Metastatic involvement of the jawbones is uncommon, particularly in the maxilla. Case reports of such metastases from renal cell primaries are few, making a consensus on treatment difficult to establish. We present a case of metastatic involvement of the maxilla two years following a nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma. The case exemplifies the broad range of symptoms attributable to metastases in the maxilla and the management dilemmas. The case highlights the role of practitioners in primary dental care in identifying the potential for such pathology based on clinical and radiographic features.