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If you have lost a tooth and are considering replacing it with a dental implant, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Aspire Surgical to receive an in-depth diagnosis on the needs of your smile. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeon will assess the quality of your remaining jaw structure. A bone graft may be the first step in receiving a dental implant if you don’t have sufficient healthy bone structure after tooth loss.

Typically, you can undergo a bone graft procedure in a single outpatient setting, often with the use of sedation for your comfort. If you are sedated, arrange for a family member or friend to drive you home at the end of the appointment.

The bone graft material we use may be extracted from your body, such as your chin, or taken from a bone tissue bank. After making a small incision in the gums, the oral surgeon inserts the material and then gives it time to fuse with the natural bone to provide greater density to the area.

During your recovery, remember that the use of tobacco can cause gum irritation and cause recovery complications such as an infection. You can speak with your physician about a cessation program if you struggle with quitting tobacco.

To learn if you would benefit from undergoing bone grafting in Draper, Utah, call 801-576-5910 today and schedule a time to see Dr. AJ Stosich at Aspire Surgical.