Rebuilding Smiles With Bone Grafts
A lot happens to our smile when we lose natural teeth. Obviously, there are problems with eating a variety of meals. Even clear speech could be a problem. However, the major problem is the break down of density in the jaw. This weakens the jaw, and could even cause patients to look older. More importantly, this prevents dental implant placement. Additional treatments could be necessary to strengthen the jaw in order to make dental implant placement possible! Fortunately, Doctors Network could link you to a local Chitina oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is in-network with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and offers jawbone grafting. In addition, we could also discuss our membership plan to make dental 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 a number of different options. 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, one or more 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 or oral surgeon in Chitina, AK who performs jawbone grafting, and also let you know about our dental plan to make sure your care fits your budget!