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.
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.
State-of-the-Art Oral Surgery Schedule a Consultation Today
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. Arina Doroshenko, Dr. Jason Edwards has have been meeting the advanced dental needs of Tampa, FL, from our offices in Valrico and Land O'Lakes 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 filling out our online form or by calling
When Is Bone Grafting Performed?
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.
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.
"Won't Go Anywhere Else!"
Excellent experience. Attentive staff. Top notch doctors. In one go, doctor Arina took out 4 wisdom teeth and another molar + bone graft for future implant. In and out in 2 hours. Feeling excellent post-op. Thank you!
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!
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:
"I Highly Recommend Them"
The staff was friendly and caring. They took their time explaining the procedure my daughter would need for the removal of impacted wisdom teeth. They made us both feel at ease and prepared for the procedure as well as the after care. I highly recommend them!
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!
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, FL, or Land O'Lakes, FL, today.