Correcting Border Irregularities with Implants

Sagittal split and horizontal osteotomies (sliding genioplasties) of the mandible leave irregularities along the border of the mandible. In certain cases these can be disfiguring.

A diagrammatic representation of this is below. The border irregularities caused by sagittal and horizontal osteotomies of the mandible is shown on the left. The improvement in contour provided by implants is shown on the right.