A custom implant is unique in its anatomical form and it is made specifically for a particular patient. It combines the collaborative skills of the surgeon, the designer and the manufacturer, for the best possible outcome.
Reconstruction of large maxillectomy defects following tumour resection presents a formidable challenge to both surgeons and prosthodontists. However, it is possible, by using transport distraction osteogenesis (TDO) to re-form a functional palatal vault, alveolar ridge that can house dental implants and a vestibule for the supportive form and function of cheeks.
This author has not yet filled in any details. So far imaginemedia.co.za has created 4 blog entries.