OBJECTIVE: Dental implant procedure is the most common way to restore missing teeth but also comes with several complications. Success rates for dental implants are expected to be good when proper diagnosis and planning, study of bone morphology and closeness of implant with vital structures, such as nerves and blood vessels, are made pre-surgery.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved 636 adult patients, aged 18-80 years old, that came for dental implants in screening clinics or referred to specialty clinics in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for the year 2019 to 2020. Instead of conventional Computed Tomography (CT), Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) X-Rays have been used to evaluate mandibular lingual concavities.
RESULTS: Prevalence and measurement of lingual concavities were determined. Type U mandibles with a lingual concavity, were found to have a higher chance of lingual cortical plate but this may still vary on factors such as type of population and ethnicity. The typical finding in the mandibular posterior region is the lingual undercut.
CONCLUSIONS: CBCT is a great tool used to study mandibular lingual concavities and it is essential prior the installation of dental implant to prevent life-threatening complications.Free PDF Download
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A.A. Almarghlani, B.A. Alshahrani, B.T. Fayyad, M.K. Shami, M.H. Alsaegh, F.S. Aladwani, A.S. Alghamdi
Assessment of prevalence and measurement of mandibular lingual concavities using Cone-Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) among patients in Jeddah: a cross-sectional study
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
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