Restore Lost Bone
Have you had a tooth missing for many years or noticed that other teeth have shifted out of place? You may have a weakened jaw bone. Tooth loss and oral disease can cause the jaw bone to deteriorate. Similar to muscles that atrophy if they go unused for prolonged periods of time, the jaw bone can atrophy or resorb if a missing tooth is not replaced. Our surgeons have the ability to maintain and even regrow bone that has resorbed so that you can qualify for dental implants. This treatment is called bone grafting.
At Utah Surgical Arts, our oral surgeons and knowledgeable staff perform several bone grafting procedures to help patients rebuild lost bone and become candidates for dental implants.. Contact us in Provo, Payson, South Jordan, and Lehi, UT, today to learn about your bone grafting options.
Types of Bone Grafts at Utah Surgical Arts
Our oral surgeons perform many bone grafting treatments. During the consultation with Dr. Harris, Dr. Park, Dr. Brown, Dr. Wood, or Dr. Holladay, we will determine if you need bone grafts, and the type of treatment to improve your oral health. Depending on your specific condition, your doctor may perform any of these procedures separately or together; they are most often performed separately from the dental implant procedure. These treatments include:
- Socket Preservation. Once a tooth is extracted, artificial bone is placed in the socket to help preserve the bone and gum tissue for implant placement.
- Ridge Expansion. In severe cases, the ridge has been resorbed, and a bone graft is placed to increase ridge height and/or width.
- Sinus Lift Procedure. This procedure involves elevating the sinus membrane and placing a bone graft onto the sinus floor, allowing implants to be placed in the back part of the upper jaw.
- Nerve Repositioning. The inferior alveolar nerve, which gives feeling to the lower lip and chin, may need to be moved to make room for placement of dental implants to the lower jaw.
In most cases, your doctor will use particulate freeze-dried bone from a tissue bank or a bone mineral substitute. In some cases, when a large quantity of bone is necessary, the material is taken from your own bone, either from inside the mouth, from the hip, or from the tibia at the knee.
Socket preservation maintains an empty tooth socket and makes future implant placement easier.
Patients suffering from gum recession are encouraged to have a tissue graft, or gum graft, to protect teeth from damage and rebuild the gums. When the gum tissue recedes, the tissue surrounding the teeth pulls away, exposing the tooth and root. Patients are strongly encouraged to monitor oral health regularly, as gum recession is a slow, gradual process and easily goes unnoticed at first.
If you suffer from gum recession, your oral surgeon may suggest one of three different types of tissue grafts:
- Connective Tissue Grafts. Tissue is removed from under a flap of skin cut in the roof of the mouth. The tissue is then stitched to the gum surrounding an exposed tooth root, and the flap is stitched closed.
- Free Gingival Grafts. This is similar to a connective tissue graft, except tissue is removed directly from the roof of the mouth, not from under a flap. This is a common procedure for patients with thin gums.
- Pedicle Grafts. A flap of tissue called a pedicle is partially cut from the gum near the exposed tooth root. With one edge remaining connected, the tissue is pulled and stitched to cover the exposed tooth root.
As with bone grafting, your own tissue can be used. However, graft material can be obtained from a tissue bank. One advantage of taking the tissue graft from a tissue bank is that if donor tissue is used, a second surgical site or donor site is not necessary.
When it comes to your oral health, trust in the experts who have been positively serving patients in Utah since 1998. We have offices in Provo, Payson, South Jordan, and Lehi, where we perform bone grafting procedures and restorative surgeries, helping more patients achieve healthier smiles.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, uses your own blood to promote faster healing following oral surgery. PRP contains many platelets, which release growth factors to heal wounds. Your surgeon draws a small amount of blood, spins it in a centrifuge to collect the plasma, and administers the plasma directly to the surgical site.
We create PRP using your own blood and administer it directly to the surgical site to expedite recovery.
Utah Surgical Arts is approved by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This accreditation is difficult to obtain and allows our office to function as a hospital and/or surgical center. Since extensive surgeries must be performed in a surgical center, there are many instances where the patient may be unable to undergo surgery due to the high cost of the hospital or surgical center. If your surgery can be performed at Utah Surgical Arts, the cost savings may be significant. Many patients who were unable to have the procedure due to the high cost involved were able to have the procedure performed at Utah Surgical Arts. Learn More.
Types of Anesthesia
Our surgeons at Utah Surgical Arts offer many anesthesia and sedation options for patients to choose from.
Hear From Bone Grafting Patients
These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing bone grafting at our office.
Reviews From Our Bone Grafting Patients
Brady Reviews His Bone Grafting Procedure
"I’m Brady from Utah, and I had a bone graft. When I walked in, I was kind of nervous and they just kind of embraced me and helped me feel welcomed. It’s really fun to come into the office. Everybody’s very energetic and very excited to be here—to work here. Dr. Park’s a really nice guy. He came in, he became a quick friend, and with the help of the staff, they helped me understand what to expect and what to do. I had a wonderful experience. I would give Utah Surgical Arts five stars. For my friends in Lehi and in Provo, I highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts."
Wade Reviews His Bone Grafting Procedure
"Hi, I’m Wade and I’m from Lehi. I came to Utah Surgical Arts to get extractions, bone grafts, and implants. The atmosphere here is very warm. It’s inviting and very professional. The doctor made me feel at ease. I really felt like I was in good hands here. [The] staff here are enjoyable to be around. They love their work. [They] took care of everything I needed. All of the procedures that I have, have all been successful and my recovery’s been great. The doctors followed up, checked on me, made sure everything was going well. I really appreciated them reaching out. I’d come back in a heartbeat. Out of five stars, I would give Utah Surgical Arts six."
Lexi Reviews Her Bone Grafting Procedure
"Hi, I’m Lexi, and I’m from Springville, and I came to Utah Surgical Arts to get a bone graft and two dental implants. The atmosphere here is very friendly and overall very happy. Dr. Park was amazing. He accommodated everything to my needs and he always made sure I was comfortable and had the information that I needed, which made me feel very at ease during the procedures. The staff here are very friendly. They like to get to know you. I’ve always had a great experience with them. The procedure was very successful and I’m so happy with the results. The doctor had me in and out, and I was back on my feet in no time. If you live in Provo or Orem, I highly recommend coming to Utah Surgical Arts. They’ll take great care of you here."
Stephanie Reviews Her Bone Grafting Procedure
"My name is Stephanie. I live in Saratoga Springs. I had a tooth extracted with bone grafting, as well as a dental implant placed afterward. Utah Surgical Arts is a great place. They are friendly and kind, and they make sure to make sure that you feel comfortable and safe. Dr. Park is friendly, very easy to talk to, very easy to explain my situation and to make me feel comfortable. Both of the surgeries I had went great. I didn’t have any complications. I haven’t had to really worry about it since the surgery. For my friends and family in Saratoga Springs and Lehi, I highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts."
Lynette Reviews Her Bone Grafting Procedure
"I had my daughter bring me a salad, and I took a bite and bit down on a bacon bit, and it broke my tooth in half right here. I went and saw Dr. Park, and he put me out, removed the rest of the tooth, did a bone graft, and then went in later and put in a titanium rod, and now my smile is all back. He was great to work with — happy, easy to talk to. I was really impressed that he would call and that Dr. Park would check on me and not just tell somebody to do it or it was their responsibility or whatever. He contacted me. I refer people here all the time and will continue to do that."
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