Inferior Mandibular Nerve Lateralization At Implants Pro Center© San Francisco

Some patients have their mandibular nerve positioned very high in their jaw bone. The inter-arch vertical distance between the top of the crest of their mandibular jaw bone and their upper teeth is very limited. That inter-arch vertical distance is very necessary to allow room to put proper prosthetics on top of the implants, which will be placed in the mandible.

The inferior mandibular nerve usually exits the body of the mandible around the area of the lower bicuspids to provide a sensory supply to the lower lip. In inferior mandibular nerve lateralization surgery, the bone buccally (on the cheek-side) covering the inferior mandibular nerve will be removed. The nerve is then gently moved buccally out of its channel to instead make the nerve exit the body of the mandible at the wisdom tooth area. With the advancement in surgical techniques and instrumentation, ultrasound surgical instruments will be used to remove the bone covering the inferior mandibular nerve, without inflecting harm to the nerve tissue.

The pictures below demonstrate how we can place implants in deficient bone without grafting. In this situation, the nerve is displaced to the side to allow the implants to be placed without damaging it & then repositioned slightly lateral to its original position next to the implants.

For every successful treatment, you need to be very careful about choosing a specialist to deal with your issue. And for any dental problems, we have a team of experienced and skilled specialists who hold their specialized degrees from renowned institutions. They will examine you thoroughly before starting any treatment. At Implants Pro Center, we use the best technology to provide the best possible results. Cone beam CT Scans are always recommended for understanding the patient’s condition and giving proper assessments for an efficient and conservative approach. We utilize CAD/CAM technology to provide you with the best-looking restorative result. This helps the doctor to explain to our patients about their issues and decide what the best procedure to cater to their needs is. As we aim to achieve 100 percent successful results, we are much concerned about patients’ after-care and a regular dental visit to avoid any after-effects. At Implants Pro Center©, we take all primary dental and medical PPO insurances, along with Medicare, thereby decreasing your anxiety about the expense of dental implant treatment or any oral surgeries. So, we pride ourselves in not only providing modern and effective techniques but also in our services and follow-up provided by our staff and doctors.

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