Strengthening Smiles With Bone Grafts
Oral health declines when we lose natural teeth. Obviously, there are problems with consuming solid foods. Even talking 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 an older 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 local Prudhoe Bay oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is in-network with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and provides ridge augmentation. In addition, we could also discuss our membership program to make dental care affordable!
Jawbone grafting is also known as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to preserve the ridge in your mandible. Your dentist could use various sources. Tissue could be taken from the back of the jaw or the hip. Donor materials such as freeze-dried bovine bone particles could be employed as well. We could also recommend synthetic materials. In a surgical procedure, 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 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 Prudhoe Bay, AK who offers this surgical procedure, and also let you know about our membership plan to make sure your treatment fits your budget!