It Is Easier To Remove Medpor Jaw Angle Implants Shortly After Surgery Rather Than Later?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have Medpor jaw angle implants andI’m not satisfied with the result. I want them to be removed and I know it can be difficult. I´d like to know if we don’t wait long time after surgery can it be easier ? I’m just 2 months post surgery. 

Thank you

A: I have removed many a Medpor implant and really once they are in place a few weeks to a month it is about the same whether it is 2 months or 2 years in terms of the ease of their removal. It is all about how quickly do the tissues attach to the bone and form an adhesed capsule.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana