Anterior Mandibular Zone Safe for Implants

Kutuk N., DEMİRBAŞ A. E., GÖNEN Z. B., TOPAN C., Kilic E., Etoz O. A., ...More

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.24, no.4, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


During implantology procedures, one of the most serious complications is damage of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN). The mandibular incisive nerve is described as a terminal branch of the IAN and provides innervation to the lower anterior teeth and canines. The incisive nerve and canal are located in the interforaminal area. Although numerous studies report IAN damage during implant placement, few reports in the literature describes sensory disturbances, such as neuropathic pain, related to mandibular incisive nerve damage.