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Dental Implants

Missing teeth can make common daily tasks, such as eating and speaking, frustrating and uncomfortable.

Dr. Dustin J. Hopkin is a dental implant specialist who can restore your smile by replacing badly damaged or missing teeth.

So why should you visit our Salt Lake City, UT, office for implants?

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Are you tired of covering your smile because of tooth loss? Dental implants are widely considered the best way to replace lost teeth.

Dr. Hopkin has extensive dental implant training and received his diploma from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in 2013. With this higher education, we can offer convenient care for all your restorative dentistry needs at our Salt Lake City, UT, practice. Rest assured that our team provides options to help make treatment more affordable, including CareCredit® financing.

To learn more about the procedure and cost of treatment, schedule an appointment with our team today. You can reach our Salt Lake practice online, or by calling:

(801) 277-3942

5-Star Reviews "Made my experience quick and painless"
 

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Christie Bauer

2020

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We had a great experience at Dr. Hopkins’s  office. He came highly recommended to us and we weren’t disappointed. The office staff is friendly. Dr. Hopkin’s is such a nice guy and he explained the procedure clearly. We will definitely go back if we are in need of an oral surgeon.

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Hannah Peltier

2019

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An amazing experience! Everyone was super nice and Yvette was so nice to talk to before my surgery and kept my nerves down!  Dr. Hopkin was easy going and made my experience quick and painless. Thank you all!

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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants consist of biocompatible posts surgically implanted into the jaw to replace missing tooth roots. Unlike traditional restorations (crowns, bridges, or dentures) that only replace the crown of the tooth, these posts fuse with your jaw and become a permanent fixture in your bone.

Take a look at how dental implants restore your smile...

We Use Implant-Supported Restorations  to Address All Kinds of Tooth Loss

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A Single Missing Tooth

If you have lost a single tooth, Dr. Hopkin can place an individual implant, abutment, and dental crown for a complete smile.

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Localized Tooth Loss

Whether you have lost several teeth in a row or have gaps throughout your smile, implant-supported bridges or crowns can restore your oral function.

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Complete Tooth Loss

For patients who have lost all their natural teeth, Dr. Hopkin can provide traditional implant-supported dentures or use the All-on-4® technique.

Implants Can Also Replace Decayed or Damaged Teeth

If you need a tooth extraction, it is important to promptly replace the tooth to maintain the health of your smile.

At our Salt Lake City, UT, practice, Dr. Hopkin can perform both the extraction and the implant procedure to rebuild your smile afterward. In some cases, we can place implants immediately after removing the affected teeth to stop the natural process of bone atrophy.

If you suffer from tooth loss, you are not alone...

Don't Feel Embarrassed... Many Adults Need Implant Treatment

Do you get anxious during dental treatment?

We Offer Sedation Dentistry  to Ensure Your Comfort

Many patients neglect the oral care they need due to anxiety and stress over dental treatment. Dr. Hopkin strives to make dental work a positive experience and prioritizes patient comfort. We help ensure your relaxation with modern sedation dentistry at our Salt Lake City, Utah, dental office. Our sedation options include minimally invasive local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and intravenous (IV) sedation. You can discuss your choices with Dr. Hopkin and find out more about the benefits of sedation during a visit to our office.

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"So quick and painless!" Our Patients Rate Us "10 out of 10" 

"I just had surgery.  It was so quick and painless! The whole procedure started before I could get anxious. All of, the staff are helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. But, most importantly, Dr. Hopkin is extremely skilled, like I said quick and painless. 10 out of 10 recommend" Johnathan Huck

Types of Dental Implants 

Dr. Hopkin offers three main types of dental implants at our Salt Lake City, Utah, dental practice. Depending on your needs and oral health, we will select the best option for you and your smile. 

Traditional Implants

Traditional dental implants are the most common option for replacing natural teeth. Treatment involves a four- to six-month recovery period after surgery for the implants to fuse with the jawbone. However, the maximum stability and life-span of traditional treatment make them a preferable option for patients who qualify. 

