International Journal of Morphology
On-line version ISSN 0717-9502
SUAZO GALDAMES, Iván Claudio; MORALES HERRERA, Carlos Andrés; CANTIN LOPEZ, Mario Gonzalo and ZAVANDO MATAMALA, Daniela Alejandra. Biometric Aspects of the Mandibular Canal. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2007, vol.25, n.4, pp. 811-816. ISSN 0717-9502. doi: 10.4067/S0717-95022007000400021.
The mandibular canal have as longitudinally course, being related in its average segment to the dental pieces molars and premolars. The knowledge of the relation of the mandibular canal with the dental pieces and cortical bone is of great importance for the practice of the implant therapy. In the present study the relations of the average portion of the canal are analyzed to mandible with cortical mandibular bone pertaining to female sex of between 50 and 65 years obtained of different cemeteries, with coincident anthropometric characterization with the registry. Measurements were made in three levels of the average segment (A-B-C). The results show that the mandibular canal presents a ovoid form and that their diameters diminish as it descends until the mentoniano hole. It was observed, in addition an oblique and descendent passage, coming near to the cortical one to vestibular of the jaw. The importance of the knowledge of the biometrics aspects of the mandibular canal is discussed in female of the selected age group, because they are these patients who have greater necessity of implant therapy
Keywords : Anatomy; Biometry; Mandibular canal.