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 Arroyo Grande, 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. Viorela Bauer is extensively trained in procedures related to implants, including bone grafting. She has taught and organized the Implant Seminars Continuum in Los Angeles, which focused on bone grafting and dental implants surgical techniques. A member of many prestigious implant organizations, Dr. Bauer is fully equipped to perform this and other augmentation procedures. Bone grafting is a crucial step of the implant process and, when guided by our expertise and advanced technology, is a simple and effective procedure with a high success rate.
Involves 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.
A sinus lift involves adding bone material to the upper jaw, beneath the sinus cavities to “lift” them and create enough bone height for implants.
A ridge augmentation uses bone material to reshape the natural contours of the jaw ridge to build up volume and density after tooth loss.
With expertise in comprehensive implant dentistry, Dr. Bauer has the training and resources to complete all your implant care—consultation to final restoration—conveniently in our Arroyo Grande, CA office. We are equipped with advanced technologies and materials that aid in the success of bone grafting and, in turn, the long-term success of dental implants. Our cone beam CT technology 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 procedure. The 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 complete, the area will heal over the next few months, building up a healthy and strong foundation for dental implants.