Does jaw shaving limit implant insertion next to the jaw area that has been shaved?
Possible to Add an Implant on Previously Shaved Jaw?
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Chin implant okay for previously shaved jaw bone
Previous jaw surgery will not affect the placement of a chin implant. Chin implants can certainly be placed after any type of mandibular surgery without any consequences.
Augmenting a "shaved" Jaw
The straight forward answer is - Yes - as long as the bone has enough of a surface the implant can rest on, an implant CAN be placed on the bone regardless of it having been shaved or not. More complicated is WHY was the bone shaved (reduced) in the first place to the point that it now requires and artificial augmentation with an implant.
Use of implants following jaw shaving
Sahving a jaw does not preclude staged or immediate placement of an implant adjacent to the area of treatment. You may want to first try use of fillers to assess the appearance of augmenting a specific area.
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Shaved jaw and implant
A chin implant can certainly be placed over an area that was previously shaved. The important thing to knwo would be why was it shaved in the first place?
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