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Jaw Surgery and Dental Implants in Singapore Blog

Missing Teeth and Jaw Deformity in the older patient

Most dental implants patients are usually older adults who have lost some or all dentition over the course of many years. On the other hand, corrective jaw surgery patients tend to be younger, those in their late teens and twenties. However, there is a group of patients who have dentofacial deformities that require orthognathic surgery but somehow did not get around to doing it when they were younger but in their later years, require dental implants to replace their missing or failing dentition. For such patients, orthognathic surgery may be done in conjunction with dental implants to restore not just a functional dentition but an improvement of facial aesthetics as well.

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What is the cost of genioplasty and a chin implant?



Cost is a major factor in elective surgery. Afterall, if it is too expensive, there is always the cheaper option of not having it at all. However, in real life, elective procedures often cost more than non-elective ones. This may appear counterintuitive but if you think about it, it makes perfect sense. The demands and expectation of a cosmetic surgery patient is much higher and nebulous than a patient who is undergoing emergency coronary bypass surgery. The latter will be grateful if he survives but the former may not be happy even if the surgery is a success in the eyes of the surgeon. The technique of performing chin surgery is relatively simple, but attaining the results desired by the patient is a different matter. But don’t worry, the cost of chin surgery is nowhere near the heart surgery ballpark.

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Should I have a chin implant or a genioplasty?


bigstock-Beautiful-Young-Woman-Teeth-Cl-49719305.jpgChange of facial contour can be done by either shifting the facial bones around, i.e. orthognathic surgery, or by adding facial implants. What is actually done for a particular patient depends very much on which surgeon she sees. In general, in Singapore, most plastic surgeons tend to opt for the chin implant while oral maxillofacial surgeons tend to gravitate towards genioplasty. So, which is the better option?

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