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Bone Graft in Idaho Falls

Replace or Reinforce The Bone In Your Jaw

What Is It?

When there is not enough bone in the jaw or the bone present isn’t strong enough to support an implant, a bone graft may be necessary. We use bone grafting material, naturally occurring and biocompatible, which is then grafted to the jawbone. Time is needed for the graft to create new, strong bone to support the implant. This can take several months. However, if there is only a small graft needed, this can be done at the same time as the implant surgery.

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Do I Need It?

Jawbone loss or recession can result in a sunken look to your face and it can contribute to tooth loss. If you have bone loss and you need a dental implant, a bone graft is usually necessary. Soft or weak bone density can also be cause for a bone graft. An implant needs strong bone in order for it to be strong and remain stable. An implant can stimulate bone growth, however, there has to be enough bone for the implant to take.

More Information on Dental Bone Grafting

Our dentists in Idaho Falls are able to conduct bone grafting in the way that is most beneficial to you. There are a few things that you should know about bone grafting. One being that our doctors are able to conduct bone grafts in three different ways: Autographs (bone from your body), Alloplast (synthetic), and Allographs (bone from cadaver or bone bank). The type of bone graft you undergo can affect the cost of the dental implant procedure as well as other aspects of the procedure.

How much does a bone graft cost in Idaho?

In Idaho, the cost of bone grafting in order to complete a dental implant can add anywhere between $300 to $3,000 - mainly depending on the type of graft (though there are other factors). A synthetic graft will be the least expensive, while autografts are the most expensive.

This is because you will need to be hospitalized if you decide to use your own bone. You will need to be under the care of an orthopedic surgeon as well as anesthesiologist and this can increase the costs.

It's important to know that we prioritize making our Idaho Falls patients dental care affordable. We work with many different insurance providers and can have a conversation with you to see if your plan fits.

What You Need To Know

Bone Grafting

With advances, we now have biocompatible grafting materials that can help strengthen the current bone and make an implant possible. Healing time can be reduced and bone growth can be stimulated. The implant is more secure and long-lasting.


This is a synthetic material that is readily available and cheaper than some alternatives. There is also less risk of donor-specific infection.


These are bone grafts that come from your own body. They are considered the “gold standard” of grafts. They have a high content of resident growth factors which make them ideal.


These are bone grafts similar to autografts as they are human in origin but usually come from a cadaver or a bone bank. Some worry about disease but a tight screening process and advancements in processing technology make disease virtually unseen in the U.S.


These are bones taken from another species, usually of the bovine variety. The organic portion has been completely removed so there is zero chance of contracting BSE (Mad Cow Disease).

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