Bradenton Office - Bradenton, FL

Unmatched Periodontal and Implant Excellence

Bradenton Office - Bradenton, FL

Unmatched Periodontal and Implant Excellence

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Transforming Smiles. Transforming Lives.

At Eastman Craighead Periodontics, our dedication lies in delivering comprehensive care to meet all your periodontal and implant needs, crafting smiles that truly stand out. Whether it’s advanced periodontal treatments restoring gum health or cutting-edge implant dentistry procedures for seamless tooth replacement, we offer diverse services customized to suit your requirements.

Backed by more than 40 years of experience, our team is committed to providing unparalleled results and individualized attention, guiding you through each phase of treatment with care and expertise. With our commitment to excellence, we aim to create optimal oral health and a radiant smile full of confidence.

Meet Our Doctors

Meet Our Doctors

Lindsay B. Eastman, DDS, MS

Dr. Lindsay Eastman has practiced as a successful periodontist since 1980. He received his post-graduate specialty training in Surgical Placement of Implants from Northwestern University Dental School in 1990 and afterwards completed Business Management and Leadership Training from Pride Institute. Dr. Eastman incorporates the latest techniques in reconstructive periodontics, tissue engineering and dental implants and was among the first group of dentists in the U.S. trained in computer guided implant surgery.

Justin C. Craighead, DMD, MS

Dr. Craighead is a leader and educator in Periodontics, Prosthodontics, and Implant Dentistry. Dr. Craighead is currently the only dual specialist in Periodontics and Prosthodontics in the State of Florida, and one of just a handful of specialist in the world with certificates in both specialties. Dr. Craighead earned specialty certificates in Periodontics and Prosthodontics as well as a Fellowship certificate and Master’s Degree in Prosthodontics from the University of Florida.

Christie E. Craighead, DMD, MS

Dr. Christie Eastman Craighead graduated with the highest distinction from Rollins College where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Biology. Dr. Christie graduated at the top of her class from the University of Florida College of Dentistry and was awarded her Doctorate of Dental Medicine Degree in 2013. Throughout her studies and through observing her father, Dr. Eastman, Dr. Christie knew she also had a passion for periodontology.

Rachael Voigt, DMD, MS

Dr. Voigt completed her dental training at Nova Southeastern University and was selected as a recipient of the Air Force Health Professions Scholarship. After graduation, she attended the Air Force Postgraduate Dental School in San Antonio, Texas, where she obtained her Master of Science degree and Certificate in Periodontics. During her time in residency, she was trained by world renowned Periodontists in all aspects of periodontal and dental implant care. 

Your First Visit

During your initial visit with our team, you can expect a warm welcome as we invite you to enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or water while you wait. Once settled, you’ll meet with one of our experienced periodontists for a personalized consultation. This is an opportunity for us to gain insight into your medical history, address any dental concerns you may have, and discuss your smile goals.

To thoroughly assess your oral health, we’ll utilize detailed digital diagnostics and conduct a comprehensive exam, allowing us to pinpoint the root cause of any issues. From there, we’ll collaborate to create a tailored treatment plan to address your specific needs and achieve your desired outcomes.

Our Select Treatments

LANAP

LANAP, or Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is an innovative laser gum surgery technique for treating periodontal disease. Unlike traditional gum surgery, LANAP is minimally invasive, utilizing laser technology to remove diseased tissue and promote the regeneration of healthy gum tissue. This cutting-edge procedure offers patients a faster recovery and less discomfort than conventional gum surgery methods.

Tissue Grafting

Tissue grafting is a surgical procedure to restore lost or damaged gum tissue. It involves taking tissue from another part of the mouth or using donor tissue to augment the gums where the recession has occurred. This technique helps improve the gums’ aesthetic appearance, protect tooth roots, and prevent further gum recession.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. They serve as sturdy foundations for various restorations, including single implants to replace individual teeth, dental bridges spanning multiple teeth gaps, and implant-supported dentures for full-arch tooth replacement. These versatile solutions offer long-term stability, natural aesthetics, and improved functionality for patients with missing teeth.

Full Arch Dental Implants

Full arch dental implants offer a comprehensive solution for patients with extensive tooth loss, providing support and stability for an entire arch of artificial teeth. A full set of teeth can be securely anchored by strategically placing a few implants within the jawbone, restoring oral function and aesthetics. This innovative approach to tooth replacement offers patients the confidence to enjoy a complete smile and an improved quality of life.

Common Questions We’re Asked About Dentistry

Dental treatment costs can vary from person to person, depending on the treatment you may need. When we recommend a specific treatment, we will discuss pricing on the treatment plan and explain the different financing options that fit your needs. We offer 3rd party financing and insurance options to fit almost everyone’s financial needs.

Our office gladly accepts walk-ins and emergency cases. Dental emergencies are of course unexpected and sometimes can be terrifying depending on the type of dental emergency. We treat emergencies from a persistent toothache to knocked-out tooth! If you are experiencing anything side from a dental emergency make sure to contact 911 to seek medical treatment.

We recommend coming in for your cleanings every six-months. In a perfect world, everyone would brush and floss twice a day. Overtime, plaque builds up and this sticky like bacterial film can solidify and turn into calculus or tartar. This cement-like substance is removed by the hygienist at your regular cleaning visits and prevents future complications and periodontal disease. This helps to not only keep your mouth healthy and clean, but it also allows potential problems to be found and diagnosed earlier.

We recommend sensitivity toothpaste, which contains strontium chloride or potassium nitrate are very effective in treating sensitive teeth. After a few weeks of use, you may notice a decrease in sensitivity. Highly acidic foods such as oranges, grapefruits and lemons, as well as tea and soda can increase tooth sensitivity, and work against sensitivity toothpaste. If you do not get relief by brushing gently and using desensitizing toothpaste, schedule an appointment with us so we can check up on your oral health.

In today’s dentistry, there are many options that we can help to replace your missing tooth. If you’re missing a single tooth or a few right next to each other, we can restore them using a dental bridge. If your tooth loss is a little more extensive and you’re looking for a more permanent solution, we may suggest dental implants. Both options offer a full smile solution that you can leave with a beautiful smile on the same day.

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Bradenton, FL

New Patients:
(941) 269-3906

Current Patients:
(941) 792-3899

Address:
1906-G 59th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34209

Office Hours:
Monday–Thursday: 7:00AM – 5:00PM
Friday: 7:00AM – 3:00PM
Every other Saturday: by appointment
Sunday: Closed