Rebuilding Smiles With Jawbone Grafting
Oral health declines 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 a prematurely aged appearance. More importantly, this leaves the smile too weak for implants. Additional treatments could be necessary to strengthen the jaw in order to make dental implant placement possible! Fortunately, Doctors Network could help you find a good Port Alexander oral surgeon who is in-network with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and provides this care. In addition, we could also discuss our membership program to make dental care affordable!
Bone grafting is also referred to as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to rebuild jawbone structure in your mandible. Your dentist could use various sources. We could take tissue from the back of the jaw or the hip. Donor materials such as freeze-dried bovine bone particles could also be used. We could also recommend 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 see them as natural structures. 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 Port Alexander, AK who performs jawbone grafting, and also let you know about our membership plan to make sure your care fits your budget!