Can Facial Implants Be Seen On Dental X-Rays?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I wanted to ask a question regarding jaw and cheek implant. Are facial implants such as these visible in dental x-rays? I am strongly considering this procedure but feel somewhat insecure about someone seeing them in x-rays. Is there anywhere I can see how the look on an x=ray? 

A: Non-metallic implants are not seen in a dental x-ray which would be that of a panorex. However any screws used for the implant’s fixation would be.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana