How Do You Select Jaw Angle Implants Size?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I would like to ask you about how to decide the correct size for jaw angle implants. For reference my bigonial width is 9.8cm without soft tissues and 11cm counting them, my bizygomatic width is 13.6cm. Thanks for the help and greetings.

A: The reality is there is no exact science as to how to select jaw angle implant style and size. X-rays and measurements on them are not really helpful anymore than a chest x-ray is helpful in selecting breast implant size for women. What is the most useful thing to do is computer imaging, looking at various changes in jaw angle shape and size and then seeing how you interpret those changes. From that assessment jaw angle implant styles and size is determined.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana