Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

Bone Graft Procedure Katy, TX - INFUSE Bone Graft Katy - John P. Freeman MD, DDS, FACS

Choosing an Oral Surgeon in Katy, TX to Perform Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a safe and effective way to restore a tooth or teeth that are missing. For successful placement of dental implants, however, there must be enough bone in the jaw to anchor the implant. In cases where a tooth or teeth have been missing for a while, some of the bone may have been lost, which can create poor conditions for placing a dental implant post. Fortunately, even for patients with poor jaw bone density, dental bone grafting can be used to replace the lost bone and encourage natural bone growth.

Dr. Freeman is an oral surgeon who does dental bone grafting in Katy, Texas. This procedure makes it possible to place dental implants in cases where there’s not enough bone to firmly hold them in place. In the past, patients without adequate bone integrity to support implants would have been told that dental implants weren’t possible.

With bone grafting, even people with bone loss can enjoy the benefits of dental implants. As Dr. Freeman says, “If you’ve ever been told you weren’t a good candidate for dental implants, give me a call.” Because of his level of experience with bone grafting procedures, a large portion of his time is dedicated to handling referrals from doctors to perform dental bone grafting in preparation for dental implant surgery.

Dental Bone Graft at a Glance

Modern bone grafting procedures make dental implant treatment possible in cases that otherwise wouldn’t have been just a few years ago.

The most common types of dental bone grafting are:

Autogenous bone graft – In this type of graft, the bone is removed from elsewhere in the body and implanted in the mouth. Common donor sites for bone grafting include the iliac section of the pelvis, the chin and the posterior third molar areas of the jaw.

Allograft – Synthetic bone can be created in the laboratory and used in the bone grafting procedure. Bone can also be obtained from a bone bank (cadaver bone).

Xenograft – This is the implantation of bovine (cow) bone. A xenograft is perfectly safe and has been used successfully for many years.

Additionally, to increase bone density, Dr. Freeman also uses INFUSE® Bone Graft material, a material that stimulates natural bone growth in a reliable and predictable manner. For placing implants, nothing is as reliable as the patient’s own bone, which is why we use INFUSE® whenever it’s possible. INFUSE® eliminates the need for additional surgeries to procure bone material from the patient and is supported by more than 20 years of research and clinical results.

Some of the most common reasons for bone grafting include:

Dental implants – Implants are the preferred replacement method for missing teeth. If the jawbone lacks the necessary quality or quantity of bone, bone grafting can strengthen and thicken the implant site.

Sinus lift – A sinus lift entails elevating the sinus membrane and grafting bone onto the sinus floor so that implants can be securely placed.

Ridge augmentation – The bone graft is used to fill in the ridge and make the jawbone a uniform shape.

We Supercharge your Healing with Platelet Rich Plasma

Once dental bone grafting is complete, a firm foundation is created for placement of a dental implant. After dental bone grafting, and after most dental implant surgeries, Dr. Freeman uses platelet-rich plasma to speed up the healing process for a faster recovery. This involves drawing a small amount of blood and spinning it down to get platelet-rich plasma. The natural growth factors in platelet-rich plasma help you heal faster than you normally would. Once dental bone grafting is complete and the implants are placed, you can enjoy the benefits of having a full mouth of natural-looking teeth.

Experience Precision with Piezosurgery®

PIEZOSURGERY® is superior to saws and burs, not only in terms of intra-operative precision, but also in regard to tissue healing. Burs and saws cut bone, but they do not differentiate: any soft tissue getting in their way will also be cut.

The special ultrasonic microvibrations of the original PIEZOSURGERY® technique cut bone – and nothing else. No soft tissue is damaged, which allows you to work with a precision that facilitates not only surgery itself, but reduces postoperative discomfort.

Choose PIEZOSURGERY® technology for maximum precision and control


If You’ve Ever Been Told that you Cannot do Dental Implants, Give us a Call

Whether you’re a referring doctor or a patient in need of a dental bone graft to restore your smile with dental implants, we’re here for you if you’re looking for an oral surgeon in Katy, Texas. Dr. Freeman uses the most advanced technology available to help you attain and enjoy a more functional and beautiful set of teeth and gums. If you have questions for your Katy oral surgeon, or if you would like to request a dental bone graft consultation, don’t hesitate to contact us.

John P. Freeman Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
705 S. Fry Rd., Suite 200 Katy, TX 77450
Phone: (281) 599-9445 URL of Map