Preparing for Dental Implants With Bone Grafting


Many patients think they are ineligible to receive dental implants or undergo other restorative dentistry treatments because of bone loss, but Dr. John W. Dovgan can perform preparatory procedures that restore your candidacy. Even if you have jawbone deterioration or changes in your facial structure, Dr. Dovgan can perform bone grafting to help provide sufficient jawbone tissue to support dental implants. Our office in Phoenix, AZ, uses advanced imaging to determine the quantity and quality of your bone tissue prior to surgery. We also offer various forms of sedation to help you feel comfortable during your procedure.

Missing Teeth and Bone Loss

Although insufficient jawbone tissue can be due to genetics or oral trauma, one of the most common reasons for needing a bone graft is tooth loss. When you lose a tooth, your jawbone lacks the stimulation that occurs when you chew or speak. Without stimulation, your jawbone can begin to resorb and deteriorate and cause changes in your facial structure. Similarly, an extraction performed without socket preservation techniques can also lead to bone loss. If you require a tooth extraction, the American Association of Dental Consultants recommends undergoing immediate bone grafting to prevent aggressive bone loss in the future.
Bone grafting process

Preparing for a Bone Graft

During your initial consultation, Dr. Dovgan will review your medical history and ensure that you are a good candidate for oral surgery. In order to undergo oral surgery, you should be in good overall health and committed to a healthy lifestyle. Poor habits such as smoking can slow down the healing process, resulting in longer treatment and an increased risk of implant failure. If you have anxiety about your procedure or dental phobia, Dr. Dovgan can also discuss your sedation options with you. When planning your surgery, we will use images from your 3-D imaging to visualize your biostructures and create a detailed surgical plan.
Our combination of advanced imaging and sedation techniques ensures that you have minimal pain during your bone grafting surgery.

Surgery

After placing you under a comfortable level of sedation, Dr. Dovgan will make an incision in your gums at the implant site. Depending on your needs, he will use either harvested bone tissue, donor bone tissue, or biocompatible bone grafting material to fill the socket where bone loss has occurred. Once the bone is in place, he will close the incision and you can begin your recovery.

Why Choose Us

We are able to provide you with comprehensive treatment from the planning of your preparatory procedures to the placement of your implants. Once your jawbone has recovered, Dr. Dovgan can also restore your implants in his office. Our combination of advanced imaging and sedation techniques ensures that you have minimal pain during the procedure. As an educator in his field, Dr. Dovgan can provide detailed pre-op and post-op instructions to promote a healthy recovery and successful implant surgery.

Schedule a Consultation

Although not all patients will require a bone graft, those who do can receive this innovative preparatory procedure at our office. Bone grafts can help previously ineligible patients receive the advanced treatment they need. To schedule your consultation, call our office at (602) 867-1899 or contact us online.

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Samantha Henson
Samantha Henson
17:38 25 Apr 19
I’ve been coming to this office for the last 18 YEARS (since I was 7 years old) and I love Dr. Dovgan! I never understood how anyone could hate going to the dentist before because I loved going to mine. He’s gentle, charismatic, and extremely knowledgeable in many different aspects of dentistry. The family feeling is great with the staff and they have always been so accommodating to my scheduling needs. I loved his practice so much growing up that I decided to join the dental field myself. I’d highly recommend anyone to come to his office.
Julia Sanders
Julia Sanders
20:30 28 Aug 18
I have always hated going to the dentist, but I've finally found a place that I like going to! The staff is extremely friendly and Dr. Dovgan is great at what he does. I always have a great experience with my cleanings and today I had a filling done by Dr Dovgan and it was fast and pain free! I would definitely recommend him. Thank you for making me feel at ease
Karenlee Thorpe
Karenlee Thorpe
17:40 01 Jun 17
I have been a patient of Dr. Dovgan for approximately 2-3 years. My experiences have been extremely positive. The staff are very efficient, friendly, professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Dovgan is an excellent dentist He has assisted me with difficult dental issues. I have had absolutely no problems with his work. He is friendly, helpful, professional and extremely competent. I would have no hesitation to recommend Dr. Dovgan and his office for any dental needs.
Kathleen Garast
Kathleen Garast
19:24 31 May 17
Dr. Dovgan and every member of his staff that I have met represent the perfect blend of a highly professional, efficient and welcoming facility. They are up to date on the latest procedures, they are willing to take the time to explain what is going to be done and they stand behind the work they do always assuring my complete satisfaction. I've had a range of work done from simple cleaning as well as complex procedures and I have been totally satisfied with the care, the cost and the results. I am happy to do this review because I've had less than positive experiences elsewhere and I hope this review can guide others to a positive experience with Dr. Dovgan and his staff.
Robert Barbour
Robert Barbour
19:09 31 May 17
I have to admit, I am extremely difficult to please. Having work in large inbound call centers and dealing with nothing but complaints...all I can say about Dr Dovgan and entire staff is I have NO complaints! I only have praise and compliments! EVERYONE there is simply WONDERFUL.