Joao Carlos Vicente de Barros Junior1, Lucas Lima Barros1, Lais Amanda Silva Dias1, Marcos Flaminio Carlos Junior1, Maycon Mascarenhas Bonfim1, Claudio Ferreira Noia1, Sergio Charifker Ribeiro Martins1, Bruno Costa de Sa1, Leandro Lecio de Lima Sousa1 and Tarcio Hiroshi Ishimine Skiba2
1Department of Implantology, Sistema Odontológico de Estudos e Pesquisa, Brasil
2Professor, Department of Implantology and Periodontology RIDGE, Research Implant Dentistry and Graft Expertise, ICS FUNORTE, Brasil
*Corresponding Author: Leandro Lécio de Lima Sousa, Department of Implantology and Periodontology RIDGE, Research Implant Dentistry and Graft Expertise, ICS FUNORTE, Brasil.
Received: June 27, 2022; Published: July 22, 2022
Introduction: The implant based prosthetic rehabilitation in the posterior mandible may become a challenging procedure for occasionally the practitioner may handle a case in which there is no enough height for the insertion of dental implants due to the short distance between the crest and the alveolar inferior canal due either to the post dental extraction alveolar bone resorption or an upper position of the inferior alveolar canal. The aim of this paper is to present a case report in which the posterior region of the mandible - namely the first and second left molars - was rehabilitated with implant-based prosthetics by means of the alveolar inferior nerve lateralization surgery technique. Method: One 3.5 x9 mm and one 4.0 X 7 mm dental implant were immediately inserted in the left inferior molars area by means of the inferior alveolar nerve lateralization surgery technique. The prosthetic rehabilitation can be conducted six months after the surgery. Conclusion: The alveolar inferior nerve lateralization surgery technique has proven to be useful and predictable for cases in which there is no enough height to place dental implants due to the upper position of the inferior alveolar canal which is the result of an anatomical variation or the resorption of the edentulous bone at the posterior mandible.
Keywords: Inferior Alveolar Nerve; Lateralization; Implant
Citation: Leandro Lécio de Lima Sousa., et al. “Inferior Alveolar Nerve Lateralization: A Case Report". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.8 (2022): 79-85.
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