Many patients require a bone grafting procedure before their dental implants can be placed. If you have experienced bone degeneration, or if your jaw cannot accommodate a dental implant, our periodontist may recommend a rigid fixation graft. Dr. Gustavo Ruiz is committed to providing you with the best possible solutions for your smile.

Prolonged tooth loss causes the bone to reabsorb, resulting in insufficient bone mass that cannot provide stability for a dental implant. To repair the bone, Dr. Gustavo Ruiz can extract a large plate of bone from the lower jaw or from a tissue bank to replace the amount of bone that has been lost. Our periodontist often recommends using the patient’s own bone for the graft (also known as an autograft) because it will heal faster and is not at risk of being rejected by the body.

The new bone is secured to the jaw with screws and mini-plates to keep the graft in place as it bonds with the surrounding bone. At Periodontal and Implant Esthetics, our periodontist utilizes autogenous grafts, the “gold standard” in bone grafting, to increase bone volume.

When you visit Periodontal and Implant Esthetics for implant dentistry, Dr. Gustavo Ruiz will evaluate your dental health to determine if a rigid fixation graft in Tampa, Florida, is right for you. We encourage you to contact us at 813-289-3640 with any questions and to request your appointment.