Would A Custom MIdface Implant Be Better Than Standard Paranasal Implants?
Q: Dr. Eppley, “I would like to move forward with my paranasal implant surgery, I just have two remaining questions which I hope to get answered before the surgery:
1. Would it be possible to do a custom or semi-custom made implant, I suppose they will fit better as my two sides are uneven?
2. Will you put screws to secure the implant as I worry they will shift?”
A: In answer to your midfacial augmentation questions:
1) If there is any midfacial asymmetry and to get more maxillary coverage it is always most ideal to have a custom paranasal-maxillary implant design done.
2) For a custom midfacial implant design in particular screw fixation is always used.
Dr. Barry Eppley