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Bone Grafting

If you’ve lost a tooth due to decay, gum disease, or trauma, your jawbone may be too weak to be able to support dental implants.

Dr. Ryan K. Austin performs bone grafting to create a solid foundation for dental implants and restore your smile and oral health.

Find out why patients throughout South Ogden and Brigham City, UT, choose us.

How Does the Procedure Work?

A bone graft is a common dental surgery that allows your dentist or oral surgeon to rebuild jaw tissue in preparation for dental implants using graft material. Missing teeth causes the jawbone to lose volume and shrink over time, resulting in bone loss. A dental implant requires a rock-solid foundation that it can fuse with and use to support restorations. 

This treatment ensures that strong, high-quality bone is available for implant placement, ensuring your results will last for many years. Dr. Austin uses sophisticated techniques with your comfort in mind at all times. For patients who are anxious or would like some extra peace of mind, we offer IV sedation at a reasonable cost at our dental offices in South Ogden and Brigham City.

What Are the Benefits of Bone Grafting?

Boost Confidence

A bone graft begins the process of replacing a missing tooth, restoring your confidence in your smile. Dr. Austin uses advanced grafting material and cutting-edge techniques to achieve unbeatable results.

Maintain Jaw Health

Missing teeth cause the jawbone to deteriorate over time, changing your facial structure and making you look older than you are. A bone graft rebuilds loss tissue and prevents bone atrophy in the future, preserving your appearance.

High Success Rate

When performed by an experienced oral surgeon, grafting creates a foundation for implants that is just as strong and successful as natural bone. Dental implants that are placed following a bone graft can last a lifetime.

"Dr. Austin and staff were amazing." 5-Star Reviews from Real Utah Patients



South Ogden, UT


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Dr. AUSTIN and staff were amazing. I traveled from Nevada and I am so glad I did. He even called me to see how I was doing that night. My family is extremely grateful for the quality care I received with 2 major procedures. I will continue care with Dr. Austin's office for our whole family even though we have to travel to his office.

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Katelyn Hess

Brigham City, UT


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I got my wisdom teeth removed here a week ago and he did an amazing job I highly recommend him to everyone. He was super quick and helpful and he even called that same night to check and see how I was doing. I highly recommend him to anyone!

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Committed to Providing Unparalleled Care

Our dental office believes in providing quality care to patients throughout the greater Ogden area. We take our time with our patients to achieve consistent, predictable, and reliable results that set their oral health up for success. Dr. Austin never rushes or cuts corners, allowing maximum time for bone grafting to heal before starting implant treatment. In the event that a patient needs additional grafting in the future, we perform this at no additional charge. To schedule a consultation or learn more about how grafting can help replace missing teeth, call our office serving South Ogden and Brigham City, UT, at:

Call Us: (801) 399-3701

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What Is the Cost of Bone Grafting?

The cost of grafting depends mainly on the extent of the treatment. No two cases are exactly the same, and our warm and welcoming staff can provide you with an estimate during your consultation at our offices serving greater Ogden. We strive to provide reasonable pricing and flexibility to patients with extenuating circumstances. Dr. Austin believes that each patient deserves access to the dental care they need and is always open to working with you and your budget.

What to Expect during the Procedure


Dr. Austin will conduct a thorough evaluation to plan your bone grafting procedure. Because he is an oral surgeon, he has an expert understanding of the jaw, teeth, and bone, and can determine the best course of action catered to your individual case.


Anesthesia is administered to ensure your comfort at all times. Patients who are anxious may also choose to undergo IV sedation for maximum comfort.


After the patient is comfortable, Dr. Austin will create a small incision in the gums. He carefully places bone graft material into the affected jaw area, allowing it to fuse with the natural tissues.


The surgery site is carefully closed with sutures. Special membranes are used to ensure a sealed incision and graft site that prevents bacteria from entering.


Dr. Austin will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions and medication to aid you during recovery. Healing after a graft usually takes a few months to complete. After the tissue has fully healed, you’re ready for dental implants.

What to Expect after the Procedure

Your body recognizes the bone graft material and will begin to regenerate new bone. This causes the jawbone to become stronger over time throughout the healing process. Eventually, the new bone replaces the grafting material entirely, creating a rock-solid foundation for implant placement at our South Ogden or Brigham City dental offices.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bone Grafting

Do I really need dental implants later?

Yes. Dental implants provide the jawbone with the stimulation it needs to remain healthy. A bone graft builds up the site so that the implant posts have sufficient material to graft to. Once dental implants are placed, they act as artificial tooth roots to support the existing and new bone material to prevent further bone loss. They also support restorations to restore your oral function and fill in the gaps for a beautiful smile. 

What is an allograft?

An allograft is a type of bone graft that uses graft material from a cadaver. The material is typically processed using a freeze-dry method before being used for surgery. 

Will insurance cover bone grafting?

In most cases, dental insurance will at least partially cover the bone graft procedure, but this will vary by plan and provider. During your consultation at our South Ogden practice, we will verify your coverage to maximize your benefits and give you time to accurately plan and budget before your treatment. 

Hear More Reasons Why Utah Trusts Our South Ogden Practice


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South Ogden, UT


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About 7 years ago I played rugby and ended up breaking my jaw. Dr. Austin came in and did an amazing job on fixing me up. Such a friendly and amazing guy. Very grateful for him

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Scott Davis

Brigham City, UT


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I had a wisdom tooth extracted. The procedure was over in less than ten minutes and completely painless. Everyone was very kind and professional. I highly recommend Dr. Austin.

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Ryan K. Austin, DDS

Ryan K. Austin, DDS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Ryan K. Austin is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with offices in South Ogden and Brigham City, UT. He practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with a focus on dental implant surgery, bone grafting associated with dental implants, and wisdom tooth extraction. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Diplomate status)
  • The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • The American Dental Association
  • The Utah Dental Association

To request a consultation with Dr. Austin, please fill out our online form or call (801) 399-3701.

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