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Bone Grafting

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...

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
  • Aging
  • Genetics

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:

(601) 956-1230

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"Very Kind, Gentle, and Precise."


SAnn Prater


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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.

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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!

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Bone Grafting Can Rebuild Your Smile

While patients with jawbone atrophy were once unable to get dental implants, bone grafts have made treatment accessible to virtually anyone. Check out the amazing transformation of this patient who restored their missing teeth with dental implants.
Before the implants procedure
After the implants procedure

What Happens During the Procedure?

Donor tissue or synthetic bone material is transferred to the jaw to restore a fracture or low bone density.  Our practice in Jackson, MS, is equipped with the latest technology to ensure the most precise treatment and successful results.
Illustration of bone grafting implant procedure

Sinus Lifts

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

It usually takes about three to six months for a bone graft to make it possible to place dental implants. We will schedule dental implant placement for patients in the greater Jackson, Clinton, and Ridgeland areas after we confirm the new bone has fully integrated. Here is what you can expect during the procedure:
It takes about three to six months after a bone graft before you can receive implants.

Day of Procedure

It takes about three to six months after a bone graft before you can receive implants.


Before the surgery, we will administer anesthesia to numb the treatment area. If you are particularly anxious or sensitive, we can provide sedation to induce a deeper state of relaxation during surgery.


Next, your doctor will create incisions in the gums to access the atrophied jaw tissue.


Your doctor will fill in the areas where bone loss has occurred with grafting material. Depending on your needs, this may be bone tissue from another part of your body, donor bank tissue, or synthetic material.


Once the new bone tissue is securely in place, we will suture your gums closed and send you home to recover.


Over the next three to six months, the grafted tissue will consolidate with the existing jaw tissue, improving your bone density. Once you have healed, we can proceed with your dental implant treatment.

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."


April Jones


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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.

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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 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.-Canton

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Dr. Roger B Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart

Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A.

Our periodontists, Dr. Roger B. Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart are committed to providing patients in Clinton, Ridgeland, and Jackson, MS, with high-quality care in a comfortable setting. They are affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Jackson Dental Society

To schedule a consultation at our periodontal practice, contact us online or call (601) 956-1230.

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"Thank you for everything! You have a very friendly office where people greet you by name. Everyone makes me feel at ease and welcome as if I'm the only patient you have. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my periodontal treatment. Kudos to Dr. Parkes and his staff." Alex S.

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