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Bone Grafting in St. Petersburg, FL

Coast Dental
St. Petersburg

Gateway Market Center
7801 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St N
St. Petersburg, FL  33702
(727) 525-4499

Dentist Office Hours

Monday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Bone Grafting

Rebuilding a healthy smile requires more than just maintaining healthy teeth. It also entails maintaining healthy gums and a strong jawbone. In St. Petersburg, FL, bone grafting is a vital procedure for restoring and preserving the integrity of the jawbone.

The jawbones play a crucial role in holding teeth in place. However, tooth loss, whether caused by gum disease or decay, can lead to jawbone recession. This poses a significant problem since a healthy jawbone is necessary for successful dental implant placement, denture fitting, or partial denture use.

Bone grafting is a commonly used technique to reconstruct the bone and restore the missing tooth’s socket in order to maintain the alveolar ridge’s width and height. This gum ridge, located either on the roof of the mouth between the upper teeth and the hard palate or at the bottom of the mouth behind the lower teeth, is essential for proper dental functioning.

There are various situations where bone grafting in St. Petersburg is performed, including:

  1. Bone Grafting After an Extraction:
    If you need a tooth extraction, our dedicated team at Coast Dental St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg can perform a simple bone graft during the same visit. By filling the extraction site with freeze-dried human bone granules, resembling sand, we can preserve the bone and prevent resorption. A thin membrane and sutures may be used to secure the area. Healing typically takes four to six weeks, after which we can provide initial treatments for complete or partial dentures. For those seeking a more natural-looking and long-lasting solution, dental implant restorative treatment can commence within four to six months.
  2. Bone Grafting After Mild Bone Loss:
    When a tooth has been missing for an extended period, significant bone resorption may have occurred. In such cases, our experienced dentists will address larger bony defects by utilizing a combination of freeze-dried bone and a portion of your own bone from another section of your mouth or body. A membrane and sutures will be employed to facilitate proper healing and acceptance of the graft by your body. Although the procedure requires two incisions, the use of your own bone increases the likelihood of a successful graft.
  3. Bone Grafting After Extensive Bone Loss:
    Extensive bone loss resulting from periodontal disease or long-term tooth loss calls for more substantial bone grafts. At Coast Dental St. Petersburg, we use a combination of materials, including your own bone, freeze-dried bone from a donor, animal bone, or synthetic bone substitutes, to rebuild the jawbone. The graft acts as a scaffold, promoting the attachment and generation of new bone cells. The healing time varies depending on the extent of the grafting required. Once the area is fully healed, our skilled dentists or specialists can proceed with dental implant placement or denture fabrication, restoring your smile.

Bone grafting in St. Petersburg offers many benefits. By restoring the jawbone’s height and width, you gain more options for replacing missing teeth. Failure to replace a missing tooth can lead to bite problems, cavities, and periodontal disease. Opting for a dental implant, which can last a lifetime, ensures a natural look and feel while preserving the bone and maintaining a youthful jawline. Dental implants can also provide support for bridgework or dentures, significantly enhancing your ability to eat and speak comfortably.

Additionally, bone grafting can improve the fit of dentures by building up the alveolar ridge. Ill-fitting dentures can cause pain and discomfort. Our bone grafting techniques, combined with our expertise in denture placement, guarantee a beautiful and comfortable restoration.

At Coast Dental St. Petersburg, we value your oral health and strive to provide exceptional care. Schedule your appointment today by calling (727) 525-4499. Our dedicated team looks forward to assisting you in achieving the smile you desire through our advanced bone grafting in St. Petersburg.

Coast Dental Services

Our dentist in Port St. Petersburg offers the following Dentistry Services:

Apexification
Apexogenesis
Apicoectomy
Bone Grafting
ClearCorrect® Aligners
CoastClear Aligners®
Cosmetic Services
Crown Lengthening
Dental Bonding
Dental Bridges
Dental Crowns
Dental Exams
Dental Fillings
Dental Implants
Dental Laser Therapy
Dental Sealants
Dentures & Partials
Emergency Dental Exams
Endodontic Surgery
Family Dental Services
Implant Restorations
Invisalign®
Mouthguards
Oral Cancer Screening
Pediatric Crowns
Pediatric Dentistry
Periodontal Disease
Preventive Services
Pulpectomy
Pulpotomy
Restorative Dentistry
Ridge Augmentation
Root Canals
Root Canals in Children
Sedation Dentistry
Teeth Cleanings
Teeth Whitening
Tooth Extractions
Tori Removal

You can count on Coast Dental to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

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General Dentistry

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All Other Appointments

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Contact Coast Dental today to schedule an appointment for Cosmetic, Restorative, and Specialty Services.

Patient Comfort and Satisfaction at Coast Dental St. Petersburg are our Top Priorities.

At Coast Dental St. Petersburg, we want to make your visit as pleasant and stress-free as possible. We take the time to get to know you, answer all your questions, and create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. Your oral health and wellbeing are our top priority, and we are committed to helping you smile with confidence for years to come.

Contact Us Today!

Ready to experience the best dental care in St. Petersburg, FL?

Contact us today at (727) 525-4499 to schedule an appointment at our St. Petersburg dentist office. 

Our friendly staff and experienced team are here to answer all your questions and address any concerns you may have. 

Let us help you achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime!

Coast Dental St. Petersburg: Dentist Office Reviews

See what our patients in St. Petersburg, FL are saying about their experience at Coast Dental St. Petersburg:

R.B.
R.B.
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The dental assistant was very helpful and friendly, and kind, and also the orthodontist was very informative and helpful, and kind, and explained everything to me that she was doing to my tooth, and she made sure I was comfortable, calm, and had a smooth transition throughout the whole procedure, and the front desk receptionist was very friendly and helpful, and very accommodating, and kind as well. I would recommend Coast Dental to anyone for any dental work you need to get done. This place is always busy with that being said that says how valuable they are, and that's value in itself, and I loved my dentist and dental assistant as well very much so. They are the best place to go to for dental work to be done! I also have to come back to finish up my root canal. But I am way more comfortable, and calm about coming back to Coast Dental this second time around, and they made me feel very welcomed there, and cared about and for me, and loved by them like I'm family to them too. They are amazing.
A.M.
A.M.
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I genuinely cannot thank Dr. Gardner, Astrid, and Alana enough for the exceptional care and service they provide each and every visit. My recent visits have pertained to fillings, and not once have I ever experienced discomfort or pain due to a procedure. In fact, Dr. Gardner and Astrid are adamant in assuring everything is going smoothly. The front desk is accommodating and friendly. As an entirety, it’s a wonderful office. It is always fairly busy, and that in itself shows the value of this office; they have several patients who value the facility and the staff. I highly recommend this dental office!
T.M.
T.M.
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The staff was great and my dentist so nice and explained things to me . He told me the price after my insurance and I paid the difference and there was no problems. I like that . His assistant and front desk were great . The lady Mary that cleaned my teeth did a pnemonenal job. It was a deep cleaning. I like 👍 the honesty and the dentist did not try to push things on me . Like that too
N.Q.
N.Q.
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I came today as a new patient, the staff is very friendly, the front desk Stephany did help me with everything I needed. I didn’t have to wait long time, the hygienist Dormary did my cleaning and she was very professional and explained to me every detail. Definitely recommend this office, I will come back :)
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