A dentist and patient undergoing treatment in the background

Bone Graft

Following tooth loss, the supporting jawbone begins to deteriorate, a process known as bone atrophy.

A bone graft can restore volume to the area, improving the patient's candidacy for dental implant surgery.

At Pioneer Hills Dental in Aurora, CO, Dr. Terrance Wolbaum performs the bone graft procedure to preserve long-term dental health.

Find out how bone grafting can transform your smile and dental health...

Benefits of Bone Grafts

Preserve Oral Health

When tooth loss occurs, the jawbone begins to shrink. Over time, this can affect your appearance and the fit of your dental restorations. A bone graft restores volume to the jawbone.

Prevent Facial Atrophy

Once the jawbone starts to deteriorate, the facial features can begin to sag. Many individuals with untreated tooth loss have a hollowed or gaunt appearance. Bone grafting can help address this issue.

Qualify for Dental Implants

To be successful, dental implants must be placed into healthy, dense bone tissue. For this reason, many patients with bone loss do not qualify for implants. Bone grafting can restore the jaw and improve candidacy.

What Sets Us Apart?

Patient Education

Many patients feel unsure about undergoing a bone graft because they don't know what is involved and how it can improve their oral health. Dr. Wolbaum addresses these concerns through patient education; he helps patients understand the value of fortifying the bone for an implant, which will in turn preserve the integrity of the jawbone and avoid more costly procedures in the future.

Advanced Technology

We use digital x-rays, which enable us to capture images of the whole tooth and supporting bone and gum tissues so we can more accurately diagnose issues and plan treatment. We also use Maxxeus allografts to repair bone tissue in the jaw. Maxxeus Dental is highly reputable and uses stringent standards; their products have a record of long-term success and great results. 

What Is the Cost of Treatment?

We understand that many patients are concerned about the cost of a bone graft. The price of single tooth removal and a bone graft ranges from $800 to $1,200. We accept CareCredit® financing to break up the total cost of treatment into affordable monthly payments.

How Bone Grafting Prepares You for an Implant

Have you experienced bone loss due to missing teeth?

Schedule a Bone Grafting Consultation

Have you suffered bone atrophy due to tooth loss or trauma? Explore your treatment options by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Wolbaum at our Aurora dental office. His primary goal is to provide thorough education and transparent communication so patients can consider all possible treatment options.

Our entire team is committed to continuing education. We stay up-to-date on the latest advances in dental technology to provide accurate, effective care for our patients.

To learn more about bone grafting, or any of the other services offered at our Aurora practice, schedule a consultation. Contact us online anytime or call our office at:

(303) 766-8811

"What a Great Dental Office!" Read Our 5-Star Reviews


Alexandra Ginter


Google logo

What a great dental office! Very clean, worked really well with my difficult schedule, everyone was very professional but also warm and kind. For those who don’t mind going to the dentist or those who are apprehensive about it, this office is a great choice! They’ll make you feel comfortable.

View On Google

Amanda Yip


Google logo

I’ve been to a few other dental places before I found Pioneer Hills Dental and haven’t gone anywhere else since! The staff here truly cares about their patients. They are always thorough in their cleaning and are honest in their recommendations.

View On Google

Dental Bone Graft Techniques

The dental bone graft procedure can be performed to restore density to any part of your jawboneDr. Wolbaum can perform a general bone grafting procedure, and he offers other bone graft techniques at our Aurora practice:

Illustration of an empty tooth socket

Ridge Augmentation

Also called a socket graft, this procedure is often performed in conjunction with tooth extraction to prevent the resorption of the alveolar bone and maximize bone tissue formation in the socket. If bone degradation has already occurred as a result of tooth loss, ridge augmentation can still be performed to rebuild the alveolar bone. Ridge augmentation procedures use bone grafting material to add height, width, and density to the alveolar ridge. It may be used in preparation for dental implants or other restorative solutions, such as traditional dentures.

Illustration of the sinus lift

Sinus Lift

When the upper molars are missing, the maxillary sinus can drop down and inhabit the region once occupied by the tooth's roots. A sinus lift raises the membrane back into its original position and fills the void underneath with new bone using the most appropriate graft material for your needs.

Where does the bone grafting material come from?

Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

Grafting is most often recommended prior to dental implant placement. Here is a general treatment timeline of what patients at our Aurora office can expect.

The Procedure

During bone grafting surgery, your dentist makes a small incision in the gums to access the underlying jawbone ridge. Next, the graft is placed in the area of deficiency. After covering the site with a membrane, your dentist repositions the gums and closes the incisions with sutures.

Healing and Recovery

Once a bone graft is placed, it must heal completely before implant surgery can be performed. To be successful long-term, an implant must be surrounded by strong, healthy bone. The healing process typically takes about three to six months. It may take shorter or longer depending on your case.

Implant Placement

When your graft has fully healed, your dental implant can be placed into the jawbone during a second surgery procedure. Using the latest advances in dental technology, your dentist determines the best location for your implant. Once the procedure is complete, any necessary sutures are placed.

Restoration Placement

In many cases, patients must allow the dental implant to heal for a few months before the restoration can be attached. During the healing phase, the implant fuses with the surrounding bone tissue in a process known as osseointegration. Once that fusion is complete, your crown, bridge, or denture is placed to complete your smile.

A Bone Graft Can Help You Qualify for Dental Implants

An illustration of how a bone graft can improve the success of dental implant treatment

"My Family and I Always Feel at Home..." Read 5-Star Reviews about Our Aurora Practice


Angelina Rivera


Google logo

Dr. Wolbaum and the staff of Pioneer Hills Dental are absolutely amazing. From the minute that you walk into the door you are greeted by a friendly staff member. The dental hygienists are friendly, professional, and highly knowledgeable. Dr. Wolbaumv is very thorough in his analysis of your dental health and funny and friendly as well. My family and I always feel at home when coming for our dental appointments. All of the staff is readily available for assistance and their level of communication is unmatched. I highly recommend Pioneer Hills Dental for all of your dental needs.

View On Google

Alijah Smith


Google logo

I always hated going to the dentist until I found Pioneer Hills. Dr. Wolbaum and his staff are caring, efficient, and professional. Their oral health services are excellent, and they are compassionate about your health. By far, the best experience!

View On Google
Dr. Wolbaum with a patient

Pioneer Hills Dental

Pioneer Hills Dental is a comprehensive practice where patients of all ages can receive advanced dentistry in a state-of-the-art setting. Our dentist, Dr. Terrance Wolbaum, is an active member of many prestigious dental organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Colorado Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
  • New Dentist Committee
  • Misch Fellowship
  • Dawson Academy

To make dentistry more affordable for families, Dr. Wolbaum proudly accepts most dental insurances and financing through CareCredit®. To book your appointment, request a consultation online or call our practice at (303) 766-8811.

Contact Us Today

Rate, Review & Explore

Social Accounts Sprite