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Pedicled Buccal Flap Coverage of Jaw Angle Implants

  Jaw angle augmentation with implants has become an increasingly popular aesthetic facial procedure for both men and women. It is performed through intraoral incisions that are located in the back of the mouth in the vestibule opposite the second and third molars. This provides access to the subperiosteal plane under the masseter muscle over Read More…

Biologic Tissue Reactions around Jaw Angle Implants

  The placement of implants on the facial bones, like implants placed anywhere in the body, causes well recognized tissue responses. The encapsulation of the implant by scar, known as a capsule, is the body’s method of separating ‘self from non-self’.  This capsule also serves to lock the implant down, creating a fixed and immoveable Read More…

OR Snapshots – The External Approach to Jaw Angle Implants

Jaw angle implants are typically inserted through an intraoral route. This allows a subperiosteal pocket to be developed under the masseter muscle in a scarless fashion. But it is a procedure that is prone to implant asymmetry for an often not appreciated reason. The wording end of the implant is the furthest away from the Read More…

The Pterygomasseteric Sling in Jaw Angle Implants

  Jaw angle implants are to the back of the jaw like chin implants are to the front. They have become more popular for facial augmentation as the aesthetic value of the back of the jaw, or the entire jawline, has become recognized as creating a such enhanced lower third of the face. No longer Read More…

Impacted Wisdom Teeth and Jawline Implants

  Jaw angle implants as well as complete jawline implants are highly effective methods for augmentation of the lower third of the face. They either enhance the effects of a prior or concomitant chin augmentation or create an entire enhancement of the whole lower face as a stand alone implant procedure due to complete jawline Read More…

Case Study – Aesthetic Correction of the High Angle Jaw Deformity

  Background: The shape of the jawline consists of various anatomic zones that has numerous dimensions. While the most common aesthetic concerns are a chin that does not have enough horizontal projection or jaw angles that are not wide enough, there are many other types of aesthetic deformities of the jawline. One such undesired jawline Read More…

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