Rebuilding Smiles With Jawbone Grafting
Major problems arise when we lose natural teeth. Obviously, there are problems with consuming solid foods. Even speaking clearly could be a problem. However, the major problem is the break down of density in the jaw. This weakens the jaw, and could even cause a prematurely aged 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 schedule an appointment with a local Nabesna oral 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 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 be employed as well. We could also recommend synthetic materials. During oral surgery, these are applied to the areas of weakened structure in the mandibular bone.
Once the area heals, one or more 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, protecting facial structure. Our team can connect you to a dentist in Nabesna, 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!