Strengthening Smiles With Jawbone Grafting
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 break down of density in the jaw. This weakens the jaw, and could even cause an older appearance. 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 help you schedule an appointment with a good Noorvik dentist who is in-network with Aetna and offers this care. In addition, we could also discuss our payment plans to make dental care affordable!
Bone grafting is also known as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to preserve the ridge 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 like bovine bone could also be used. 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 Noorvik, AK who performs jawbone grafting, and also let you know about our dental plan to make sure your treatment fits your budget!