Rebuilding 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 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 dental implant placement possible! Fortunately, Doctors Network could help you find a great Tuluksak oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is in-network with Aetna and provides 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 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 could be employed as well. Some opt for synthetic materials. Through oral surgery, these are applied to the areas of weakened structure in the lower jaw.
Once the area heals, the dental implants could be placed. The body will allow them to bond with the jaw. As a result, they help prevent any further breakdown in the jaw, protecting facial structure. Our team can connect you to a dentist in Tuluksak, AK who performs jawbone grafting, and also let you know about our dental discount plan to make sure your treatment fits in your budget!