The planning stage of an implant treatment is just as important as the actual placement of the dental implants. The risks associated with an implant treatment at London Dental Studio are greatly reduced with an efficient assessment stage. The planning and assessment phase is crucial in determining the precise location where the implants need to be placed, as well where the sensitive parts of the anatomy are located.
An example of a sensitive anatomical part that may be affected by an implant treatment is the inferior alveolar nerve; this is the nerve that supplies sensation to the lower lip and chin areas. During the assessment and planning stage, the location of this part of the anatomy is determined so that it can be moved when needed – to avoid unnecessary risks during the placement of the implants. An advanced technique called nerve repositioning is necessary before the implants can be placed, to ensure that the inferior alveolar nerve is not touched or damaged during the treatment.
Nerve repositioning is the procedure done to move the inferior alveolar nerve to a position where it will not be touched or bothered when the dental implants are placed on the jawbone. After moving the nerve to a safe location, the implants can then safely be embedded into the jawbone without any risk of injuring or even touching the nerve accidentally.