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Cyriel: Slaapapnea & implant reconstructive work

Facial diagnosis

  • Receding lower jaw
  • Receding upper jaw
  • Sleepapnea

Dental diagnosis

  • Class III

Treatment jaw surgery

  • Advancement lower jaw (BSSO)
  • Advancement upper jaw (Le Fort I)
  • Bimaxillary 8-10 mm advancement

Treatment dental implants

  • Implant supported bridge (fixed denture) upper jaw
  • Implant supported bridge (fixed denture) lower jaw
  • With bimaxillary advancement

Treatment aesthetic surgery

  • Liposuction

About this case

Cyriel sleeps since 8 years with a CPap device. That controls to a certain amount the disease, but with a heavy burden. It provoked severe skin eczema around the mouth, and his oral mucosa during night were all the time  extra dry. Also, almost accidentally he told me that storry of his sleep apnea. Indeed he came in to seek advice for new teeth, based on implants,thinking there was no real cure for sleepapnea. So we told him extensively the two stories. One of the sleep apnea, one of the implant. He got home a bit confused, but two days later he phoned me, very convinced, that he would go for the bimaxillary surgery advancement and the implants, and all this, as proposed during a single day surgery event. Cyriel was operated. First  upper and lower jaw were moved forward almost a cm (8-10mm) with the intention to open his airway in the back. Second the teeth were removed (set loose at the start of the bimax), and implants were placed. Impressions were taken at the end odf the operation, after the cervical liposuction. 5 days later Cyriel had his new teeth fixed on implants in an immediated loading fashion. Since the first postoperative day Cyriel slept without the cpap, and without any snoring. His skin healed up. He felt as totally reborn, with more energy than ever since over a decade… A real storry, and one of the most rewarding of 2017.