Making Smiles Implant Ready With Bone Grafts
Major problems arise when we lose natural teeth. Obviously, there are problems with eating your favorite foods. Even talking clearly 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 patients to look older. 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 schedule an appointment with a good Yakutat dentist who is in-network with 1199 and performs jawbone grafting. In addition, we could also discuss our payment plans to make care affordable!
Jawbone grafting is also known as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to restore the lost structure in your mandible. Your dentist could use various sources. Tissue could be taken 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. In a surgical procedure, these are applied to the areas of weakened structure in the lower jaw.
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, preserving your smile. Our team can connect you to a dentist or oral surgeon in Yakutat, AK who offers this surgical procedure, and also let you know about our dental plan to make sure your care fits your budget!