Hello, I am interested in a few questions about transplanting your own teeth.
1. If a wisdom tooth was removed a year ago, is it possible to transplant it now instead of another tooth?
2. If the donor tooth has caries, is it possible to transplant it?
Teeth autotransplantation does not exist. A transplant is an organ transplant, in this case teeth. The prefix "auto" means that the organ is the person himself. To put it simply, one tooth is taken and transplanted to another place - this does not happen. But if a tooth is knocked out, in a number of situations it is possible to return it to its place - in the same hole.
But in dentistry there is the concept of "autotransplantation". For example, bone tissue or gum tissue. In the first case, a piece of bone is taken (usually from the area of the palate or wisdom teeth) and transplanted to the desired place - such an operation often precedes a single dental implantation, when there is not enough space for the implant. The second option is a gum transplant. Such an operation is also needed for implantation: a small piece of the mucous membrane is borrowed and transplanted to a new place, usually in the area of the crown on the implant - this is how the gum plastic is performed.
Interested in the mechanism of action.