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Restore Your Oral Health with Bone Grafting Services

Have you been told you aren’t a perfect candidate for dental implants because of severe bone loss? Mid-Valley Dental Care in Northridge, California, can help. We offer bone grafting services to renew the strength and density of your jawbone. This not only makes you a candidate for implant-based restorations but also improves your facial shape and aesthetics. 

Would you like to revive your oral health with bone grafting? What are you waiting for? Please dial (818) 886-3500 to schedule a consultation with our dental team.

Why you may need bone grafting

We use a bone graft to heal and bolster portions of your jawbone ravaged by dental health problems. For instance, if you have missing teeth, the part without teeth lacks adequate stimulation, resulting in bone degradation. Within one year of tooth loss, your jawbone loses about 25% density! Luckily, a bone graft can rebuild your jawbone for added strength and stability.

Besides jawbone loss, our dental team may recommend bone grafting for the reasons below.

  • You have advanced gum disease
  • After tooth removal
  • You need to rebuild your jaw for denture restorations
  • You want to improve your facial aesthetics

Types of bone grafts

Bone grafting involves harvesting healthy bone elsewhere and installing it on your jawbone. Over time, the bone graft heals and merges with the surrounding tissue to become part of the jawbone.

So, where can we obtain bone grafts from? One option is to harvest bone grafts from other healthy areas of your body. Typically, we get autogenous grafts from your ribs, ilium, or calvarium. Autogenous grafts are advantageous because your body rarely rejects them, although they leave a wound that must heal. 

We can also get bone grafts from animals (xenografts) or other humans (allografts). Sometimes, the bone graft can be made from synthetic materials (alloplastic graft). Regardless of your bone graft type, oral surgeons can combine bone grafting with platelet-rich therapy (PRT) to speed up healing and tissue regeneration. 

What to expect during bone grafting

Once we have a healthy graft, we numb your mouth, incise your gums, and add the grafting material to the jawbone. We suture the surgical site to pave the way for healing. Recovery after a bone graft takes 4-6 months and is usually uneventful. However, after the procedure, you may experience slight pain, bruising, and swelling. We typically prescribe pain relievers and antibiotics to manage your symptoms. And for added safety, we advise you to stay in touch with our team to ensure your recovery is progressing as expected.

Bone grafting services near me

Would you like to rebuild your jawbone in Northridge, CA? Please dial (818) 886-3500 to schedule an appointment with Mid-Valley Dental Care. Drs. Terence Lau, Casey Lau, and Kayla Lau offer comprehensive bone grafting services to improve your jawbone and overall oral health.

Terence Lau, DDS, FICOI, FAACP

Dr. Terence

Casey Lau, DDS

Dr. Casey

Kayla Lau, D.D.S.

Dr. Kayla

Dr. Terence Lau, DDS, FICOI, FAACP, is a distinguished dental professional with a rich history of education and training, spanning over three decades. His unwavering commitment to excellence and relentless pursuit of advanced knowledge have solidified his reputation as a leader in the field of dentistry.

After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Cell-Molecular Biology from California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Dr. Terence Lau attained his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree from the Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC where he acquired an insatiable thirst for knowledge which led him to pursue advanced training in Periodontal Prosthodontics at the University of Washington School of Dentistry where he was introduced to dental implantology by it's inventor, Per Ingvar Branemark. Throughout his illustrious career, he has continuously improved his expertise through advanced continuing education, covering surgical and restorative implant dentistry, orthodontics, occlusion and full mouth reconstruction and smile design, TMJ and dento-facial orthopedics, sleep apnea, sedation dentistry, implant-assisted orthodontics, clear aligner therapy, regenerative periodontics and bone augmentation, and laser dentistry with a special focus on minimally invasive CT guided Bio-Aesthetic Implant Surgery, soft and hard tissue regeneration and cutting-edge laser dentistry.

Dr. Terence Lau's commitment to staying at dentistry's forefront is reflected in his memberships and fellowships in prestigious organizations, including the Academy of General Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Academy of Osseointegration, American College of Oral Implantology,

American Society of Osseointegration, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), American Association for Functional Orthodontics, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, not to mention the American Dental Association (ADA) and the California Dental Association (CDA).

In his unwavering pursuit of advancing dental knowledge, Dr. Terence Lau founded Bio-Aesthetic Implant and Laser Solutions, dedicated to educating and mentoring fellow dentists in the areas of Dental Implantology and Laser Dentistry. He's a nationally recognized lecturer, sharing expertise on topics like Simplified Dental Implant Surgery.

His brother, Dr. Casey Lau, DDS, embarked upon his dental career in 2002 upon joining Dr. Terence Lau and team at Mid-Valley Dental Care. He received his Doctorate of Dental Science degree from the esteemed UCLA School of Dentistry after attaining his Bachelor of Science in Biology from UCLA.

At Mid-Valley Dental Care, Dr. Casey Lau practices a comprehensive dental philosophy centered around the principles of minimally invasive bioesthetic dentistry, with an emphasis on occlusion and orthodontics, cosmetic enhancements, regenerative periodontal therapies, and the cutting-edge realm of laser dentistry. His proficiency extends to advanced disciplines such as implantology, orthodontics, clear aligner therapy (notably Invisalign), and the art of oral sedation.

Constantly seeking innovation in dentistry, he holds membership within a constellation of professional affiliations. These include esteemed organizations such as the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Academy of General Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Academy of Osseointegration, the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) , American Academy of Clear Aligners, and the International Association for Orthodontics.

Beyond the realms of clinical practice, Dr. Casey Lau’s entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to oral healthcare innovation are epitomized through his joint venture with his wife in establishing Elims Oral Care, which boasts a unique line of eco-conscious oral care products. Among these offerings, his brainchild features a range of Nano-Hydroxyapatite toothpaste and fully dissolvable whitening strips, symbolizing a testament to his enduring dedication to holistic dental well-being.

They were later joined by Dr. Kayla Lau, DDS, RDH. Dr. Kayla Lau is a dedicated dental professional whose journey in dentistry began as a dental hygienist and culminated in her earning a DDS from the prestigious University of Southern California (USC). It was during her training at USC where she discovered that her passion lies in Biomimetic Restorative Dentistry, learning from pioneers like Dr. Pascal Magne. With a relentless commitment to excellence, she specializes in a wide range of dental services, including restorative and aesthetic dentistry, and the artful use of neuromodulators (i.e. Botox) and dermal fillers for orofacial pain relief, smile enhancement, and facial aesthetics.

Beyond her clinical expertise, Dr. Kayla is deeply committed to giving back to the community. She has been known to enjoy volunteering her time and skills to support underprivileged communities by providing essential dental hygiene care, dental work, and oral cancer screenings. Her altruistic spirit reflects her dedication to improving oral health and overall well-being in underserved populations.

As an active member of several professional organizations, including the Academy of General Dentistry, San Fernando Valley Dental Society, Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry, and the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics, as well as the American Dental Association (ADA) and the California Dental Association (CDA) Dr. Kayla remains at the forefront of dental innovation.

Specializing in treatments like aesthetic bonding, veneers, crowns, inlays/onlays, Invisalign, orofacial pain relief, and facial balancing, Dr. Kayla Lau's expertise, passion for Biomimetic Dentistry, and dedication to community service make her a compassionate and highly skilled professional committed to enhancing your oral health and transforming your smile.

Real Patients. Real Results.