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Treatment guidelines

Implant placement with open flap procedure - mandible

Key points

  • For overdentures, 2 symphyseal implants placed parallel to the mandibular hinge axis are optimal
  • Four implants placed to retain an overdenture are an option
  • For fixed prostheses, 4-6 implants installed arch-wise are indicated
  • Incisal, mental and mandibular nerves should be protected
  • Perforating the lingual cortex in dorsal areas can lead to life-threatening bleeding

Clinical topics

Edentulous treatments
Soft tissue management

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