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 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 an older 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 help you find a good Saxman oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is in-network with Aetna and provides this care. In addition, we could also discuss our membership program to make care affordable!
Bone grafting is also referred to as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to restore the lost structure in your mandible. Your dentist could employ new tissue from multiple sources. We could take tissue from the back of the jaw or the hip. Donor materials like bovine bone 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 jawbone.
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 in Saxman, AK who offers ridge augmentation, and also let you know about our dental plan to make sure your treatment fits your budget!