Rebuilding Smiles With Jawbone Grafting
A lot happens to our smile when we lose natural teeth. Obviously, there are problems with consuming solid foods. Even talking 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 leaves the smile too weak for implants. 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 local Wrangell oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is in-network with Aetna and offers this care. In addition, we could also discuss our membership program to make care affordable!
Ridge preservation is also known as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to rebuild jawbone structure in your mandible. Your dentist could use various sources. Tissue could be taken from the back of the jaw or the hip. Donor materials like bovine bone may be recommended too. We could also recommend synthetic materials. During oral surgery, 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 or oral surgeon in Wrangell, AK who performs jawbone grafting, and also let you know about our membership plan to make sure your treatment fits your budget!