Custom Jaw Angle Implants after Overdone Jaw Angle Reductions

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had cortical jaw reduction done in Asia and unhappy with the results. Do you do custom jaw implants? if so,would PEEK or titanium mandible angle implants be better? Thank you. 

A: I have done hundreds of custom jaw implants out of every available material. Whether the more expensive options of PEEK or titanium are viable options for your jaw restoration would depend on what size of implant is needed and what you are willing to pay for the surgery…as both PEEK and titanium custom jaw angle implants are considerably more expensive than those made out of solid silicone.

Ultimately a 3D CT scan of your jaw is needed to determine what size jaw angle restoration is needed. That may also influence the material choice for the implants.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana

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