Grafting

Grafting surgeries include sedation if done in the office.

Grafting surgeries include 3 months of routine post-operative care.

Some grafts are done in an operating room in which case there is an additional $280 OR fee. Rounding on a patient in the hospital is $200 per day. There is a minimum fee of $2,500 to go to the hospital, even if the surgery fee, OR fee, and/or rounding fees add up to less than $2,500.

Operating room cases also have associated facility and anesthesia fees. Your medical insurance may cover at least a portion of the facility fees and/or the anesthesia fees.

Collagen membranes, screws, and harvesting patient bone are included in these bone grafting prices (other practices charge for those). We do charge extra for a titanium-reinforced membrane.

RCOMS does not perform grafts to prepare a patient for further surgery with another doctor.  For example, we will not perform a bone graft so another doctor can place your dental implant.

Grafting consultations are $200. The $200 is applied to the surgery price  if surgery is completed within 3 months of the consultation. If the consultation and surgery are on the same day, there is no separate charge for the consultation. More details are here.

Bone graft, simple:  $500 per area
Examples are:  particulate grafts, socket preservation grafts, & osteotome sinus lifts. If you were told you need a bone graft with an extraction, this is probably what they were referring to.

Bone graft, intermediate:  $1,100 per area
Examples are:  open sinus lift, ridge split, & taking a bone block from one part of the jaws and grafting it to another part.

Bone graft, complex:  $3,400 per jaw
Examples are:  reconstruction of a severely damaged or shrunken jaw and may include using the patient’s bone taken from other parts of their skeleton, such as hip bone graft to the jaws.

Gum graft, first tooth:  $600
Most gum grafts are done by moving gum tissue from one part of the mouth to another part of the mouth. Extra fees are charged for supplies if we cannot use the patient’s own tissue. To obtain optimal results, severe gum defects may require two (or more) surgeries several months apart. The surgeries would be billed as two separate gum graft procedures.

If you need comprehensive periodontal therapy, we may refer you to a periodontist for all the treatment and maintenance, including grafting.

Gum graft, additional teeth at the same time:  $350 per tooth

Skin graft to gums:  $1,330 per quadrant
Sometimes skin grafts are used for very large defects. Extra fees are charged for supplies if we cannot use the patient’s own tissue.