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Dental Implants

A missing or damaged tooth can cause pain, insecurity, and poor nutrition. Our Salt Lake City, UT, office has a solution: dental implants.

Dental implants support discreet tooth restorations, giving you a natural-looking smile. And, unlike dentures, they are completely stable.

Dentist Dr. Sam Delahunty is proud to place quality dental implants. To learn about his advanced implant training, visit Canyon Rim Dental.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Implants are titanium or ceramic posts secured in your gum and jaw to replace lost tooth roots. They provide the ultimate support to dental restorations like bridges and dentures. Many patients choose to replace lost teeth with dental implants because of these important benefits:


Because they are fused to bone, dental implants will remain firmly in place. They are also made of strong materials, such as titanium. This allows them to withstand daily wear and tear, from biting into a crisp apple to chewing a perfect steak.


When cared for properly, dental implants can last a lifetime. Implants can be maintained with healthy eating, oral hygiene, and regular dental visits. Our dentist can give you tips about how to best look after them.


While traditional tooth replacement options like dentures may loosen, implants do not move, making them more discreet. They can easily support natural-looking restorations, such as dental crowns and dental bridges.

Implants Stop Jawbone Atrophy

Even a single missing tooth means your jawbone loses the stimulation your tooth roots once provided. Without that stimulation, your jawbone can begin to deteriorate and cause sunken facial features. Dental implants are the only restorative dentistry procedure that can stop and prevent jawbone atrophy. The titanium posts act as prosthetic tooth roots, providing stimulation to your jaw and maximum stability for your crown, bridge, or dentures.

Does This Sound Like
the Solution You're Looking For?

Dental implants have helped millions to overcome the discomfort, health issues, and self-consciousness caused by missing teeth. Dr. Delahunty looks forward to determining the best solution for your tooth loss and planning your customized treatment. Give us a call today at (801) 486-3887 to book your consultation with a dentist who has earned more than 340 5-star reviews on Google.

"I strongly recommend Canyon Rim Dental!"

"Dr. Delhaunty is incredibly smart and was very attentive, patient, and kind throughout my care. He made me feel safe, comfortable, and at ease with my care while also addressing all my questions and concerns." Noor Mashal, 2022 - 5-star Google Review

See How Easily Implants and Restorations Blend in
With Your Natural Teeth

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A common worry for patients is whether or not their implant-supported restorations will blend in with the rest of their teeth. We use quality materials and quality technology, such as our CEREC® same-day crown machine, to create restorations that look just like your natural teeth. Typically, the only person who will know that you have an implant and restoration is you.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Patients are generally good candidates for dental implants if:

They Do Not Use Tobacco Products

It's no secret that all forms of tobacco use are bad for your oral health as well as your overall health. What many tobacco users do not realize is that nicotine inhibits healing by constricting blood vessels, which limits the amount of oxygen and nutrients delivered to wounded tissue, including bone. This can easily lead to dental implant failure, which is why we recommend you break the habit well in advance of implant surgery and leave it behind for good.

They Are in Good Oral and Overall Health

Before you can be considered eligible for dental implants, you must be free of any oral health issues such as gum disease or tooth decay. Overall health also plays a role in candidacy. For example, if you have uncontrolled diabetes, this can also make it difficult for your bone tissue to heal, which can keep your implants from completely integrating with your jaw. We can resolve oral health issues prior to surgery, and work with your general healthcare provider to make sure your overall health is compatible with implant surgery.

They Have Sufficient Jawbone Tissue

A dental implant needs ample bone tissue for support. If you have been missing teeth for a long time or have worn a traditional tooth replacement for many years, you have probably suffered some bone atrophy. Some patients' sinus membranes lay too close to the treatment areas in the upper jaw to safely accommodate an implant. Fortunately, our Salt Lake City practice offers bone grafting procedures that can address a lack of bone tissue in the upper or lower jaws to restore your implant candidacy. 

Find a Dentist Who Can Handle Every Step of Your Dental Implants Treatment

Having a missing or damaged tooth can make you feel vulnerable and inhibit your ability to eat and speak properly.

Our team wants you to know that help is here — and that you're not alone anymore.

In fact, you can depend on our dentist, Dr. Delahunty, every step of the way. From bone grafting to tooth extraction, he can ensure that your mouth is healthy enough for dental implants. He can then use his advanced training to skillfully place your implants.

If you're ready to begin the journey to a more complete and functional smile, contact our Salt Lake City, UT, office or call:

(801) 486-3887

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"Warm and welcoming." Hear From Our Salt Lake City, UT, Patients


Luke Lyons


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I chipped a tooth and they were able to get me in the next day to get it fixed. The whole staff was super helpful, kind, and very knowledgeable. Not to mention the crazy tech they have to 3D image my teeth/gums so I knew exactly what was going on. Could not be more impressed with the whole experience!