Mini Dental Implants

If you have suffered bone loss from missing teeth, you may be a candidate for these smaller implants. Mini dental implants allow for many patients to avoid bone grafting and in some cases, get their implants placed and prosthetics secured in one day. The procedure is less invasive, meaning a quicker recovery period and often, a shorter treatment timeline.

All-on-4 Technique

All-on-4 dental implants involve placing just four implant posts in each arch to support a denture. This treatment, often called "Teeth in Day," can provide patients with a temporary denture on the same day as their implant surgery. Similar to mini implants, these patients can often avoid preparatory procedures.

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What should I expect during treatment?

Procedure Timeline

The specifics of your treatment at our Salt Lake City, UT, practice could vary slightly, but patients can generally expect several steps:

We can use a combination of anesthetic and sedation to keep you comfortable.
We can use a combination of anesthetic and sedation to keep you comfortable.

Consultation

Dr. Hopkin will begin with a consultation and oral exam to determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants. If you are, we will next go over your options and design a custom treatment plan to best suit your unique needs. 

Preparation

If needed Dr. Hopkin can perform preparatory procedures to increase the chances of successful implant treatment. In some circumstances, we will extract a damaged tooth, and in others, we might perform a bone graft or sinus lift.

Surgery

We will prepare the implant site with anesthesia and provide sedation, if needed. Then Dr. Hopkin will surgically place your dental implants into the jawbone through small incisions in the gums. After the titanium posts are in the proper position, we will suture the gums closed. Some patients might receive a temporary restoration at this time.

Osseointegration

In the next four to six months following surgery, osseointegration will take place. Although the initial healing period only takes a few weeks, it takes longer for your implant posts to permanently fuse to your jawbone. During this time, we will follow-up to assess your healing and gauge your progress. 

Abutments

Once osseointegration is complete, abutments are attached to the tops of the implants to prepare for the final restoration. Abutments provide a secure connection between the implant posts and final restorations. You will need a few weeks to recover from this second procedure before the final steps.

Restoration

If you have dentures already, Dr. Hopkin can modify the restoration to attach to your implants. Otherwise, your primary dentist will work alongside Dr. Hopkin to provide the custom implant-supported restoration. You will have the prosthetic teeth secured to your abutments where they stay in place permanently, with the exception of professional cleaning and modifications. 

Begin Planning Your Treatment Today

Dental implants are an excellent way to restore optimal function to your smile and the best way to ensure quality results is by choosing a skilled, experienced implant surgeon. Dr. Hopkin is an expert in the field of restorative dentistry and implantology with years of experience restoring smiles. 

We tailor every procedure to suit the needs, preferences, and budget of our patients and will actively involve you every step of the way, We look forward to helping you achieve a brighter, healthier smile. You can reach our practice online, or by calling:

(801) 277-3942

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For quality care you can count on, choose Hopkin Oral Surgery.

"In and Out in Less than 30 Minutes" Expert Implant Placement

Dr. Hopkins and his staff did an amazing job! Had a implant put in on my front tooth today. I was in and out of his office in less then 30 mins. It was very painless and he was very fast and efficient. It is now a good 12 hrs after surgery and still pain free! DaMad Dad

Reasons to Choose  Holistic Materials

You Have Allergies

These materials can be ideal for patients who have allergies or sensitivity to titanium. Even if you don't have an allergy, many people simply prefer not to place metal in their bodies.

You Value Aesthetics

Because zirconia and ceramic are tooth-colored, they also provide a more natural-looking alternative to titanium dental implants. While most metal implant posts will not show past the gum line, tooth-colored implants and abutments provide additional peace of mind that your restoration is natural-looking.

You Want a Long-Lasting Solution

In general, implant materials are incredibly long-lasting. Some studies have shown that dental implants have a 95 percent success rate 40 to 50 years after placement. Although zirconia looks like natural dental tissue, the material is extremely strong.

Dustin J. Hopkin, DDS

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Dr. Dustin J. Hopkin is a highly trained oral surgeon in Salt Lake City, UT. He is proud to be board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. At Hopkin Oral Surgery, Dr. Hopkin and his team provide excellent care with state-of-the-art technology and advanced treatment methods. Our most popular services include:

You can request a consultation with Dr. Hopkin by filling out our online form or calling (801) 277-3942.

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