Are jaw/mandible angle implants screwed in from the outside of the cheeks?

I've been looking into jaw/mandible angle implants, and have come across information that says the implants are screwed in via the outside of the cheeks potentially leaving a small scar on the cheeks? Is this true? Can jaw implants not be screwed into the bone via the same oral incision they are placed through?

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Jaw implants

yes, they are screwed from the 'inside' leaving no scars. Perhaps there are surgeons who do not do this but it is basic to use an intraoral approach

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