Jaw Restoration after Cortical Jaw Reduction

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. Ultimately a 3D CT scan of your jaw is needed to make that determination of implant size and dimensions from which the material  choice for its fabrication could be decided. 

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana