Rebuilding Smiles With Bone Grafts
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 dental implant placement possible! Fortunately, Doctors Network could link you to a local Mountain Village oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is in-network with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and offers jawbone grafting. In addition, we could also discuss our payment plans to make care affordable!
Bone grafting is also referred to as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to rebuild jawbone structure in your gums. Your dentist could use a number of different options. Tissue could be taken from the back of the jaw or the hip. Donor materials such as bovine bone particles 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, biocompatible dental implants could be placed. The body will accept them as natural roots. 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 Mountain Village, AK who performs ridge augmentation and dental implants, and also let you know about our dental plan to make sure your care fits in your budget!