Lingual concavities in the mandible: a morphological study using cross-sectional analysis determined by CBCT.

@article{Nickenig2015LingualCI,
  title={Lingual concavities in the mandible: a morphological study using cross-sectional analysis determined by CBCT.},
  author={H J Nickenig and Manfred Gerhard Wichmann and Stephan Eitner and Joachim E. Z{\"o}ller and Matthias Kreppel},
  journal={Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={254-9}
}
BACKGROUND Lingual undercuts are common in the edentulous mandible and pose the risk of perforating the lingual cortical bone during insertion of dental implants, which may lead to hemorrhage or infections of the parapharyngeal space. The aim of our study was to determine the occurrence and extent of lingual undercuts in the molar and premolar/canine region of the mandible. METHODS We analyzed 716 cross-sections of the edentulous molar region and 215 cross-sections of the edentulous first… CONTINUE READING
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