Implant Learning Center

Dental implants are the superior solution for replacing missing teeth. They are practical. They are durable. They are natural looking. Dental implants will allow you to freely smile, laugh, and speak with the confidence you had before you lost some of your teeth. They will blend in with your other existing teeth and they will not fall out while you are speaking or eating.

  • Your youthful appearance will remain intact if you protect the bone structure of your jaw by using dental implants.
  • It is almost impossible to notice that you have had dental work done because the replacement teeth are custom-fabricated to match your remaining natural teeth.
  • You will once again feel the freedom to smile, laugh, eat, and speak in public. Since dental implants are permanently embedded into your jaw, you can be certain that they will not fall out while you are talking or eating.
  • When cared for properly, dental implants will last for the rest of your life.
  • Dental implants are replacement teeth for the teeth that you are missing. They are embedded into your jawbone in a 3-step process. In the first step, a post made of titanium is embedded into your jaw. This will fuse to the bone structure of the jaw and act as a root for replacement teeth. In the second step, an abutment is attached to the embedded titanium post and serves as a foundation for the replacement teeth that will eventually be attached. In the third step, a custom-fabricated replacement tooth is attached to the abutment. This natural-looking replacement will work with your other teeth to offer a beautiful smile to the world!
  • The procedure for dental implants will typically last for a few months. Research clearly indicates that most implant patients found that the benefits of the dental implants was well worth the wait. Most of the time needed for the procedure is spent letting the embedded titanium post fuse with the jawbone. After the first visit, this waiting time will take anywhere from 3-6 months. This fusion is foundational to the success of the implants. Once the posts have fused, the final replacement teeth can be attached in the final office visit.
  • Anyone who is missing one or more teeth is a candidate for dental implants. If your missing teeth have been left untreated for an extended period of time, there may be a loss of bone structure in the jaw to deal with. In most cases, a bone graft can resolve this issue.
  • Dental implants are more expensive than other teeth replacement treatments if you only consider upfront costs. However, while dental implants may require a higher fee for the initial investment, the implants will last a life time and should need no additional costs. Other teeth replacement treatments such as dentures and dental bridges will require additional expense over the years in order to keep them maintained.
  • The exact cost of your dental implants will be based on a number of different factors. The biggest factor in the cost will be the number of teeth that you are replacing. You will also need to consult with your doctor to see if your situation will require any additional expenses. If you have been missing teeth for a while, you may need to pay for a bone graft. Stop by Holladay Dental for a consultation on the various factors that may affect the cost of your implants. We are confident that the end result will be a priceless smile!