Chin J Dent Res 11 (2008), No. 1 18. June 2008
Chin J Dent Res 11 (2008), No. 1 (18.06.2008)
Neurovascular Disturbance Associated with Implant Placement in the Anterior Mandible and its Surgical Implications: Literature Review including Report of a Case
Liang, Xin / Lambrichts, Ivo / Corpas, Livia / Politis, Constantinus / Vrielinck, Luc / Ma, Guo Wu / Jacobs, Reinhilde
Nowadays, oral implants are routinely used for rehabilitation of the edentulous mandible as this procedure is often considered uncomplicated, especially when limiting implant placement to the symphyseal area. Nevertheless, a case of nerve disturbance in the anterior mandible after the implant placement is described. Therefore, surgical, radiographic and anatomic considerations are reviewed in order to encounter the risks for neurosensory disturbance and haemorrhage. It is clear that preoperative radiographic planning of oral implant placement in the anterior mandible should pay attention to the mandibular incisive and lingual canals, besides the mental one, to avoid any neurovascular complications.
Keywords: dental implant, surgical complications, neurovascular, anterior mandible