on radiographs. Results: No significant changes have been observed in these parameters and implant mobility between year one and year five of the study. Conclusion: This study has demonstrated that stable long-term results can be achieved with replacement of single teeth with MIS Implant, and cemented crown on abutment with adjacent transplanted canine, with cumulative success rate for five years.

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Kocaelli, H. , Röhlig, B. , Cakarer, S. and Yaltirik, M. (2012) 5-year follow-up of a patient with an impacted maxillary canine transplantation and a single-tooth implant: A case report. Open Journal of Stomatology, 2, 39-43. doi: 10.4236/ojst.2012.21007.
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