Using cone beam computed tomography to determine safe regions for implant placement

Sayde Sokhn, Ibrahim Nasseh, Marcel Noujeim

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This study sought to identify and follow the course of The incisive canal in the mental interforaminal region of The human mandible and to describe other anatomical landmarks present in this region. Cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT) studies for 40 patients were collected from the database at the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, School of Dentistry, Lebanese Univeisity. Ten patients had edentulous mandibles; the other 30 had partially or completely dentate mandibles. Axial native images and panoramic and cross-sectional reconstructions were examined to assess the anatomical landmarks in the anterior mandible. Multiple neurovascular canals and foramina were clearly detected on CBCT studies of the mandible. Numerous foramina were seen on the internal surface of the mandible, even distant from the midline. The incisive canal was identified in 97.5% of the images. These anatomical landmarks should be evaluated carefully during preoperative planning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e72-e77
JournalGeneral dentistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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