Strengthening Smiles With Bone Grafts
A lot happens to our smile when we lose natural teeth. Obviously, there are problems with consuming solid foods. Even speaking clearly could be a problem. However, the major problem is the loss of structure in the jaw. This weakens the jaw, and could even cause a prematurely aged appearance. More importantly, this leaves the smile too weak for implants. Additional treatments could be necessary to strengthen the jaw in order to make tooth replacement possible! Fortunately, Doctors Network could help you find a local Koyuk oral surgeon who is in-network with 1199 and offers ridge augmentation. In addition, we could also discuss our membership program to make dental care affordable!
Bone grafting is also referred to as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to preserve the ridge in your mandible. Your dentist could use a number of different options. Tissue could be sourced from the back of the jaw or the hip. Donor materials such as freeze-dried bovine bone particles could also be used. We could also recommend synthetic materials. During oral surgery, these are applied to the areas of weakened structure in the mandibular bone.
Once the area heals, biocompatible dental implants could be placed. The body will allow them to bond with the jaw. As a result, they help prevent any further breakdown in the jaw, allowing long-lasting tooth replacement. Our team can connect you to a dentist or oral surgeon in Koyuk, AK who offers ridge augmentation, and also let you know about our membership plan to make sure your treatment fits in your budget!