Strengthening 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 clear speech 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 a prematurely aged 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 link you to a good Paxson oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is in-network with Aetna and provides this care. In addition, we could also discuss our membership plan to make dental care affordable!
Bone grafting is also known 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 like bovine bone may be recommended too. Others 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 see them as natural structures. As a result, they help prevent any further breakdown in the jaw, protecting facial structure. Our team can connect you to a dentist or oral surgeon in Paxson, AK who offers this surgical procedure, and also let you know about our membership plan to make sure your treatment fits your budget!