Making Smiles Implant Ready With Bone Grafts
A lot happens to our smile 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 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 schedule an appointment with a good Napakiak dentist who is in-network with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and offers 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 rebuild jawbone structure in your gums. Your dentist could use a number of different options. We could take tissue from the back of the jaw or the hip. Donor materials like bovine bone could also be used. Some opt for synthetic materials. Through oral surgery, these are applied to the areas of weakened structure in the mandibular bone.
Once the area heals, the 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, preserving your smile. Our team can connect you to a dentist in Napakiak, AK who performs jawbone grafting, and also let you know about our dental plan to make sure your care fits your budget!