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Implants too close to the inferior alveolar nerve?

Last Updated October 24, 2020
Reviewed By:  OsseoNews Team

I will have some dental implants placed in my lower jaw to replace my molars. The shortest implants(8 mm) will be placed at a distance of 0.5mm above my inferior alveolar nerve, since I do not have enough bone height. A CBCT scan will be done during the surgery. Is it safe to have implants placed so close to the IAN? I am afraid they may damage the nerve in the future because of the occlusal loads.

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