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.
Patient with 35 mm maxillectomy
(a) Before TDO, (b) After completion of TDO and removal of device, (c) After receiving dental implants