Strengthening Smiles With Bone Grafts
Major problems arise 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 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 find a great Ketchikan oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is in-network with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and provides this care. In addition, we could also discuss our payment plans to make dental care affordable!
Jawbone grafting is also referred to as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to restore the lost structure in your gums. Your dentist could use various sources. Tissue could be taken from the back of the jaw or the hip. Donor materials could also be used. We could also recommend synthetic materials. In a surgical procedure, these are applied to the areas of weakened structure in the mandible.
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 Ketchikan, AK who offers ridge augmentation, and also let you know about our membership plan to make sure your treatment fits your budget!