Have you been told that you do not qualify for dental implants because you have too much bone loss in your jaw? We invite you to our San Juan Capistrano, CA office to learn how bone grafting can restore lost bone and enable you to receive permanent restorative options! Dental implants provide the highest standard of care for replacing missing teeth, but bone must be sufficient in both quality and quantity in order to safely support dental implants. Dr. Nicholas Shubin has been placing dental implants for over 25 years and is trained in all related procedures, including bone grafting. A diplomate of both the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Board of Oral Implantology, Dr. Shubin is continuously on the forefront of education, training, and advancements in implant dentistry and bone grafting. When guided by his expertise and our advanced technology, bone grafting is an effective procedure with a high success rate that helps our patients attain candidacy for dental implants and other restorative options.
Advanced technologies and materials play a major role in the success of bone grafting and, in turn, the long-term success of permanent restorations like dental implants. We use the latest in Cone Beam CT technology which provides high-quality digital images to give us an accurate 3D representation of the quality and density of bone in your jaw. This helps us determine precisely where and how much bone material will need to be used during your bone grafting procedure. The bone grafting process itself is a surgical procedure we perform after the treatment site is fully numbed. If you require more sedation to feel relaxed, we will ensure you are comfortable before the procedure. Once the bone grafting is complete, the area will heal over the next few months, building up a healthy and strong foundation for dental implants!
Taking bone material from a part of the patient’s body or a donor source and using it to build up the proper bone volume back to the area.
Adding grafting material to the upper jaw, beneath the sinus cavities to “lift” them and create enough bone height for implants.
Uses grafting material to reshape the natural contours of the jaw ridge to build up volume and density after tooth loss.
We incorporate platelet rich fibrin (PRF) into our bone grafting procedures to help make sure the treatment site will heal healthily and quickly. Known as stem cell therapy, we collect a sample of your blood and separate out the platelets and growth factors, which we place at the treatment site. PRF helps accelerate healing after your bone grafting procedure and regenerate new bone and soft tissue growth. Because we use the patient’s own blood, this process is convenient and highly safe, helping to effectively promote healthy and rapid healing after your procedure!