Strengthening Smiles With Bone Grafts
Major problems arise when we lose natural teeth. Obviously, there are problems with consuming solid foods. Even clear speech could be a problem. However, the major problem is the loss of mass and density in the jaw. This weakens the jaw, and could even cause an older appearance. More importantly, this leaves the smile too weak for implants. Additional treatments could be necessary to strengthen the jaw in order to make dental implant placement possible! Fortunately, Doctors Network could help you find a good Thorne Bay oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is in-network with 1199 and performs this care. In addition, we could also discuss our payment plans to make care affordable!
Ridge preservation is also referred to as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to restore the lost structure in your mandible. Your dentist could use a number of different options. We could take tissue from the back of the jaw or the hip. Donor materials such as bovine bone particles may be recommended too. Others recommend synthetic materials. Through oral surgery, these are applied to the areas of weakened structure in the mandible bone.
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 in Thorne Bay, AK who performs ridge augmentation and dental implants, and also let you know about our membership plan to make sure your treatment fits your budget!