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Bone Grafts

Increase The Success Of Implants

  • Create a strong foundation for dental implants
  • Choose a periodontist with 25+ years of experience
  • Sedation options are available

Prepare for Implants With Bone Grafts in St. Petersburg

There are numerous reasons for bone loss to happen in your mouth. It’s common if you have suffered from tooth loss or advanced periodontal disease. Whether you are pursuing dental implants or rebuilding your dental health following periodontal disease, bone grafts in St. Petersburg can help. A graft will:

  • Prepare you to receive implants
  • Replenish bone loss in your jaw and around your teeth
  • Improve your oral function and dental health
  • Help avoid tooth loss
  • Bring you one step closer to enjoying your favorite meals

Call 727-732-3173 for a consultation.

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Strengthen Your Jaw With a Bone Grafting Procedure

When you get a procedure like bone grafting, you want to trust who is treating you. You can count on Dr. Crawford’s 25-plus years of experience.  As a periodontist, he has extensive knowledge about dental implant procedures. In addition, his specialty requires him to have at least three years of education beyond his doctorate degree. Dr. Crawford has gone above and beyond this, since he values ongoing education.

Here is what you can expect with your bone grafting:

  • Dr. Crawford will do a thorough exam. We’ll also take digital X-rays and 3-D scans of your mouth to plan for the procedure.
  • He’ll discuss what you can expect and answer your questions. We want you to feel confident before the procedure begins.
  • We’ll numb your mouth with local anesthesia, so you don’t feel anything. Sedation options are also available.
  • Next, he’ll place the bone material in your jaw. After the procedure, it will take time for your mouth to heal and for new bone to grow. After some time has passed, you’ll return to our office to move forward with your implant placements, if that’s why you are receiving a grafting.
  • There may be other procedures involved to make you a candidate for implants. Dr. Crawford will discuss what’s needed during your treatment planning process.

To learn more about bone grafts in St. Petersburg or to make an appointment, call 727-732-3173. You can also ​​schedule online.

Commonly Asked Questions About Bone Grafts
What is a bone graft?

A bone graft is a surgical procedure that involves taking synthetic bone material and placing it in the jaw where there has been bone loss. The goal is to stimulate new bone growth, so your implants have a strong foundation. The procedure is quick but takes several months for your bone to respond and heal.

Are bone grafts necessary?

Bone grafts may be necessary if you are getting dental implants. It depends on whether you have significant bone loss in the jaw due to tooth loss or gum disease. A bone graft will strengthen the jaw to provide support for implants. However, not all patients will need a bone graft. Dr. Crawford will discuss whether it’s necessary during your consultation.

Are bone grafts painful?

Bone grafts are typically performed with a local anesthetic, so you will not feel pain during the procedure. Sedation options are also available. You may experience discomfort after the procedure, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Your dentist will provide specific aftercare instructions to help you manage discomfort and promote a healthy recovery.