Tooth loss can cause a host of issues, including deterioration of the jawbone, which can prevent you from receiving dental implants.
Fortunately, bone grafting can help to replace the missing bone material, allowing you to qualify for implants to stop further bone loss.
Dr. Dustin J. Hopkin in Salt Lake City, UT, is a board-certified surgeon who can help restore your oral function with bone grafting.
What Is Bone Grafting?
When you lose a tooth, the jawbone no longer receives the stimulation the tooth root once provided, and it begins to deteriorate. This can cause a sunken appearance to your face and make eating and speaking difficult.
Dental implants and implant-supported restorations are amazing restorative dentistry treatments that can restore oral function. Implants act as prosthodontic tooth roots, providing much-needed stimulation to the jawbone, and preventing further deterioration of the jaw. However, if significant bone loss has already occurred, you may have been told you do not qualify for implants.
Bone grafting surgery helps to restore the jaw and replace lost bone by grafting new bone to the remaining bone tissue. Dental implants can then be placed to prevent new bone loss.
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Dr. Hopkin received his diploma from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, elevating him to board-certified status. His expert training, paired with advanced dental technology such as cone-beam CT scanning, allows him to accurately treat patients and restore their oral function and health. Dr. Hopkin prides himself on treating each patient as a person. When you come into our office, he takes the time to have a conversation with you, ensuring all your questions are answered and that you are completely comfortable with your treatment options.
Don’t live life with reduced oral function and continued bone loss. Bone grafting surgery can help restore your jawbone health and allow you to qualify for beneficial dental implants. Call our Salt Lake City, UT, practice or request an appointment online today.
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Bone Grafting Surgery
You may need more than one procedure if Dr. Hopkin is using bone tissue harvested from another area of your body.
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Benefits of Bone Grafts
Dental implants need sufficient bone material for optimal stability and longevity. A bone graft can help provide the bone tissue needed to allow you to qualify for implants and implant-supported restorations.
Prevent or Reverse Facial Sagging
A bone graft can help build up a deteriorated jawbone and provide a structure for not only implants but also for your facial muscles to prevent sagging features.
Long-Term Oral Health
Grafts can help your jawbone provide the support dental implants need for long-term oral health. With proper oral hygiene, your implants can last you a lifetime and help you maintain optimal oral health.
Does the Grafting Procedure Hurt?
No. While the grafting is being performed, Dr. Hopkin will numb the area to ensure you do not feel any pain. He also offers sedation options for those with dental anxiety or for patients who require an extra level of comfort care.
It is important to remember that grafting is a surgical procedure, so you should expect some discomfort while you heal. This is usually managed with over-the-counter or prescription pain medications and other comfort measures, such as ice and a soft diet. We will provide you with all the instructions you need to care for your mouth properly while you heal.