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This Might Be a Hard Case
Do you have experience with auto-transplants? It might be an option for this difficult case.
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Here is a nine-year-old girl I originally saw on referral from an oral surgeon in July 2010. He saw her as an over-the-weekend emergency to deal with traumatically avulsed and lost central incisors. I think she had a less than stellar experience and would not let me near her at the first, second or third appointment. She hid in the corner. I had a panex and discussed with the parents that we needed to conserve alveolar bone for future implants and the best way to do that would be to do an auto-transplant of bicuspids to the 1-1 position at some point. Parents were on board with that and I had been waiting for the girl to allow me to start working with her. In August, that day arrived. She came into the office and said, “I want some front teeth,” and she was clearly much more cooperative. But now she has laterals that don’t look so good. Questions: 1. Any thoughts on treatment? 2. Anyone have any experience with auto-transplants? 3. Anyone have any ideas about replacement teeth for the centrals and laterals until we are ready to finalize things? Thanks, I think. n
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