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Jessen Oral Surgery of Utah

Over 36 years of oral surgeon experience serving Utah

Welcome to Jessen Oral Surgery the Utah practice of Dr. G. Shane Jessen. We offer a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery services including wisdom teeth extractions and dental implants.

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Utah's Wisdom Teeth Experts

Over 36 years of oral surgeon experience serving Utah

Welcome to Jessen Oral Surgery the Utah practice of Dr. G. Shane Jessen. We offer a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery services including wisdom teeth extractions and dental implants.

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Utah's Dental Implant Specialist

Over 36 years of oral surgeon experience serving Utah

Welcome to Jessen Oral Surgery the Utah practice of Dr. G. Shane Jessen. We offer a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery services including wisdom teeth extractions and dental implants.

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Bone Grafting

Please contact our office or call us at 1-866-3WISDOM if you have additional questions regarding information concerning bone grafting. Over a period of time, the jaw bone associated with missing teeth atrophies or shrinks. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants.

Thanks to advances in oral surgery we now have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functional and aesthetic appearance. The bone graft procedures are referred to as:

Sinus Lift Procedure

This procedure involves elevating the sinus membrane and placing the bone graft onto the sinus floor, allowing implants to be placed in the back part of the upper jaw.

Ridge Augmentation

In severe cases the ridge has been reabsorbed and a bone graft is placed to increase the ridge height and/or width and alleviate the problem.

Nerve Repositioning

The inferior alveolar nerve, which gives feeling to the lower lip and chin, may need to be moved in order to make room for placement of dental implants to the lower jaw.

These oral procedures may be performed separately or together, depending upon the individual’s condition. In the maxillofacial region, bone grafts can be taken from inside the mouth, in the area of the chin or third molar region or in the upper jaw behind the last tooth. Various types of synthetic grafting materials may also be used.

These surgeries are performed in the our office surgical suite under I.V. sedation or general anesthesia. After discharge, bed rest is recommended for one day and limited physical activity for one week.