Making Smiles Implant Ready With Jawbone Grafting
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 a prematurely aged appearance. More importantly, this limits dental implant placement. Additional treatments could be necessary to strengthen the jaw in order to prepare the gum for dental implants! Fortunately, Doctors Network could help you schedule an appointment with a good Skagway oral surgeon who is in-network with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and performs jawbone grafting. In addition, we could also discuss our membership program to make care affordable!
Bone grafting is also referred to as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to restore the lost structure in your mandible. Your dentist could use a number of different options. Tissue could be taken from the back of the jaw or the hip. Donor materials such as bovine bone particles may be recommended too. We could also recommend synthetic materials. Through oral surgery, these are applied to the areas of weakened structure in the mandible.
Once the area heals, one or more 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, allowing long-lasting tooth replacement. Our team can connect you to a dentist or oral surgeon in Skagway, AK who offers ridge augmentation, and also let you know about our membership plan to make sure your treatment fits your budget!