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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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!


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What Others Are Saying

I am a new patient, and after two visits to Dr. Ericksen’s office I feel like I’ve come out of the stone age of dentistry into the best care available in the 21st century. He took the time to explain the procedures I need, and answered every question with additional information. With the same treatment from his staff, I feel armed now to make much better decisions about my health care. I now see the benefit of investing in the treatment plan outlined for me so I can enjoy chewing and eating the treats my grandkids make for me…without pain and with my own natural teeth. Professional care at this level is definitely worth it.
Dr. Erickson and his staff are the best of the best! I went in my first time for a checkup there, and as soon as I walked in the staff at the front desk were friendly. The office is warm and welcoming. They make sure you are comfortable and well taken care of from the minute you walk in the doors. They stayed after hours to do some fillings for me, which I appreciate so much! I’m definitely going to recommend Dr. Erickson to my family and friends.
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