Making Smiles Implant Ready With Jawbone Grafting
A lot happens to our smile 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 mass and density in the jaw. This weakens the jaw, and could even cause an older appearance. More importantly, this limits dental implant placement. 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 Akiachak dentist who is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield and offers this care. In addition, we could also discuss our payment plans 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 employ new tissue from multiple sources. We could take tissue from the back of the jaw or the hip. Donor materials such as freeze-dried bovine bone particles may be recommended too. Others 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, protecting facial structure. Our team can connect you to a dentist in Akiachak, AK who performs ridge augmentation and dental implants, and also let you know about our dental plan to make sure your treatment fits your budget!