The jawbone forms the foundation of your smile. It helps the teeth function normally, allowing you to speak and chew, as well as fill out the appearance of your face and smile. When teeth are lost or the jawbone is otherwise damaged, it can lead to tissue and bone loss. These can significantly affect a patient’s quality of life. If your smile has been affected by bone loss, our dentists may recommend a bone graft in Anchorage, Alaska.
In addition to restoring tissue loss, a bone graft can also be used to provide a strong foundation for a restoration treatment. Dental implants are a great way for patients to restore lost teeth and are anchored to the jawbone. However, because tooth loss can also lead to bone loss, there isn’t always enough underlying tissue to support the dental restoration. A bone graft can be used to augment or strengthen the jawbone, allowing the implant to be inserted into the new tissue. When you come in for an exam or an implant consultation, our dentists can let you know if a bone graft is necessary. Simply call (907) 33-SMILE(76453) for a consultation at Clear Dental. Ask about your options for restoration and if you qualify for a bone graft procedure.