Making Smiles Implant Ready 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 mass and 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 tooth replacement possible! Fortunately, Doctors Network could link you to a local King Salmon oral surgeon who is in-network with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and performs this care. 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 restore the lost structure in your mandible. Your dentist could employ new tissue from multiple sources. Tissue could be sourced from the back of the jaw or the hip. Donor materials such as freeze-dried bovine bone particles may be recommended too. Some opt for synthetic materials. In a surgical procedure, these are applied to the areas of weakened structure in the lower jawbone.
Once the area heals, biocompatible 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, preserving your smile. Our team can connect you to a dentist in King Salmon, AK who performs ridge augmentation and dental implants, and also let you know about our membership plan to make sure your care fits in your budget!