I have treatment planned a patient for installation of 4 implants in the mandibular anterior area to retain an overdenture. After examining the CBCT scan I noted that one of the implants would be very close to or impinge on the incisive branch of the inferior alveolar nerve. If I contact the nerve with the implant what possible complications could occur? What do you recommend I do to avoid any problems?
Possibility to impinge on the mandibular incisive nerve: recommendations?