Good safety margin from the implant to the nerve?

by Lynne
(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.

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VERY risky NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi

The margin you have is very small! Your dentist/oral surgeon is concerned for a good reason - I think he is not comfortable himself to take such a close call!

He is also using a short implant on a tooth that is meant to have heavy loads (chewing) so the short implant is not a good option in terms of functionality!

I think that it would be better for you to build up sufficient bone mass in that area(bone graft) and only then go for a normal sized implant!

Remember - hitting the nerve by mistake can cause severe complications and can be irreversible in many cases!

I would go for a second opinion.


Nerve Distance NEW
by: Sharon B., RDH

I agree that a bone graft would be the best option. If this were my mouth I would not allow an implant to come within such a close proximity of the nerve, because the chance of of error or side effect would be too great. A bone graft could allow more mass to be built up and have enough room for the post.

A 2nd opinion may also be beneficial as another specialist could be more familiar with another technique to avoid contact with the nerve. Let them know what your concern is and see what they have to say.

YES YOU ARE CORRECT NEW
by: DR FARHAN DURRANI

IT SHOULD BE MORE THAN 2 MM ,AND SIX MM IMPLANT ,PL READ ARTICLES ,SHORT IMPLANTS CAN BE SOMETIMES A FAILURE,ASK FOR AUGMENTATION WITH BONE GRAFTS IN THE SURGICAL AREA AND THEN IMPLANTS ON SAFER SIDE TREATMENT FOR LONG TERM GOOD PROGNOSIS

Excellent! NEW
by: Anonymous

Oh wow! I’m at complete loss of words. It was interesting to read about this implant. I guess that is an excellent safety margin. Prevention is always better than cure. I would like to know more about the cost. EMR Software

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by: gener mcmillan

Ask your surgeon about if it is done more than 1mm is there any problem or is it okay to go for it, I think it will pain a bit. So make sure and go for it.
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