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Jeanette Hernandez


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Sam Delahunty and his team at Canyon Rim Dental are amazing! They were able to see my son right away for a dental emergency. No pain just smiles! He was able to ease my son’s anxiety! Everything was clearly explained including the reasoning why the procedure was needed. Trustworthy and very knowledgeable!

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Trust Our Dentist to Help You Feel Better Starting With Tooth Removal

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Do you have a painful tooth causing you discomfort? Sometimes, the best option for a deeply decayed or damaged tooth is simply to remove it.

This happens to many patients — and we don't judge anyone who sits in our chair. If you need a tooth extraction prior to your implant placement, Dr. Sam Delahunty can help.

He will keep you calm and comfortable during the process using a local anesthetic to numb the area. Once your tooth is removed, you will likely feel a lot better. 

Bone Grafting Can Make Implants Possible

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To stay in place, implants need to fuse to your jawbone.

However, if you have bone loss, this process can be trickier — but not impossible.

Dr. Delahunty performs bone grafts, which can strengthen and restore the bones in your jaw.

Once the area has healed, then he can also discuss the possibility of dental implants with you.

Start Your Smile Restoration Journey

Request a Consultation Today

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Tooth loss affects millions of Americans. Our Salt Lake City dentistry practice can help if you are one of them. Dental implants paired with custom dentures, a crown, or a bridge can restore your oral function and appearance, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence once more. Additionally, dental implants can stop and prevent jawbone atrophy and prevent the need for bone grafting later, making them an excellent investment in your oral health. Start your journey to a beautifully restored smile by contacting us online or calling our dental practice in Salt Lake City, UT, today. 

(801) 486-3887

How Dr. Delahunty Places Dental Implants at Canyon Rim Dental

You can trust Dr. Delahunty. He is affiliated with many dental and endodontic organizations, such as the American Association of Endodontists and the American Dental Association.
You can trust Dr. Delahunty. He is affiliated with many dental and endodontic organizations, such as the American Association of Endodontists and the American Dental Association.


To learn if you're a candidate for dental implants, visit Dr. Delahunty at our Salt Lake City, UT, dentistry practice.

He will examine your mouth and determine a treatment plan for your needs, using our 3D scanning and cone-beam technologies for precise planning. 


If any teeth are in need of removal first, then Dr. Delahunty can extract them.

He will ensure that you are comfortable, using a quick application of effective local anesthetic.


Once you are ready for implant placement, Dr. Delahunty will prepare the site. His care keeps the area numb, allowing you to remain comfortable.


Dr. Delahunty will place your titanium implant in the gums and jaw so that it will remain firmly secure for a lifetime. For some patients, he may place less-invasive mini dental implants. He may also give you a temporary restoration at this time.


Over the course of three to six months, your dental implant will fuse with your jawbone.

This process is called osseointegration — and it's what makes implant-supported restorations so stable.


When you are healed and ready, you will return to our dental office for restoration placement. But first, your implant will be topped with an abutment. An abutment is a device that connects the implant to the restoration. Typically, an abutment is made of titanium. It will take about two weeks for the gums to heal around the abutment. Once you have healed, the abutment remains accessible above the gumline.

Dr. Delahunty can use your implant to secure a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture in place.


With your final restoration in place, we hope you'll have reason to show off your new smile. 

For regular cleanings, checkups, and dental advice, we'll always be here if you need us.

We're excited to help you experience this solution for missing teeth. Thanks to our expert care, you can expect virtually the same level of function that your teeth once provided.

"They really do go above and beyond!" 5-Star Reviews From Salt Lake City, UT, Patients


Jason Melville


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My teeth have never been in better shape. Dr. Sam and crew are great people, they ensure your comfort and explain to you what is going on while they work. Office is up to date, comfortable, and very clean. Would highly recommend this place even if you have a great dentist, they are that awesome!

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Annette Newman


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Great dental practice. They really do go above and beyond!

When I was in pain, I called, and they went out of their way to make sure I was taken care of and made comfortable, even after-hours. They are friendly, caring, and capable.

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Maintaining Your Dental Implants

Caring for your dental implants is easy. Here are a couple of tips to maintain your new smile:

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Brush your new teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled brush, the same way you would brush your teeth normally. Don't forget to floss. Maintaining good oral hygiene is important to maintaining your restored smile. 

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

Visit your dentist for routine exams and cleanings. This will allow your dentist to ensure there are no developing oral health concerns and to monitor your dental implants.

