bone grafting

Bone Grafting

Tooth loss and facial trauma can cause jawbone deterioration. Without treatment, jawbone atrophy can worsen, affecting your facial features.

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that can increase the density of the bone in preparation for dental implants and other treatments.

Dr. Gregory E. Anderson performs bone grafting at our Logan, UT, and Garland offices to enhance and protect the oral health of our patients.

How Does a Bone Graft Work?

Dr. Anderson will restore your missing bone tissue with biocompatible grafting material. Approximately four months later, he can place your dental implant.

Benefits of Bone Grafting

Restore Your Candidacy for Implants

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth with crowns, bridges, and dentures. In order to qualify for implants, patients must have sufficient bone left in their jaw. By creating a solid foundation, bone grafting can restore your candidacy for dental implants even if you have insufficient bone tissue.

Improve Your Oral Health

A bone graft protects against jawbone atrophy by preserving existing bone tissue and regenerating what was lost. When a tooth is removed, a graft can also be placed at the same time to prevent the collapse of the socket and maintain oral health.

Enjoy Outstanding Success Rates

If you have suffered atrophy in your jaw, bone grafting is a tried and true solution. The procedure offers remarkable success rates. In fact, research indicates that implants placed in grafted bone are just as successful as those placed in natural bone.

A Bone Graft Is Just the Beginning Set a Healthy Foundation for a Smile Makeover

smile with missing teeth, receded gum, and receded bone tissue
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smile after bone grafting and dental implant treatment
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This patient experienced dramatic results with a bone graft and placement of a natural-looking prosthetic.

"Thank You to You and Your Staff" Review from Our Patients

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Karina Zarco

2020

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Dr. Gregory and his wife are great people. Saw him after hours for a locked jaw and he went above and beyond making me feel comfortable and making sure I understood what caused it/ how to help it. Very friendly, very kind, very admirable. Glad I met him!

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Mary j

2020

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Dr Anderson has helped me to be able to function when my mouth has been in so much pain.    I had 2 implants that could not heal. My entire mouth was sore tender and not working.  From previous dentist work. Dr Anderson solved the problems with the implants and helped me to once again be able eat abs have a normal life.  Thank you to you and your staff.

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Have you considered dental implants in the past, but were told you did not have enough bone to support them? Bone grafting by Dr. Anderson can help you rebuild bone tissue, restore your candidacy for implants, and preserve your facial features.

Dr. Anderson is a board-certified oral surgeon and a Diplomate of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He performs a wide range of oral surgery procedures, including bone grafting and dental implant placement. Patients who visit our Logan, UT, or Garland offices can enjoy the convenience and comfort of having most of their treatment performed under the same roof. We maintain a friendly, casual atmosphere where patients can feel relaxed while receiving the surgical care they need. To schedule a bone graft or dental implant consultation, contact us online anytime.

Questions? Call Us: (435) 755-5000

Dr. Gregory Anderson and his team
Dr. Anderson and his team specialize in oral surgery procedures and can provide the most advanced care.

Types of Bone Grafts

socket graft

Socket Graft

Also referred to as ridge preservation, a socket graft is usually performed at the same time as an extraction. When a tooth is removed, there is an empty socket left behind. Without a graft, the socket is more likely to collapse, leaving an indentation in the gums. Dr. Anderson places socket grafts to preserve the ridge and prevent bone loss.

ridge augmentation

Ridge Augmentation

If the teeth have been missing for a prolonged period of time, the jawbone can shrink significantly. Often, this means there is not sufficient bone remaining to accommodate implants. Ridge augmentation uses new bone to add height, width, and density to the dental ridge, making it possible for Dr. Anderson to place implants into a stable foundation.

sinus lift

Sinus Lift

When tooth loss or disease affect the upper jaw, the maxillary sinuses can drop down and invade the space once occupied by teeth roots, preventing you from safely undergoing implant treatment. During sinus lift surgery, Dr. Anderson raises the sinus membrane back into its proper position and places a bone graft in the remaining space.

What to Expect during Surgery

Anesthesia

Prior to any bone graft procedure, Dr. Anderson administers local anesthesia to numb the area and keep you comfortable. We also provide safe sedation dentistry options if desired, including nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and intravenous (IV) sedation.

Incisions

Next, small incisions are created in the gums so that Dr. Anderson can access the underlying bone ridge.

Placing the Graft Material

Dr. Anderson will prepare the site according to the type of procedure you are undergoing and place the bone grafting material.

Closing Incisions

Finally, the gums are repositioned and the incisions are closed with sutures.

How Much Does a Bone Graft Cost?

The cost of your procedure will depend on your unique case, so we encourage you to contact our office to receive a quote

At Gregory E. Anderson PC, we are proud to offer affordable rates on our procedures. We often charge 20 to 25 percent less than other providers in the area. Still, we maintain a high standard of care and use the latest technology including surgical guides and digital x-rays. 

"This Place Was Amazing" More Reviews from Satisfied Patients

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Alfonso Aviles-Ortiz

2020

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This place was amazing. I had been in pain and they took me right away and got the problem fixed. They even called to make sure I was well after the procedure was done.

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Marjan Nyland

2020

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Dr. Anderson and his staff were very friendly and helpful. They answered my questions and gave very clear instructions for what to expect and do going forward.

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Dr. Gregory E. Anderson PC

Gregory E. Anderson PC

Dr. Anderson is an oral and maxillofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon whose qualifications include:

  • Board Certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry
  • Diplomate of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

He is dedicated to helping patients in Logan, Garland, and surrounding areas overcome facial pain, injuries, and other conditions to improve their quality of life. Learn more about the specialized treatment he can provide by contacting our office online or calling (435) 755-5000.

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