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Minerva Medica 2020 Sep 17

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4806.20.06900-1

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Passive medialization of the inferior alveolar nerve to facilitate implant placements in a patient with severe atrophic posterior mandible

Mingfu YE , Wenjun LIU, Shaolong CHENG, Lihui YAN

Department of Oral Implantology, Stomatological Hospital of Xiamen Medical College, Xiamen Key Laboratory of Stomatological Disease Diagnosis and Treatment, Xiamen, Fujian Province, China


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Placing implants in the edentulous jaw of an individual with severe posterior mandibular atrophy is challenging due to the insufficient bone height above the inferior alveolar nerve canal. The different reconstruction techniques available cause extensive morbidity, are costly, and require prolonged treatments. In here we report a case series of patients treated with a new minimally invasive technique to facilitate implant placement in patients with severely atrophied posterior mandible.


KEY WORDS: Inferior alveolar nerve; Atrophic posterior mandible; Edentulism

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