Making Smiles Implant Ready With Bone Grafts
Major problems arise when we lose natural teeth. Obviously, there are problems with eating your favorite foods. Even talking clearly 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 prevents dental implant placement. Additional treatments could be necessary to strengthen the jaw in order to make tooth replacement possible! Fortunately, Doctors Network could link you to a local Whale Pass oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is in-network with Doctors Network Dental Plan and performs jawbone grafting. In addition, we could also discuss our payment plans to make care affordable!
Ridge preservation is also referred to as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to preserve the ridge in your mandible. Your dentist could use various sources. Tissue could be sourced from the back of the jaw or the hip. Donor materials such as bovine bone particles could also be used. We could also recommend synthetic materials. During oral surgery, these are applied to the areas of weakened structure in the lower jawbone.
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 Whale Pass, AK who performs jawbone grafting, and also let you know about our dental discount plan to make sure your care fits your budget!