What you need to know before getting dental implants

September 12, 2022


Replacing missing teeth is important for both your oral health and your appearance. Dental implants Nottingham are a great way to replace missing teeth, but they require a secure foundation in order to be effective. That is where block bone and maxillary sinus grafting come in; this combination provides a more stable base for the implant and also helps to prevent future bone loss in the area. If you're considering treatment with dental implants Nottingham, you have to understand the role of block bone and maxillary sinus grafting in the process.What are block bone and maxillary sinus grafting?Block bone is a section of bone that is removed from another location in the body and used to fill in a gap or defect. This type of grafting is often used to repair damage caused by a traumatic injury, disease, or surgery. In the case of oral implants, block bone may be used to fill in a gap where the maxillary sinus has been damaged or provide additional support for a dental implant.Maxillary sinus grafting is a surgical procedure that is used to increase the amount of bone available for dental implants Nottingham. During the procedure, our dentist will access the maxillary sinus cavity through the nasal cavity and extract any bone that is present. This bone will then be replaced with a tissue graft taken from another part of the body. The goal of this procedure is to create a solid foundation for the implants.What are the risks associated with block bone and maxillary sinus graftingThere are many risks associated with this procedure. One of the most common risks is infections, which can occur if the surgical site is not properly cleaned or the patient does not follow post-operative instructions. Infections can also occur if bacteria enter the bloodstream. Other risks include bleeding, damage to the surrounding tissues, and nerve damage. In some cases, implantation may not be successful, and the patient may require additional surgery.At Hilton Dental Clinic, we reduce the chances of complications by using the latest techniques and equipment. Our staff members are also highly trained and experienced in performing these procedures and take every precaution to ensure that our patients are safe and comfortable during surgery.How long does the procedure take?The entire procedure for block bone and maxillary sinus grafting usually takes around two hours. However, the time required for the surgery can vary depending on the individual situation. In some cases, multiple surgeries may be required in order to achieve the desired results.What is the recovery process like?The recovery process after block bone and maxillary sinus grafting can vary depending on the individual and the extent of the surgery. Generally, there will be some swelling and bruising in the aftermath of the surgery, which may take a few days or weeks to resolve. It is important to follow our surgeon's post-operative instructions carefully to ensure a smooth and speedy recovery. Most people are able to return to work within a week or two after surgery.

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