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Are you suffering from any lost or missing teeth that have gone untreated in your mouth? In addition, are you scheduled for a tooth extraction in the near future or are you under the effects of gum disease? If for any reason you have any missing teeth or due to have any missing teeth, it is important to make sure they are replaced as soon as possible. A highly effective treatment to consider is dental implants. However, this does require that your jawbone is strong enough to hold the implant in place. If it is not, a bone grafting procedure will be needed.

Bone grafting treatments are highly effective restorations designed to strengthen your jawbone. With a standard bone grafting procedure, an oral surgeon will remove a section of bone from one area of your body and graft it onto your jawbone. In some cases, a special bone grafting material can be used as a substitute. Once the bone graft successfully takes to the jawbone, and a period of healing has occurred, your jaw will be safe enough and strong enough to hold a dental implant.

According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, bone grafts are most often recommended for individuals with soft, frail, or thin jawbones. Furthermore, bone grafting treatments can also be used in a few periodontal dentistry procedures.

If you would like more information about bone grafting or would like to come in for a consultation with Dr. Joseph Fullmer and our team at our office Salt Lake City, Utah, you’re welcome to call us at 801-487-3264. Aspire Surgical looks forward to enhancing your smile for the new year.