The midline mandibular lingual canal : importance in implant surgery

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dc.contributor.author Oettle, Anna Catherina
dc.contributor.author Fourie, Jeanine
dc.contributor.author Human-Baron, René
dc.contributor.author Van Zyl, Andre W.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-23T11:27:25Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-23T11:27:25Z
dc.date.issued 2015-02
dc.description.abstract PURPOSE : To determine the position and occurrence of the midline mandibular canal (MLC) in the various age, sex, population and dentition groups. The average distances from the MLC to a planned mandibular midline implant and the inferior mandibular border were measured. MATERIALS AND METHODS : Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) was used to scan 122 mandibles (31 black males; 28 black females; 32 white males and 31 white females). Midsagittal sections in the reconstructed images of edentulous mandibles or sagittal sections through the socket of the 41 tooth (FDI nomenclature) in dentate mandibles were made. A measurement of 6 mm across buccolingually (BL) was delineated with the caliper tool indicating the minimum dimensions for placement of an implant. In dentate cases where the BL distance was in excess of 6 mm, the caliper was placed across the deepest part of the socket as a marker to determine the bone dimension available below the socket for implant placement. From these markers a vertical line was dropped to the MLC to measure the available bone. RESULTS : The MLC was a consistent finding within the anterior mandible. A statistical significant difference in bone availability amongst the sexes and with dentition pattern was found indicating that edentulous female patients were particularly at risk of injury to the vessels of the midline lingual canal during implants in that area. CONCLUSION : Immediate implants in the position of lower central incisors are regarded as a safe procedure as is the placement of interforaminal implants in the anterior mandible. Clinicians should however take note of the position of the midline mandibular lingual canal and approach this area with caution, especially if the alveolar ridge is to be reduced before implant placement. en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2016-02-27 en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Research committee of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria. en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1708-8208 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Oettle, AC, Fourie, J, Human-Baron, R & Van Zyl, AW 2015, 'The midline mandibular lingual canal : importance in implant surgery', Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 93-101. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1523-0899 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1708-8208 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1111/cid.12080
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/44111
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Wiley en_ZA
dc.rights © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article : The midline mandibular lingual canal : importance in implant surgery, Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, vol. 17, no.1, pp. 93-101, 2015. doi :10.1111/cid.12080. en_ZA
dc.subject Near-fatal bleeding en_ZA
dc.subject Lingual foramen en_ZA
dc.subject Edentulous en_ZA
dc.subject Sublingual artery en_ZA
dc.subject Submental artery en_ZA
dc.subject Mandibular symphysis en_ZA
dc.subject CBCT imaging en_ZA
dc.subject Clinical research en_ZA
dc.subject Midline lingual canal (MLC) en_ZA
dc.subject Midline mandibular dental implants en_ZA
dc.subject Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) en_ZA
dc.title The midline mandibular lingual canal : importance in implant surgery en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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