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Oral Surgery/Paranasal Implants Or Upper Jaw Surgery


Hi Dr. Teig, I have a flat mid face, and soft tissue support due to Bicuspid extraction and braces.  Can paranasal implants correct my facial flatness?  or should I do jaw advancement instead? When it comes to my bite, well its perfect. I have no problems with my bite.I am doing the surgery with implants or jaw altering to aesthetically please myself. What are your recommendations?
Thank you so much for your time.

Kamila - That is very simple question to answer.  The paranasal implant can bubble out the flatness, but the implants themselves do not produce a very pleasing result.  Better yet is the upper jaw advancement.  

If you choose the advancement, stop all dental treatments until a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon evaluates your bite.  For an advancement the proper bite position is important for a successful outcome.  Changes that are done and the advancement is not taken into consideration might produce a difficult outcome.

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Joel S. Teig, DMD, Diplomate ABOMS, retired


I am a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon available to answer questions related to tooth extractions, implant insertion, facial recontruction, facial and oral tumor removal, TMJ dysfunction and various successful treatments, including surgery if all else fails, and occlusal discrepancy requiring orthognathic or jaw surgery.


Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing for over 20 years. Assistant Clincal Professor at State University School of Dentistry.

American Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

BA- University of Connecticut DMD-University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Residency - Roosevelt Hospital, NYC

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