Introduction: The mandibular canal is a crucial anatomical indicator for implant planning in the posterior mandibular region. Implant positioning near the mandibular canal may result in damage to the inferior alveolar nerve, leading to paresthesia of the lower lip and chin. Case report: A 38-year-old man with no relevant medical history presented to Pondok Indah Hospital for the replacement of his missing mandibular teeth, which had been removed 1 year prior to presentation. The patient wanted to have the missing dentition restored using a dental implant. We placed dental implants at the 1st, 2nd and 3rd right mandibular molars. The risk of damage to the trigeminal nerve branches is known as a complication of implant treatment in the posterior mandibular region. CBCT provides three-dimensional (3D) images with a moderate radiation dose, and numerous studies have reported its value in diagnosing spatial associations between anatomical structures. Conclusion: The present report highlight the use of CBCT for assessing the distance between anatomical structures. CBCT is regarded as a credible and precise tool.
|Title of host publication||Clinical Reports in Dentistry|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Apr 2020|
- Cone-beam computed tomography
- Dental implants
- Mandibular canal