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 with dental implants.
So why should you visit our Bountiful, UT, office for implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jaw to replace missing tooth roots. With proper care, your implants can last 40 years or more, providing lasting support for your replacement teeth.
Without tooth roots to stimulate it, the jawbone begins to atrophy, or shrink, which can lead to further tooth loss and cause signs of aging. Implants are the only treatment which actively protects the jaw against shrinkage.
Using implants, Dr. Hopkin can improve both the appearance and function of your smile. With stable, custom implant-supported artificial teeth, you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence for years to come.
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The treatment can replace any number of teeth...
If you have lost a single tooth, Dr. Hopkin can place an individual implant, abutment, and dental crown for a complete smile.
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.
If you need a tooth extraction, it is important to promptly replace removed teeth to maintain the health of your smile. At our Bountiful office, 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.
This advanced restorative treatment offers superior stability and health benefits over more traditional treatment options. Dental implants can support a single crown, bridge, or a full set of dentures with the All-on-4® dental implant treatment, depending on the patient’s individual needs. As a respected and trusted oral surgeon, Dr. Hopkin works with a number of area dentists at his Bountiful office using state of the art 3-D imaging equipment to ensure the best outcome for each individual patient. He can also coordinate with your dentist to ensure you receive your restoration as soon as possible following your surgery.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jaw to replace missing tooth roots. Unlike traditional restorations (such as crowns, bridges or dentures) that only replace the missing crown of the tooth, these posts fuse with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Once this fusion is complete, a restoration is affixed to the implants to replace the crown of the tooth. The number of implants needed depends on the number of teeth missing. Generally, an implant is not always needed for every missing tooth. Your dentist can create a restoration that can replace an entire row of missing teeth when Dr. Hopkin places as few as four to six implants.
This advanced restorative treatment offers superior stability and health benefits over more traditional treatment options.
Dr. Hopkin offers a wide range of dental implant options at our Bountiful practice to meet his patients’ needs. Traditional implants are the most common option. The treatment requires 4-6 months for sufficient fusion of the implant to the bone, but the benefits are well worth the wait.
Dr. Hopkin also offers immediate dental implant treatment. This option allows for the placement of the implants and the restoration in the same day. Dr. Hopkin works closely with the patient’s regular dentist so that after he completes the implant placement, the primary dentist can affix the restoration.
Another incredible dental implant option is called All-on-4, where Dr. Hopkin can place as few as 4 implants in each arch that serve to support a full set of denture teeth. This treatment option is often referred to as "Teeth in Day" since patients can come in to have their failing teeth removed along an entire arch and leave with beautiful new teeth to replace them.
Successful dental implant placement requires a great deal of planning. Dr. Hopkin must thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone to determine the number of implants you will need and their optimal placement. For traditional dental implants, he will surgically place the implants into the jawbone. It then takes three to six months for osseointegration to occur. Once the fusion is complete, abutments are attached to the ends of the implants to prepare for the final restoration.
Immediate dental implants, and All-on-4 implants are typically placed and loaded on the same day and do not require the patient to wait for the lengthy osseointegration period. For patients with existing dentures, Dr. Hopkin can modify them to work with the implants. Otherwise, the patient’s primary dentist works alongside Dr. Hopkin to provide the All-on-4 implant-supported denture.
When appropriate, Dr. Hopkin can combine procedures at our Bountiful office. Under some circumstances, for example, he can extract a damaged tooth, perform a bone graft, and place the implant in a single appointment. This is often more beneficial to the patient, as it eliminates the need for multiple appointments.
Whether you currently have a traditional restoration such as dentures or you have one or more teeth you need extracted, dental implants are an excellent replacement option. We understand the importance of choosing an implant surgeon. Dr. Hopkin is an expert in dental implant planning and surgery.
Dr. Dustin J. Hopkin is a board-certified oral surgeon who has been serving the Bountiful community since 2011. At Hopkin Oral Surgery, we strive to make you feel comfortable and relaxed, even while undergoing a stressful procedure. Due to his skill and high level of care, Dr. Hopkin has received his diploma from the the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
For more information about the services we offer, contact our office online or call (801) 277-3942 to speak to a member of our team today.