Bone Grafting

If you’ve experienced gum disease, injury, or tooth loss, you may be worried whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants. 

Dr. Steven K. Rubisch provides bone grafting to create a rock-solid foundation for implant placement and ensure optimal results

Ready to learn more about this long-term solution? Let’s dive deeper into the promising world of bone grafting... 

What Is Bone Grafting?

While it may sound scary, bone grafting is a very common dental procedure used to prepare your jaw for dental implants. If you’ve lost a tooth or have advanced gum disease, the site may be too soft or thin for dental implants, causing the surgery to fail. Here at Avenue B Dental in Yuma, AZ, Dr. Rubisch and his team use bone grafts to safely replace missing tissue and help build a strong foundation. As a result, patients who opt for the procedure become great candidates for dental implants and achieve significantly higher success rates. 

What Are the Benefits?

If you’ve experienced jawbone tissue loss, a bone graft provides a new chance to replace missing teeth and recover your smile. Benefits include:

Increase Your Confidence

A bone graft can help restore a missing tooth or an entire smile, increasing your confidence and quality of life. By inserting grafting material into the affected jaw bone, a solid foundation is created for dental implants

Maintain Jaw Health

Bone grafting can help maintain a healthy, solid structure after tooth extraction. This prevents bone atrophy and gives you the option of getting dental implants in the future. 

Achieve Incredibly Lifelike Effects

Dental implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures are unbeatable because they look and function like real teeth. Never moving or shifting, studies show that implants placed in graft tissue are as successful as implants placed in real bone

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I’ve gone to Ave B Dental for approximately 30 years, Dr Rubbish has taken care of my aging teeth, lots of visits. The staff are friendly and helpful. I live in the Foothills now and driving to Ave B for my dental work doesn't change. I trust Dr Rubbish to do exceptional work as my experience in the 30 years has always shown me.

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I’ve been a patient at Avenue B Dental Group for almost ten years. My teeth problems are very unique and Dr. Rubisch and his staff have helped make my youth and now teenage years as close to normal as possible. And when any mishaps with my appliance occurred we were able to call Dr. Rubisch and he fixed the problem right away. Even if he had to maybe stay late. I owe all my thanks to the Avenue B Dental Group!!

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How Does a Bone Graft Work?

A bone graft acts as a placeholder that functions like natural tissue, preventing tissue loss and rebuilding the jaw. The graft material comes from your own body, animal bone, a human donor, or synthetic materials. The best type of bone graft depends on your individual case and will be discussed at your consultation. Your body recognizes the natural bone material, prompting it to regenerate new bone. The new bone growth eventually replaces the graft material. Once a solid base has been established, a dental implant can be placed.
Bone grafting replaces deficient jawbone areas with healthy bone tissue, creating a stable foundation for your new dental implants. 

 The Procedure

Bone grafting is a simple surgery with minimal discomfort. Here at our practice in Yuma, AZ, our biggest priority is your comfort. 
Sedation is available to help you remain relaxed and free of discomfort.
Sedation is available to help you remain relaxed and free of discomfort.

Administer Anesthesia

Various anesthesia methods such as local anesthesia and sedation are available to ensure a painless procedure and provide peace of mind. 

Place Graft

After anesthesia is administered, an incision is made in your gums, and grafting material is carefully inserted into the affected jawbone. 

Close Incision

The site is closed with sutures, which will dissolve over time. The surgery usually takes about one hour to complete.

Healing Period

You should be fully recovered in three to six months, depending on the size of the treatment site. After the bone tissue has healed, you’re ready for implant surgery. 
Dr. Steven K. Roubisch

Avenue B Dental Group

Dr. Steven K. Rubisch has been practicing since 1984 and holds several distinctions, including:

  • Master of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD)
  • Member of the American Dental Association
  • Recognized with the AGD's prestigious Fellowship award
  • Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Contact us online or call our Yuma, AZ, office at (928) 344-3067 to schedule an appointment today.

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