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Losing a permanent tooth is never a pleasant experience, but you can receive a dental implant to replace the tooth. Prior to replacing a tooth, we will examine your jawbone to assess if the bone structure has been affected. A weakened jawbone may need to receive a bone graft before it is strong enough to support a dental implant.

Bone grafting often involves sedation for the comfort of the patient, and we encourage you to make plans with a family member or friend in advance to ensure you have a ride home following the procedure.

You have options for bone graft material, such as using a piece of bone from an area of your body or go through a bone tissue bank. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeon accesses the jawbone through the gums in order to place the bone tissue material at the site of the tooth loss. The bone tissue can fuse with the natural bone tissue to create a better density and quality.

Following the procedure, please refrain from any tobacco products while your treatment are recovers, as tobacco can cause gum irritation and even infection. You can develop a successful cessation program with the help of your primary doctor.

If you would like to speak with our oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Mark Ryser, about the purpose of bone grafting in Lehi, Utah, please feel free to call Aspire Surgical at 801-768-1155 today.