Making Smiles Implant Ready With Bone Grafts
Oral health declines 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 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 tooth replacement possible! Fortunately, Doctors Network could help you book an online appointment with a local Kenai oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is in-network with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and provides ridge augmentation. In addition, we could also discuss our membership program to make dental care affordable!
Ridge preservation is also known as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to rebuild jawbone structure in your gums. Your dentist could use various sources. Tissue could be sourced from the back of the jaw or the hip. Donor materials like bovine bone may be recommended too. We could also recommend synthetic materials. In a surgical procedure, these are applied to the areas of weakened structure in the lower jawbone.
Once the area heals, the 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 Kenai, AK who offers this surgical procedure, and also let you know about our dental discount plan to make sure your treatment fits your budget!