Autotransplantation of teeth with incomplete root formation: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Rohof, E. C. M., Kerdijk, W., Jansma, J., Livas, C. & Ren, Y., May-2018, In : Clinical Oral Investigations. 22, 4, p. 1613-1624 12 p.

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Objectives The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine the rates of survival and success and the complications related to autotransplantation of teeth with incomplete root formation. Additionally, we attempted to identify the prognostic factors that influence the outcome of tooth autotransplantation.

Materials and methods A literature search for all data published until July 2016 was conducted. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were specified. Risk of bias was assessed with the Newcastle checklist. Meta-analysis was performed by using the DerSimonian-Laird random effect model. The 1-, 5-, and 10-year survival rates and the weighted estimated survival, success, and complication rates per year were calculated.

Results Thirty-two studies were included for analysis. The survival rates reported after 1, 5, and 10 years were 97.4, 97.8, and 96.3%, respectively. The annual weighted estimated survival rate (98.2%), success rate (96.6%), and complication rates in terms of ankylosis (2.0%), root resorption (2.9%), and pulp necrosis (3.3%) were analyzed. No firm conclusions could be drawn with respect to the prognostic factors due to insufficient evidence of high quality.

Conclusion The survival and success rates of autotransplantation of teeth with incomplete root formation were high (> 95%), with a low rate of complications (<5%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1613-1624
Number of pages12
JournalClinical Oral Investigations
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May-2018


  • Toothautotransplantation, Incomplete root formation, Success rate, Survival rate, Systematic review, Meta-analysis, TERM-FOLLOW-UP, LONG-TERM, TOOTH TRANSPLANTATION, 3RD MOLARS, AUTO-TRANSPLANTATION, HEALING SUBSEQUENT, INCISOR REGION, SUCCESS RATES, PREMOLARS, SURVIVAL

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