Bone Grafting

Major & Minor Bone Grafting

Missing teeth over a period of time can cause your jaw bone to atrophy, or resorb. This often results in poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for the placement of dental implants as well as long term shifting of remaining teeth and changes to facial structure. Most patients, in these situations, are not candidates for dental implants.

Fortunately, today we have the ability to grow bone where it is needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, but it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.

Are you a candidate for bone grafting?

Contact us today to learn more about bone grafting or to schedule your consultation!

Call us: 281-205-7211

Major Bone Grafting

Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease, or injuries. The bone is either obtained from a tissue bank or your own bone is taken from the jaw, hip or tibia (below the knee). Sinus bone grafts are also performed to replace bone in the posterior upper jaw. In addition, special membranes may be utilized that dissolve under the gum to protect the bone graft, as well as encourage bone regeneration. This is called guided bone regeneration, or guided tissue regeneration.

Major bone grafts are typically performed to repair defects of the jaws. These defects may arise as a result of traumatic injuries, tumor surgery, or congenital defects. Large defects are repaired using the patient’s own bone. This bone is harvested from a number of different areas depending on the size needed. The skull (cranium), hip (iliac crest), and lateral knee (tibia), are common donor sites. These procedures are routinely performed in an operating room and require a hospital stay.

Spring Cypress Oral Surgery and Implant Center

5 out of 5 stars based on 71 Bone Grafting reviews

Patient Review By Jessica P

Just generally had a wonderful experience. I would certainly come here again should I have any further need for an oral surgeon. Staff was very kind, knowledgeable and accommodating. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone who needs any type of service offered here.

- Jessica P

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Patient Review By Chrissy H

Great bedside manner!!! Painless! Caring! Thank you Dr Fuentes for giving me my smile back! My dentist was right, you are the best!

- Chrissy H

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Patient Review By Dominique H

Dr. Fuentes and his staff were so amazing to me. Office was clean, staff so pleasant and friendly. I work for a dental office and we refer our patients to him all the time and he was the only doctor I trusted to remove my wisdom teeth. Thank you again! If you are looking for an amazing oral surgeon don’t think about it book an appointment you won’t be disappointed.

- Dominique H

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Patient Review By S O

I want to thank Dr. Fuentes. Dr. Fuentes helped me when noone else could. Another local oral surgeon did implants incorrectly in my jaw bone. Dr. Fuentes fixed me when I was told I couldn’t be fixed. I now have new, great implants and my smile has never been better.

- S O

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Patient Review By Jesse R

Awesome people, awesome care!! Consult and extraction less than 24 hours on short notice before our vacation!!!

- Jesse R

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Patient Review By Amy G

Dr. Fuentes, you are an absolutely amazing person and doctor. I am tearing up while writing this. The care and compassion you showed my dad (who has dementia) was unmatched by any other health professional. You gave us comfort and hope for my dad when we were told that his situation was hopeless. The jaw surgery for my dad was comfortable and he healed perfectly. You even made my dad laugh which I haven’t seen him do in a couple years because of the dementia. He even kept calling you his friend after we left your office. You were the angel we needed for my dad. I’ll will never forget how amazing you treated my dad and our family. Thank you from our entire family!

- Amy G

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Patient Review By Debbie R

I am a huge baby when it comes to dental work, and I cannot say enough about the great care shown to me by the entire office staff. I had a cracked tooth that couldn't be repaired so Dr. Thompson removed it and prepped it for an implant. I came back to have the post put in and between the 2 appointments he (and all the staff) could not have been more comforting and gentle. I hope I never have to have this procedure done again but if I do, I will absolutely return here.

- Debbie R

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Patient Review By Shelly D

My daughter had her wisdom teeth taken out by Dr. Fuentes. He has the most incredible personality. You feel like you have known him for years! He is very professional and you can tell he loves what he does. My daughter was a nervous wreck until the consultation. After the consultation she told me that she didn’t feel nervous anymore because she felt so comfortable with the doctor and the team. Surgery day was a breeze. She was taken back to the surgery by such a sweet nurse. She said she didn’t even feel the IV and next thing she knew she was done. She had no discomfort after the surgery and was back doing normal activities the next day. I want to give my thanks to Dr . Fuentes and the nurses for making this mama feel so comfortable and safe during my daughter’s surgery by knowing she was in such good hands. We will be back with my 3 other kiddos.

- Shelly D

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Patient Review By Charles H

I cant say enough about the staff and the doctor! Upon arrival, you are greeted by 3 lovely ladies. I had to have a tooth extracted and was taken back at my scheduled time. ( no extra waiting) The assistants were very kind. Doctor Thompson had excellent " bedside Manner", telling me exactly what he was doing and continued to ask me if I was ok. The pain was very minimal and the tooth was extracted. Doctor Thompson told me he would call me later in the evening and check on me. I figured it would be one of the ladies in the office calling me, but, it was doctor Thompson who called and checked on me. I have been to many dentists in my 60 years and i can truly say that Doctor Thompson was the best Dentist I have ever been to and I would highly recommend him!!

- Charles H

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Patient Review By Sally T

Dr. Fuentes is a Godsend! Most compassionate doctor I have ever met. I am a true scardy cat and he made me feel so comfortable. He has a compassionate, calming, confident bedside manner. He will make you laugh and laugh and laugh. The best part was that I never felt one ounce of pain during my procedures to have my implants put in. he gave me my smile back and my confidence. He truly has a passion for what he does and it shows. Thank you to Dr. Fuentes and Thank you to the Spring Cypress Oral Surgery team!

- Sally T

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