The loss of a tooth can often be remedied with a dental implant, and scheduling a visit to Aspire Surgical is a great way to determine the best route to tooth replacement. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeon can examine the jaw structure to determine if tooth loss has affected the bone. If your jawbone has been weakened by tooth loss, you may need a bone graft to restore your smile enough for dental implants.
To ensure you are fully comfortable during the procedure, we typically administer sedation, which means a family member or friend will need to drive you home afterward.
We can extract bone graft material from another area of your body (the chin, for example), or use a sample from a bone tissue bank. Then, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon creates a small incision in your gums and places the material in the weakened area. The bone sample will fuse with the jawbone over time to strengthen the whole area.
We encourage you to avoid tobacco products during recovery so that you don’t experience complications such as gum irritation and a high risk of infection. Your physician can help you develop a cessation program to help you achieve a successful recovery.
For more information about the purpose of bone grafting in Heber, Utah, schedule a time to speak with Dr. Joseph Fullmer by contacting Aspire Surgical at 435-315-2050 today.