Strengthening Smiles With Jawbone Grafting
Major problems arise when we lose natural teeth. Obviously, there are problems with eating your favorite 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 a prematurely aged appearance. More importantly, this limits dental implant placement. Additional treatments could be necessary to strengthen the jaw in order to make tooth replacement possible! Fortunately, Doctors Network could link you to a local Lower Kalskag oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is in-network with Aetna and provides ridge augmentation. 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 preserve the ridge 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 could be employed as well. Others recommend synthetic materials. In a surgical procedure, these are applied to the areas of weakened structure in the mandible.
Once the area heals, one or more dental implants could be placed. The body will accept them as natural roots. As a result, they help prevent any further breakdown in the jaw, preserving your smile. Our team can connect you to a dentist in Lower Kalskag, AK who offers this surgical procedure, and also let you know about our membership plan to make sure your care fits your budget!