What Is The Difference to the Bone Between a Standard vs Custom Chin Implant?

Q: Dr. Eppley, As you may know, I’m currently deciding between a custom chin implant and a “standard” implant. I have a question for you, if you wouldn’t mind. It is: If we discount the superior aesthetic flexibility from the equation, does it still make sense to choose custom over a standard chin implant for minimizing the risks of malposition and micro-movements that could potentially cause erosion? Particularly in my case, since I have had previous bony chin augmentation.

Thanks so much for the help!

A: The only reason to use a custom chin implant is if there is an aesthetic effect that can not be created by a standard chin implant. There would be no differences between them when it comes to their potential imprinting effect on the bone.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana