The Use of Surgical Burs in Autotransplant of Ectopic Impacted Maxillary Canine


Background: Canine auto-transplantation is a surgical procedure applied in cases of ankylosed or severely displaced impacted canines that cannot be resolved orthodontically. This study was conducted to describe the transplantation method associated with orthodontic treatment.
Materials and Methods: This study was carried out on 21 healthy subjects (age range from 18- 24), who were suffering from ectopic impacted maxillary canines, surgical burs were used to drill the alveolar bone of them. The study was conducted from October 2006 to February 2009 in Oral Surgery Clinic of Dentistry College/ Anbar University and private clinic.
Results: Results showed that the use of both methods of drilling resulted in similar healing and period required for stability of transplanted canines.
Conclusion: The use of classical surgical burs or burs of implant surgical kit are helpful in creating socket for autotransplanted maxillary canines.
Key words: Surgical burs, autotransplant of maxillary canine