Rebuilding Smiles With Bone Grafts
Major problems arise when we lose natural teeth. Obviously, there are problems with eating your favorite 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 an older 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 link you to a good Tetlin oral surgeon who is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield and provides this care. In addition, we could also discuss our payment plans to make dental care affordable!
Ridge preservation is also referred to as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to restore the lost structure in your gums. Your dentist could use a number of different options. Tissue could be sourced from the back of the jaw or the hip. Donor materials such as freeze-dried bovine bone particles may be recommended too. Some opt for synthetic materials. In a surgical procedure, 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, protecting facial structure. Our team can connect you to a dentist or oral surgeon in Tetlin, AK who offers this surgical procedure, and also let you know about our membership plan to make sure your care fits your budget!