Rebuilding Smiles With Bone Grafts
Major problems arise 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 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 help you schedule an appointment with a local Selawik oral surgeon who is in-network with 1199 and performs jawbone grafting. In addition, we could also discuss our membership plan to make care affordable!
Ridge preservation is also known as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to restore the lost structure in your mandible. Your dentist could employ new tissue from multiple sources. Tissue could be sourced from the back of the jaw or the hip. Donor materials such as bovine bone particles could be employed as well. We could also recommend synthetic materials. During oral surgery, these are applied to the areas of weakened structure in the mandible bone.
Once the area heals, biocompatible 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 Selawik, AK who offers ridge augmentation, and also let you know about our dental plan to make sure your treatment fits in your budget!