2017, Number 1
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ABSTRACTNasopalatine canal is an important anatomical structure in the implant placement to avoid neurovascular bundle damage and to obtain the ideal space for implantation. The aim of this clinical case is to place an implant in a three-dimensional position, in the proximity of incisive canal. Case description: Male, 38 years old patient, who refers the possibility to restore a lost tooth with an implant and it was observed in the area a combined defect. Ridge augmentation bone was done with autograft taken from the chin. After regeneration, tomography showed incisive canal near the place where the implant position was desire. An osteotomy was done to avoid compromising the neurovascular bundle. Results: The implant was placed near the incisive canal (0.77 mm) and the patient did not report postoperative sensory disorders. Conclusion: Nasopalatine canal is not an anatomical complication for implant placement but it is essential to identify its location and morphology prior to implantation.
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