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 clear speech could be a problem. However, the major problem is the loss of structure in the jaw. This weakens the jaw, and could even cause an older 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 great Chignik Lake oral surgeon who is in-network with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and provides this care. In addition, we could also discuss our membership program to make care affordable!
Jawbone grafting is also referred to as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to rebuild jawbone structure in your mandible. Your dentist could use various sources. Tissue could be sourced from the back of the jaw or the hip. Donor materials such as freeze-dried bovine bone particles could also be used. We could also recommend synthetic materials. Through oral surgery, these are applied to the areas of weakened structure in the mandible bone.
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, allowing long-lasting tooth replacement. Our team can connect you to a dentist in Chignik Lake, AK who performs jawbone grafting, and also let you know about our membership plan to make sure your treatment fits in your budget!