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Bone Grafting

After you lose a tooth, your jawbone can begin to shrink, weaken, and recede. This can affect your appearance and your restoration options.

At Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa, our oral surgeons perform bone grafting to help patients qualify for dental implants.

Why do we recommend bone grafts to so many patients at our practice serving greater Tampa, FL?

The Benefits of Bone Grafting

Strengthen Your Jaw

A jaw that recedes due to tooth loss is weaker, making it more difficult to bite into your favorite foods and more vulnerable to fractures. Restoring bone density with a graft can restore your jaw's natural strength.

Maintain Your Appearance

As the jawbone atrophies, it affects your facial features, resulting in a sunken, aged appearance. A bone graft can maintain the integrity of your jaw line so you look as healthy and youthful as possible.

Qualify for Implants

Dental implants are the best option for restoring missing teeth, but implants require a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw. If you are not ready for dental implants because your jawbone has atrophied, a bone graft procedure can restore your candidacy.

Why Are Bone Grafts Necessary?

Our jaws maintain their strength, density, and shape because of regular stimulation from tooth roots. When a tooth is lost, the jawbone loses that stimulation, which causes it to atrophy at the location of the missing tooth. An atrophied bone is weaker, more fragile, and unable to support prosthetics like dental implants.

Dental bone grafting counteracts this negative consequence of tooth loss by surgically placing natural or synthetic materials to initiate the growth of new bone. Once the bone has naturally integrated with the graft, patients are able to restore their smiles with dental implants.

What Sets Us Apart?


Our oral surgeons are highly skilled and members of prestigious professional organizations, including the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. But they are also known for being approachable and compassionate.  Your health - not production quotas or money - is what drives them.

Sedation Options

The thought of oral surgery can make people hesitate. But don't let it prevent you from getting the care you need. Through the careful use of sedation, we can make you comfortable during even the most complex procedures. Our entire team is trained and certified in administering anesthesia and can personalize sedation based on your needs and the complexity of your procedure.

Personalized Care

Your health and comfort are the focus of our attention, from the minute you step through the door. We never rush your decisions about treatment and we will never recommend more treatment than you need. Whether you need basic dental care or advanced oral surgery, our entire team has one mission: Provide the best and most personalized care possible

We Have Offices in Land O' Lakes, Valrico and South Tampa

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If you are searching for an oral surgeon in the greater Tampa area, you can do no better than the experienced team at Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa. Working alongside Dr. Thomas BackerisDr. Jason Edwards has have been meeting the advanced dental needs of Tampa, FL, from our offices in ValricoLand O' Lakes, and South Tampa for almost 10 years.

When it comes to bone grafting, we provide our patients with expert care using cutting-edge technology, advanced sedation techniques, and the most modern treatment methods. We also offer multiple financing options to help patients afford out-of-pocket costs.

We encourage you to schedule a consultation with our highly trained team today. You can request a consultation by calling (813) 452-6380

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Our team treats every patient with compassion and respect.

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Barry Fitzgerald


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Excellent experience with Dr. Backeris and his wonderful team at the Valrico office. They extracted a wisdom tooth with great care, friendliness, and skill.

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David Held


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Extraction of "eye tooth," root went all the way up to my eye!  Or so it seemed!   And bone graft.  Dr Edwards and the staff were great.  They kept me informed what was happening throughout the whole procedure.  No pain, slight discomfort 2 days after the procedure.  They have done all 3 of my extractions.  Won't go anywhere else!

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When Is Bone Grafting Performed?

At Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa, the most common times for our oral surgeons to perform bone grafting are:

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After Tooth Extraction

If you have a damaged tooth that requires extraction, our oral surgeons can painlessly remove the tooth and then place graft materials at the site to proactively prepare for dental implant treatment.

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Before Implant Placement

If you already have a missing tooth, our oral surgeons can place a graft to prepare your bone for implants. The extent of bone grafting that is necessary will be determined by the severity of your case.

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Using our sophisticated diagnostic and planning tools, our skilled oral surgeons can treat both simple and complex bone grafting cases and set the stage for improved oral health.

Whether you are preparing for a dental implant or have suffered an injury, we can use our sophisticated cone beam CT scanner to create a precise 3-D image of your jaw and create a custom treatment plan.  

Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa, with offices in Land O' Lakes, Valrico, and South Tampa, FL, has been providing sophisticated oral and dental care to the greater Tampa region for more than a decade. Give us a call:

(813) 452-6380

Your health - not production quotas or money - is what drives us.

How Are Bone Grafts Placed? A Treatment Timeline

While bone grafts can be implemented in a variety of dental treatment plans, we most often conduct bone grafting to prepare patients for dental implant surgery. Not all implant patients require bone grafts. Whether or not you will require a grafting procedure can be determined by one of our oral surgeons in a dental implant consultation. 

For patients who do require bone grafting, the extent of the procedure is determined by the health of their existing bone, the number of missing teeth, and other factors. However, most patients can expect the grafting procedure to follow several steps:

Imaging & Planning

Before conducting any surgery, our doctors take high-quality scans of patients' jaws and bites using the latest imaging technology. Our cone beam CT scanner and other machines produce highly precise images without large amounts of radiation or uncomfortable dental putty. Our doctors use these scans to digitally plan the procedure for incredibly accurate results.


To promote patient comfort, we make dental sedation available during all procedures. Every member of our team is trained to administer anesthesia, and we can provide sedation to your comfort level. Bone graft procedures can be completed under twilight sedation or general anesthesia.

Graft Placement

After you are sedated, your surgeon will make an incision in your gums and precisely place the graft into the recessed bone. Finally, the doctor will close the incision with sutures.


After your bone graft surgery, you can return home to begin the healing process. It typically takes about three months for new bone to form around the graft. Once your bone has healed, we will be able to schedule you for dental implant surgery.

"I Highly Recommend Them"


Emile Nicholas


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The staff at Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa on Lithia Pinecrest is wonderful. Dr. Edwards is fantastic. Terrific bedside manner, patient, took the time to explain the procedure, and expectations. Highly recommend them for all your Dental Surgical needs.

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Tijo Ammakuzhiyil


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Everything they said that was going to happen with my oral surgery is exactly what happened. I also recovered fairly quickly based on my expectation. The staff is great. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and know how to keep you in good spirits even when you are nervous. What more can you ask for!

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Why Dental Implants?

At Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa, dental implant surgery is one of our most regularly performed procedures. We produce great results with implants and encourage all patients with tooth loss to consider this life-changing solution.

A dental implant is a titanium rod that acts as a prosthetic tooth root. Titanium is biocompatible and naturally fuses with the jawbone or bone graft, so they are just as secure and powerful as natural roots. After the implants are securely fused, our team or a dentist can provide natural-looking crowns, bridges, or dentures to seamlessly fill in the gaps in your smile.

Dental implants are such a great option because they are durable, they keep the jaw strong, and they can last a lifetime. If you think implants could make a difference in your life, we encourage you to contact our office in Valrico, Land O'Lakes, or South Tampa, FL, today.

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Dr. Jason EdwardsDr. Thomas Backeris, and Dr. Jason Blundell use the latest techniques and have advanced training. They are members of various notable organizations, including: 

  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology

To request your consultation at our state-of-the-art office, call us at (813) 452-6380.

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