Good safety margin from the implant to the nerve?
(Glastonbury, CT USA)
I am ready to have an implant for tooth #19 and the results of the cone beam reveal that the implant will be close to the nerve. My oral surgeon is using a 6mm implant and advised me he has about 1mm to the nerve.
What is a good safety margin from the implant to the nerve? Online information says 1.5-2.0 mm. My dentist is being very cautious with me (thankfully) and telling me if I cannot live with the risk (possible numbness, tingling or pain) I should not proceed and he is ok with my choice.