Strengthening Smiles With Bone Grafts
A lot happens to our smile when we lose natural teeth. Obviously, there are problems with eating a variety of meals. Even speaking clearly could be a problem. However, the major problem is the break down of density in the jaw. This weakens the jaw, and could even cause a prematurely aged appearance. More importantly, this prevents dental implant placement. Additional treatments could be necessary to strengthen the jaw in order to make dental implant placement possible! Fortunately, Doctors Network could link you to a local Napaskiak oral surgeon who is in-network with 1199 and provides this care. In addition, we could also discuss our payment plans to make dental care affordable!
Ridge preservation is also known as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to rebuild jawbone structure 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 bovine bone particles could also be used. We could also recommend synthetic materials. Through oral surgery, these are applied to the areas of weakened structure in the lower jaw.
Once the area heals, the dental implants could be placed. The body will see them as natural structures. 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 Napaskiak, AK who offers this surgical procedure, and also let you know about our membership plan to make sure your treatment fits in your budget!