Making Smiles Implant Ready With Jawbone Grafting
Major problems arise when we lose natural teeth. Obviously, there are problems with eating your favorite foods. Even speaking 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 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 help you schedule an appointment with a good Kodiak dentist 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 care affordable!
Ridge preservation 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. We could take tissue from the back of the jaw or the hip. Donor materials could be employed as well. We could also recommend synthetic materials. During oral surgery, these are applied to the areas of weakened structure in the lower jawbone.
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 in Kodiak, AK who performs ridge augmentation and dental implants, and also let you know about our membership plan to make sure your treatment fits your budget!