Bone Grafting in Rhode Island

Bone Grafting

Do You Need a Bone Graft?

understanding Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is needed to restore bone mass that has been lost due to trauma, tooth loss, or congenitally missing teeth. Bone grafts can occur anywhere in your body, but in dental bone grafting, it is usually done to prepare the jawbone for another procedure, such as dental implants or dentures. Bone grafting from our Rhode Island practice can also be necessary to restore jawbone mass after an injury to this region.

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What Our Patients Say

“Dr. English is very kind and skilled. He performed an implant procedure in my lower jaw. Everything went smoothly and I never felt any pain. I’ve been to his office four times and was never left waiting - always seen as scheduled.”

Arthur D.

“I highly recommend Dr. Ray English III. He and his staff made a somewhat complicated procedure as pain free and relaxed as possible. He gave options, described the procedures in detail before performing them, and prepared me for possible complications. I attribute my relatively easy recovery to his expertise and professionalism.”

Janice B.

“Dr. English and his team were highly professional, competent, and very efficient. The facility is clean, modern, and medical equipment is state-of-the-art. The procedure and subsequent follow up visits were pleasant experiences.”

Stan V.
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Did You Know…

Bone Grafting Can Often Be Done Without Using Your Own Bone

Advancements in technology have provided better materials that improve success rates and reduce patient discomfort.

Types of Bone Grafts


Socket Preservation

This procedure is a small bone graft that is done at the time the tooth is removed to preserve the width and height of the bone for future implant placement.


Sinus Lift

Sinus lifts are performed in the upper jaw when there is not enough height to place a dental implant. The sinus is gently elevated and a bone graft is placed to increase the vertical height of the jawbone.


Block Grafts

Block Grafts are required when there has been severe loss of jawbone mass. Bone is taken from another area of the jaw and repositioned where the future implant will be.

What To Expect After Your Bone Graft

Healing and Aftercare

After the procedure at our Warwick office, you will be given clear instructions on how to care for the treatment site. Most of the time, over-the-counter pain medication is enough to keep you comfortable while you’re healing. You may be given antibiotics to help prevent an infection if Dr. English deems it necessary. It is also recommended that you stick to eating softer foods, and that you sleep with your head elevated for the first week post-op.

Am I a Good Candidate for Bone Grafts?

Bone grafting may be required for patients who are receiving dental implants but have suffered from bone resorption due to: 

  • Tooth loss
  • Gum disease
  • Oral trauma
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does bone grafting hurt?


How Long Does Bone Grafting Take To Heal?

Is Dental Bone Grafting Worth It?

What Should I Not Do After Bone Grafting? Things To Avoid After Treatment

Can I Drink Coffee After A Dental Bone Graft?

When Can I Eat Solid Food Again After A Dental Bone Graft?

Still Have Questions About Bone Grafting?

Our Warwick team is standing by to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about bone grafting. We’ll put your mind at ease and schedule a consultation with Dr. English to see if bone grafting is necessary in your situation.

RI Oral Surgery & Implant Center

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Tuesday: 8am - 4pm
Wednesday: 8am-4pm
Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - 12pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed