Over time, the jaw’s bone structure can deteriorate in areas where teeth are not present, complicating patients’ cosmetic dental care plans but the professionals at Oral Surgery Associates of Anchorage, AK, can help. If you've considered cosmetic dental care but have been told that you are not a candidate for dental implants because of jawbone quality or quantity, the team at Oral Surgery Associates Inc may have the solution you need: bone grafting.
Bone grafting can allow your jawbone to return to good health and size after a prolonged absence from an associated tooth. By regrowing the bone, the surgeons will be able to place dental implants of the appropriate length and width while also restoring functionality and physical appearance to your jaw.
For this specialized procedure, it’s essential that you have the finest oral surgeon working on your jaw. The surgeons at Oral Surgery Associates have decades of experience and training in specialized pre-operative, operative, and post-operative care. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have as many as six additional years of training in their fields.
After an initial consultation to ensure you are an appropriate candidate for a bone graft, you and the doctor will determine whether to graft a bone sample from a donor bank or from another part of your body based on what’s best for you. If the bone is obtained from your own body, common locations are from the hip, tibia, or a healthier portion of your jaw.
To learn more about how a bone graft can support your cosmetic dental care goals, schedule a consultation at Oral Surgery Associates of Anchorage. To learn more, call (907) 561-1430, or visit their website.