Possible to Add an Implant on Previously Shaved Jaw?

Does jaw shaving limit implant insertion next to the jaw area that has been shaved?

Doctor Answers 5

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.

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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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.

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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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.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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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?

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Placing an implant on a previously shaved jaw is possible.

 You can put the implant over or next to the shaved jaw without problem depending on what your goal is. See an experienced surgeon for a consultation.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

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