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 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 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 good Copper Center dentist who is in-network with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and performs jawbone grafting. In addition, we could also discuss our payment plans to make dental care affordable!
Bone grafting is also referred to as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to preserve the ridge 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 such as freeze-dried bovine bone particles could be employed as well. Some opt for 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 see them as natural structures. As a result, they help prevent any further breakdown in the jaw, preserving your smile. Our team can connect you to a dentist or oral surgeon in Copper Center, AK who offers ridge augmentation, and also let you know about our dental plan to make sure your treatment fits your budget!