Rebuilding Smiles With Bone Grafts
A lot happens to our smile when we lose natural teeth. Obviously, there are problems with eating your favorite foods. Even speaking 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 limits 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 Lutak oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is in-network with Aetna and performs 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 restore the lost structure in your gums. 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 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 Lutak, AK who performs jawbone grafting, and also let you know about our dental discount plan to make sure your care fits your budget!