How Much Does Implant Placement Typically Cost?

Implant costs vary greatly depending on your unique treatment needs, such as the number of implants and type of restoration. At Our Salt Lake City dentistry practice, a single post-extraction implant costs about $2,000 to $4,000.

Implants themselves are not covered by insurance, but restorations are. We are out-of-network for all insurance providers, but that does not mean you won't be eligible for reimbursement if you choose us to handle your complete restoration in-house from start to finish. Our team will gladly submit paperwork to your provider on your behalf and help you secure the best possible reimbursement.

We Offer Specials

Though our Salt Lake City dentist is out of network, we feature specials to make the cost of your procedures more affordable, like a 5% cash discount.

Get an Estimated Cost of Treatment

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Dr. Delahunty has earned over 340 5-star reviews on Google. Find out why so many in Greater Salt Lake City trust their smiles to Dr. Delahunty.

We understand that restoring a compromised smile with dental implants is a significant investment for most people. However, we believe the benefits more than justify the cost, especially if you wear dentures. That's because this solution can allow you to chew any foods you want without worrying that your dentures will shift, speak with clarity and confidence, and stop spending so much time and money on denture adjustments. 

During your consultation, we will assess your needs, recommend a course of treatment, and provide an estimated cost. Our staff will speak directly with your insurance provider to secure maximum reimbursement for your restorations and other eligible treatments, and determine if any specials can help minimize your out-of-pocket expense. We look forward to helping you experience the life-changing benefits of dental implants. Request your appointment online or give us a call:

(801) 486-3887

Satisfied Salt Lake City Patients Love How We Prioritize Comfort and Communication


Violet Curtis


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great staff told me everything that they were doing and made sure that i let them know if i felt comfortable or not overall 10/10 experience

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Andrew Langton


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Everything was easy, they talk you through the process of everything. 5 stars!

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Mini Dental Implants A Simplified Alternative With Broader Candidacy

In addition to traditional dental implants, Dr. Delahunty provides mini dental implants. These implants are about half the diameter of traditional implants, which provides important benefits for the right candidates:

  • Avoiding bone grafting: Because these implants are smaller, they require less bone tissue for support. In cases that involve some degree of jawbone atrophy, the patient may be able to forgo bone grafting if they choose mini implants. 
  • Simplified surgery: While traditional implants require at least two surgeries, mini implants only require one. This is primarily because mini implants do not require an abutment piece; instead, the replacement teeth are attached directly to the implant.
  • Better for small treatment areas: If you have lost just one small tooth — one lower central incisor, for example — a single crown supported by a mini implant may be the most conservative implant-supported replacement option.

During your consultation with Dr. Delahunty, he can determine which type of implant will be most beneficial to you.

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Frequently Asked Questions  About Dental Implants

Does implant placement hurt? 

No. Your dentist will ensure you are properly numbed before he begins treatment. Some minor discomfort while you heal is to be expected but is easily managed at home with over-the-counter medications and comfort measures such as ice and a soft food diet. Dr. Delahunty will provide you with all the information you need while you heal. 

How long do dental implants last?

With proper care and maintenance, your dental implants can last a lifetime. However, it is important to remember that your restoration will wear over time and will eventually need replacing. On average, crowns, dentures, and bridges last for 10 to 15 years with proper care. 

Are implants covered by insurance?

Basic insurance plans do not cover dental implants. However, there are third-party financing options that can make this treatment a fit for your budget.

Have more questions? Send our Salt Lake City practice a message!

What if Implants Aren't Right for Me?

Dental implants are an outstanding solution for many who are suffering from tooth loss, but they aren't right for everyone. If you do not qualify for dental implants, or if you would require preparatory work that you would rather not undergo, Dr. Delahunty has you covered with custom-crafted traditional dentures and dental bridges.
We can work with you to provide traditional restorations that fit comfortably, look completely natural, and benefit your oral health. Our Salt Lake City practice loves finding solutions for patients in need. Let us help you find the right way to restore your smile and elevate your quality of life.

Salt Lake City Recommends Our Dentist

"He is kind and caring, as well as talented and trained. He takes the time to explain solutions to your current concerns." Tracy Melville, 2022 - 5-Star Google Review

Canyon Rim Dental

Dr. Sam Delahunty and the team at Canyon Rim Dental are proud to serve the community of Salt Lake City, UT, with modern, comprehensive dentistry. We offer a wide range of advanced treatments for patients of all ages. Dr. Delahunty's affiliations include: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Utah Dental Association
  • American Association of Endodontists
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy

You can request an appointment by filling out our online form, or by calling: (801) 486-3887.

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