Strengthening Smiles With Bone Grafts
Major problems arise when we lose natural teeth. Obviously, there are problems with consuming solid foods. Even clear speech could be a problem. However, the major problem is the loss of structure 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 schedule an appointment with a good Shaktoolik oral surgeon 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 care affordable!
Jawbone grafting is also known as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to rebuild jawbone 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 lower jaw.
Once the area heals, biocompatible 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, allowing long-lasting tooth replacement. Our team can connect you to a dentist in Shaktoolik, AK who offers ridge augmentation, and also let you know about our dental plan to make sure your care fits in your budget!