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Bone grafting

We use innovative bone grafting techniques to support your dental implants at Hilton Dental Clinic in Nottingham.

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Treatment time

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The gold standard in bone grafting

After a tooth has been removed, the healed jaw bone may be too thin to place a dental implant. In some cases, the bone can be expanded to fit an implant, but if this isn’t possible or if the facial aesthetics would be compromised, bone grafting is a solution.

This involves taking bone from another part of the mouth, such as the chin or back of the jaw, and fusing it onto the site where the dental implant is to be placed. The procedure usually takes 2-4 months to heal properly before the implant can then be placed.

Alternatively, guided bone regeneration (GBR) can be used, which involves the placement of a membrane which separates the overlying gum from the bone, and over a period of months allows the formation of new bone in the space that has been created. Bone particles are often used which act like a scaffold, allowing your own bone cells to grow within them, forming new bone. Although an innovative technique, it often takes longer than bone grafting to generate enough bone for implant placement.

Another consideration is the quantity of gum tissue at the proposed implant site. If there’s not enough gum present, a small graft of gum can be taken from the palate in a small and simple procedure to ensure a well functioning implant with a natural aesthetic profile.

Christine greaves

I had an implant completed by Dr Kamal this month at The Hilton Dental Practice. The process started over 6 months ago and it was very thorough and professional from start to finish. All the staff worked hard to put you at ease. I would definitely recommend.

Sinus lift

Sinuses are cavities inside the structure of our skull. When we lose a tooth, the bone around the root area starts to recede, which can lead to the sinus expanding into the tooth root area.

This means there may not be sufficient bone to support a dental implant, however special material can be inserted to encourage bone regrowth and 'lift' the sinus. Over time, the bone will re-grow, providing enough bone to support the Implant.

Dental implants at Hilton Dental

We can lose teeth for a number of reasons; including an accident or facial impact, infection, or due to poor oral health or tooth decay.

Dental implants are an aesthetically pleasing, permanent alternative to teeth replacement treatments like dentures, which can be uncomfortable and socially awkward. We use dental implants to replace a single tooth and multiple teeth, and we can even replace a full set of teeth to complete your smile using the innovative All-on-4 dental implant technique.

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Nick Schofield

The whole team at Hilton Dental Clinic are professional, kind, courteous and welcoming. The service they provide is never less than excellent.

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1 Hilton Crescent
West Bridgford

0115 923 2907

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