Cranial Implants (Extraoral Implants) are tiny titanium implants used as stabilizing devices for prostheses to replace missing craniofacial parts, i.e. ears, nose, orbits, and eyes. These implants are placed with a minor surgical procedure and are connected to a prosthesis made by an artist familiar with these techniques. Dr. Sinn has placed hundreds of these implants for this reconstructive approach in both children and adults.
Defects or deformities in the head and facial area almost always lead to a severe emotional burden. Anaplastology is a branch of medicine dealing with the prosthetic rehabilitation of an absent, disfigured, or malformed anatomically critical location of the face or body. Anaplastologist-artists, Greg Gion and Allison Vest of Medical Arts Prosthetics work closely with Dr. Sinn to construct these life-changing results. They specialize in Cranio-maxillo-facial and somatic prostheses.