Evaluation of alveolar bone and of bone morphology, the anatomical ratios of the inferior alveolar nerve, involving clinical and paraclinical examination of the edentulous crest in the implanting site, are essential aspects for pre-operative planning of implant therapy, associated to bone rehabilitation.
Materials and method: The quality of bone regeneration, as well as the possible sensorial disorders were evaluated on recordings from patients having received implants after bone rehabilitation performed in the posterior area of the mandibular arch.
Results: Two cases of post-therapeutical paresthesia, representing 2/37 (0.5%) of the total number of implants inserted in the posterior segment of the mandible, or 2/27 (0.7%) of the patients, were analyzed.
Conclusions: The data obtained in the present study agree with the conclusions of previous investigations, demonstrating that panoramic radiography, together with Computer Tomography, should be viewed as a golden standard of implant therapy and bone rehabilitation, especially in partial and total edentulism, receiving implants in the posterior segment of the mandible.
- implant therapy
- sensorial disorders
- tissular regeneration
- tomographic diagnosis