This is a study of 41 patients who underwent benign tumour resection and reconstruction over a four year period. Patients fell into three groups; condyle preserved, condyle sacrificed, condyle frozen in combination with a DCIA free flap. Following this, they were assessed for appearance, occlusion and speech. Not unsurprisingly, those who had the condyle preserved had the better function, and those with the condyle frozen retained function better than those who had it sacrificed. In all cases, facial morphology and phonetic function were clear or good. There were only two cases that had poor occlusal relationship, both in the condyle sacrifice group.