For the right candidates, dental implants are the best way to replace lost teeth. However, you need sufficient jawbone density to qualify.
Drs. Roger B. Parkes and R. Clarke Stewart offer bone grafting to strengthen your jawbone for dental implant placement.
Learn why we recommend this procedure to our patients in the greater Jackson, Clinton, and Ridgeland, MS, areas...
Bone Grafting Is More Common Than You Think
Do I Need a Bone Graft?
Many of our patients find out they need bone grafting when they attend a dental implant consultation at our Jackson, MS, practice. During a consultation, we conduct diagnostic imaging to assess the quality of your oral structures. Several factors are related to low bone density, including:
- Long-Term Tooth Loss
- Trauma to the Jaw
- Periodontal Disease
Why Choose Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A.?
While many dentists must refer their patients out to specialists for bone grafting and implant placement, we provide every step of treatment right here at our Jackson, MS, practice. Drs. Roger B. Parkes and R. Clarke Stewart each have over 30 years of experience in advanced periodontics and additional training in oral surgery. Thanks to our advanced techniques and modern technology, your bone graft treatment will be easier and more comfortable than ever before. You can trust that you are in the best hands at Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A.
We see patients from all over the greater Jackson area, including Clinton and Ridgeland. Request your consultation with us online, or by calling:
"Very Kind, Gentle, and Precise."
I had the best dental experience ever today with Dr. Stewart and his staff. They were professional, very caring, and made me feel comfortable. I will be recommending Dr. Stewart to all of my friends and family. Thanks again Dr. Stewart for curing my dentist anxiety.View on Google
Dr. Roger Parks and his staff are extremely professional and compassionate! Their personal attention was invaluable to me before, during, and after my surgery! Very grateful!View on Google
Bone Grafting Can Rebuild Your Smile
What Happens During the Procedure?
Depending on your bone loss, you may need an alternative type of graft.
Some patients have experienced bone loss in a particular location in the upper jaw between the molars and premolars. In other patients, the sinus membranes are naturally too close to an implant site. In these cases, you may need a special type of graft known as a sinus lift. During this procedure, the sinus membrane is lifted, and grafting material is placed to make it possible to safely place an implant without disturbing the sinuses
Timeline of a Bone Graft Procedure
Day of Procedure
It takes about three to six months after a bone graft before you can receive implants.
Recovering From Your Procedure
It's normal to experience some discomfort after bone grafting, especially in the first 48 hours following surgery. However, your pain levels should be mild enough to manage with over-the-counter medication or a low-dose prescription. You can expect some swelling and bruising in the treatment area that usually subsides in a few days. If you have questions or concerns at any time during your recovery, do not hesitate to contact our Jackson, MS, office. A team member will get back to you as soon as possible.
Are There Alternatives to Bone Grafting?
Many patients want to know if they can skip bone grafting before undergoing dental implant treatment. If you have suffered bone atrophy and are getting traditional dental implants, the answer is most likely "no." However, in cases of mild atrophy, we can often avoid the need for grafting by using an alternative procedure known as All-on-4®.
Instead of the standard six to eight implants per arch, All-on-4 supports a complete denture with just four strategically placed implant posts. Two of the implants are inserted at an angle into the jaw to gain the most support from the bone tissue you have left.
Paying for Your Bone Graft
Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A. accepts most major insurance carriers to help you cover the costs of treatment. However, if you are uninsured or need additional help with out-of-pocket expenses, we also offer flexible financing through CareCredit®. Our team will be glad to go over your options and assist you with creating an affordable payment plan during your consultation.
"Can't Say Enough About the Care and Professionalism."
I came to visit Dr. Stewart because I had implants that were poorly placed and had multiple issues with them. Dr. Stewart immediately began to work toward repairing the damage and managing my level of discomfort. His support staff is amazing, and his assistant, Kelly, is extremely knowledgeable and does an amazing job! Dr. Stewart never makes me feel as though I am rushed and takes the time to thoroughly explain each procedure and the reason that it is necessary. I still have more treatment ahead of me and Dr. Stewart and his staff have been there guiding me through it every step of the way. I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting quality dental care.View on Google
Most people consider dental work to be an unpleasant experience. Not so with these folks! From the minute I walked in all the ladies in the office were cheerful and accommodating. Dr. Stewart and Doris Ann did an amazing job with my surgery...no pain or problems, then or now, days later. They got my lingering problems corrected and I'm very impressed! Can't say enough about the care and professionalism. Two thumbs up to them and their team for a pleasant experience!! Mike O.-CantonView on Google