Strengthening Smiles With Jawbone Grafting
A lot happens to our smile when we lose natural teeth. Obviously, there are problems with consuming solid foods. Even speaking clearly could be a problem. However, the major problem is the loss of structure 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 great Thorne Bay 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 care affordable!
Jawbone grafting is also known as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to rebuild jawbone structure in your mandible. Your dentist could employ new tissue from multiple sources. Tissue could be taken from the back of the jaw or the hip. Donor materials could also be used. Some opt for synthetic materials. During oral surgery, these are applied to the areas of weakened structure in the mandible bone.
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, allowing long-lasting tooth replacement. Our team can connect you to a dentist in Thorne Bay, AK who offers ridge augmentation, and also let you know about our dental discount plan to make sure your treatment fits in your budget!