Dental Bone Grafts in Anchorage, AK

Improve facial structure & improve the results of tooth restorations.

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Missing teeth? Unsure and worried about the appearance and health of your smile?

At Chugach Dental, we offer a variety of tooth restoration options, including dental implants. However, if you’ve lived with missing teeth for years or if your existing teeth are severely decayed, there’s a chance a dental bone graft may be needed to create a healthy, solid, and stable foundation for an implant.

If a partial denture or a bridge is not ideal, sometimes implants are a better solution. Bone grafting might be needed after an extraction or to best accommodate a dental implant. Unlike dentures, implants are:

  • Much more durable
  • Require much less maintenance
  • Can be brushed just like natural teeth
  • Preserve your facial structure
  • Allow you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence

If you’re missing teeth, are interested in dental implants, or are looking for an alternative to dentures, talk to Dr. Adam Jensen. Get your tooth implant consultation at our Anchorage, AK office. Call us at (907) 868-3000 to get started.

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When is a dental bone graft needed?

Implants are a marvel of modern dental technology. When skillfully crafted and placed, they’re nearly as strong, stable, and durable as a natural tooth. However, to maximize the success of an implant procedure, there must be a solid foundation of healthy bone.

When teeth are lost, the bone beneath them begins to erode and dissolve, a process known as resorption. Eventually, the jaw bone is no longer strong enough to support an implant. In this case, the bone must be strengthened and restored with a graft. 

A dental bone graft is not always needed prior to an implant procedure.

Only through a thorough examination using high-tech digital imaging equipment can your dentist determine if a dental bone graft is needed.

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Questions about how to best restore missing teeth? Call (907) 868-3000 to get a second opinion and learn about dental implants at Chugach Dental in Anchorage.

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What causes bone loss in the jaw?

Bone loss is most commonly seen as a result of lost teeth. While the jaw bone holds the roots of your teeth in place, the roots of your teeth help preserve the structure of your jaw bone as well. When teeth are lost, the result is a slow, steady, and irreversible loss of bone structure.

In addition to lost teeth, the bone structure may be compromised and damaged as a result of:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Mineral deficiencies
  • Genetics
  • Facial injury

Our dental implant procedure…

  1. Dr. Adam Jensen starts with a thorough exam of your teeth, gums, and bone structure
  2. If needed, a bone graft may be performed to prepare for the implant procedure
  3. After the bone graft has healed, the implant will be placed into the jaw bone
  4. A custom crown, bridge, or denture will be bonded atop the implant to complete the restoration

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How long does it take a bone graft to heal?

It varies from person to person but most patients will be fully recovered from a bone graft procedure in about four months.

What happens if I get an implant without a bone graft?

Without the support of strong and healthy bone structure, a dental implant is more likely to fail long term.

Does a bone graft require general anesthesia?

No, you usually do not need to be “asleep” for a bone graft. In most cases, a local anesthetic is sufficient to ensure your comfort.

Where does the bone come from?

In most cases, sterilized donor bone is used in place of harvesting your own bone, reducing pain from a second surgery site. Eventually, your own bone grows and replaces the graft.


Payment and Insurance

We are in-network with Premera Blue Cross, Delta Dental, Moda, Aetna, Cigna, United Concordia, MetLife, TRICARE, and more. We’ll file paperwork, explain what’s covered, and help you maximize your insurance benefits.

We do not accept Medicaid or Medicare insurance.

Have a question about how much the dental services you need will cost with insurance? Call our Anchorage dentist office today at (907) 868-3000.


No insurance? No problem.

Chugach dental offers a variety of payment options, including 0% interest from CareCredit. You may also be interested in our Healthy Smile Club which starts at $52.52/month ($49.04 for kids 12 and under) and includes cleanings, exams, discounts on treatments, and a whole lot more.

If you don’t have dental insurance, don’t worry. We’re here to help.

Shani Rinner

I am a new patient at Chugach Dental. The staff was very welcoming and friendly. Dr. Jensen cleaned my teeth himself (never had a dentist only hygienist do that before). He was very gentle and gave me options. My follow up visit was for a filling (😩) which I was not looking forward to. Dr. Jensen continually checked on me throughout the procedure and I am feeling great the following day. Thank you!

