Rebuilding Smiles With Bone Grafts
Major problems arise 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 a prematurely aged appearance. More importantly, this prevents 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 schedule an appointment with a good Seldovia Village oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is in-network with Aetna and offers this care. In addition, we could also discuss our membership plan to make dental care affordable!
Ridge preservation is also referred to 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. 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. Through oral surgery, these are applied to the areas of weakened structure in the lower jaw.
Once the area heals, one or more 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, preserving your smile. Our team can connect you to a dentist or oral surgeon in Seldovia Village, AK who offers ridge augmentation, and also let you know about our dental plan to make sure your treatment fits your budget!