Strengthening Smiles With Bone Grafts
A lot happens to our smile when we lose natural teeth. Obviously, there are problems with consuming solid foods. Even speaking 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 a prematurely aged appearance. More importantly, this prevents dental implant placement. Additional treatments could be necessary to strengthen the jaw in order to make dental implant placement possible! Fortunately, Doctors Network could link you to a good Unalaska oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is in-network with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and provides jawbone grafting. In addition, we could also discuss our payment plans to make care affordable!
Ridge preservation is also known as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to rebuild jawbone structure in your mandible. Your dentist could employ new tissue from multiple sources. Tissue could be taken from the back of the jaw or the hip. Donor materials like bovine bone 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 bone.
Once the area heals, the 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 Unalaska, AK who offers ridge augmentation, and also let you know about our membership plan to make sure your care fits in your budget!