If you lost your teeth in the back of your lower jaw many years ago then little bone would be available to fit implants. The risk of placing implants at this site is damage to the nerve which usually supplies sensation to your teeth, gum and lip. In these cases, a procedure called nerve repositioning would be necessary to move your nerve out the way to allow implants insertion.
This is performed under local anaesthetics and involves creating a window in the side of the lower jaw to allow careful manipulation of the nerve to move it outside the jaw when the preparation of implants take place, once the implants are inserted the nerve will be placed back into the jaw next to the implants. Bone grafting material is then inserted to close the window which was created at the beginning.
A few months later crowns or bridges would be constructed and fitted onto the implants.
Nerve repositioning from £3000