April 19, 2022
It's not fair to describe dental implants Nottingham as a simple straightforward procedure. Many clinics lack the equipment, expertise or simply confidence to take on complicated cases, rejecting patients who could receive care. If you've been rejected, let's look at what your options are at Hilton Dental Clinic to get the treatment you deserve.Bone graftingThe most common reason for patients to be ruled out as appropriate candidates is an issue with bone volume or density; this can be addressed with bone grafting. Bone grafting is usually performed by taking a bone tissue sample from the patient's body and attaching it directly to the site where the implantation will take place. The new fragment of bone will be closely associated with any other natural bone, allowing them to fuse into a single mass. This gives a great deal of control to our clinicians who can maximise the new bone in the most clinically useful locations for future dental implants Nottingham.Sinus liftsWhen bone grafting is required on the upper jaw, there can be limitations simply due to the anatomy of the human face, such as the reduction of space on the upper jaw compared to the lower jaw. This problem can be circumvented with a sinus lift, a form of bone graft that can be carried out from inside the sinus; it lifts the roof of the mouth and gives the additional room necessary to facilitate later procedures. Medically, it is well-tolerated, but it does involve a lengthy and convoluted procedure that requires significant surgical skill, something that we at Hilton Dental Clinic are proud to provide.Gum graftingDuring the most critical stage of the dental implants Nottingham procedure, the gum is closed over the newly implanted titanium peg and allowed to heal over a period of 4 to 12 months. This gives the necessary healing time for the implant to become fully integrated into the jaw, with the gum tissue protecting the artificial root from being disturbed, misaligned or twisted. This technique is predicated on having a substantial quantity of healthy gum tissue; receded gums with minimal tissue are not suitable. Receding gums can be addressed by gum grafting, where tissue is moved usually from further back in the mouth to the receded areas, which tend to be at the front.Screening and preparationsAll of these procedures have their own screening and preparations. There are limitations to carrying out invasive care in a clinic, which will have to be considered if a patient has a blood-clotting disorder. It would be irresponsible to proceed without the capacity for a blood transfusion, limiting any care to a specialised operating theatre found in hospitals and dental teaching universities. We would be more than happy to refer you to one of our excellent colleagues if you do have a contraindicated condition.We do not see the screening process as a filtering or pass-fail assessment. We strongly hold the belief that care should be made available to as many people as possible, and the complexity of your case does not discredit you as a suitable candidate.
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