– Shani R.

Deanna Nielson

Adam is such a knowledgeable and personable guy! He takes the time to explain things and answer questions. He has integrity and doesn’t over treat. Having a dentist you can trust is crucial! He has a friendly and welcoming staff. Overall an excellent experience. Even gave me a nice hot towel at the end – such a treat! Highly recommend Chugach Dental!

– Deanna N.

Lawrence Quintanilla

Dr. Jensen and his staff are truly amazing! From cleanings to my fillings to upcoming work, they make going to a dentist enjoyable. They all make sure your comfortable and welcome with every visit! I highly recommend this office to anyone that wants a professional and friendly but also welcoming dentist!!!

– Lawrence Q.

Katie Strong

All the staff were incredible. The COVID safety procedures made me feel very comfortable. Adam really listened to me to understand my concerns and provided helpful information for all my questions. He was also great working with my toddler. I was happy to that we talked through different options and I didn’t feel pressured to pick anything that didn’t seem right to me. I also felt respected and supported in my choices.

– Katie S.

Teagan Presler

I found Dr. Jensen when I was having a dental emergency, and they were able to fit me in within 18 hours of calling. Dr Jensen and his staff are super friendly and helpful. As someone who is super nervous at the dentist, they made the experience as comfortable and easy as possible. They are up front with costs and provide estimates for services before they are provided, even same day. I would highly recommend Dr. Jensen and his team!

– Teagan P.

Jeffrey Cincoski

I hadn’t been to the dentist in an embarrassingly long time. Dr. Adam and the staff provided care in a supportive way that made me feel comfortable. Their attention extended beyond just my teeth, and it was nice to be treated with such understanding. I liked that they had options for squeamish folks and could do so many different services; I feel like its a good one-stop option. Also, the team here seemed good-natured (fun and cohesive) and genuinely enjoyed helping me out. It will be way easier to come back to Chugach. Thanks guys!

– Jeffrey C.

Najeeby Quinn

Chugach Dental has taken my anxiety out of that dreaded dental visit. Finally! I went in as a new patient for a cleaning and my hygienist was both enjoyable and thorough. Dr.Jensen took his time after my cleaning to discuss the health of my teeth and gums, changes I should make to my routine and future dental work that was only deemed necessary. I appreciate a conservative dentist because my dental insurance only covers my cleanings. Dr. Jensen is young and healthy as a health care provider should be. The office is also really clean and modern, no tacky music or outdated artwork. My appointment was easy to book and I even look forward to going back and having him fix a badly chipped tooth. 5 stars for services and the staff I interacted with. Highly recommended!

– Najeeby Q.

Nick Zerbinos

Dr. Jensen is a fantastic dentist who immediately puts you as ease when you walk through the door. He is extremely knowledgeable and will explain what he is doing to make the experience a pleasant one. I would definitely recommend Dr. Jensen for any and all of your dental needs. He is truely one of the best dentist you will ever encounter.

– Nick Z.

Jeff Conaway

Dr. Jensen is great. I was nervous to get an issue addressed. He took care of it quickly and the procedure was surprisingly pain free. I continue to see Dr. Jensen for his professionalism and his approach to dentistry that provides what is essential to his patients at a great price.

– Jeff C.

Tarryn Meyer

Dr. Jensen is such a kind dentist, he’s warm and welcoming and he truly cares about his patients. His staff goes above and beyond to make my family feel comfortable. He has also been really good with my 2 year old son, making him feel comfortable and getting him used to the dentist chair since he was 1. He loves going to see Dr. Jensen! The office is modern and you even have a nice view of the mountains while you’re getting your teeth cleaned! Highly recommend Chugach Dental!!

– Tarryn M.

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Our Anchorage Dental Office

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Same-day appointments are available!

Address: 9138 Arlon St. Ste. B3, Anchorage, AK 99507

Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 8AM - 4PM

Phone: (907) 868-3000


Find us near Abbott Road and Lake Otis Parkway in Anchorage.

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Learn more about the latest in high-tech dental bone grafts. Schedule your appointment at Chugach Dental today.

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