To maintain the structural and functional integrity of bone, similar to the natural tooth, Dental implants are most widely used for treatment of edentulous areas in the mouth.
Aim and Objectives: Aim of this study is to evaluate the depth of submandibular gland fossa and its relationship with the mandibular canal, based on gender and side of the mandible.
Materials and Methods: CBCT scans of 100 patients of both males and females were studied. The deepest region of submandibular gland fossa and the superior, parallel, and the inferior relationship of the mandibular canal to submandibular gland fossae were obtained.
Results: The mean ± SD of the depth of the submandibular gland fossa on the right side in males and females were 1.72 ± 0.431 mm and 1.68 ± 0.327mm, respectively, and those on the left were 1.75 ± 0.385 mm and 1.49± 0.295mm respectively. The deepest region in both the genders was above the infra alveolar canal.
Conclusion: Greater depths were seen in males in comparison to females, Greater depth was seen in the right side of the mandible as compared to the left side in both males and females. Hence, while placing implants, thickness of the alveolar bone should be evaluated cautiously in males.