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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


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.

What Are Dental Implants And How Do They Work?


Implants are titanium or ceramic posts secured in your gum and jaw. They can support dental restorations like bridges and dentures, giving you a healthy and functional new smile.

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.

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

They Are in Good Overall Health

They Have Sufficient Jawbone Tissue

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

Having a missing or damaged tooth can make you feel vulnerable.

Our team wants you to know that help is coming — 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, 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


Joshua Cooke


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I have struggled with dental anxiety for as long as I can remember, and as I result I had not been to the dentist in years. Recent situations with my oral health led me to Canyon Rim Dental. I can truthfully say this was the best dental experience I have had. The staff is warm and welcoming. The hygienist took the time to get me comfortable and to withhold any judgment about my oral health or the struggles I have had with me anxiety. Dr. Delahunty was honest and thorough in his examination, and provided me with a great sense of overall comfort and satisfaction about the path to my dental health going forward.

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Colt Passey


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Dr. Sam and the team are amazing!! Throughout life I have had numerous issues and bad experiences with Dentists as I am sure everyone has...until now. The entire team goes above and beyond to take care of their patients.

Whether it is the tooth emergency I had yesterday which was taken care of with in minutes or my tedious travel schedule they have always worked around. Above all they have always made sure my happiness and comfort came first.

I no longer dread or fear the dentist and I will never go to another dentist as long as I live in Salt Lake!

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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 gum line.

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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If you are missing teeth, we are here to help you!

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 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. While your restoration may be partially covered by insurance, our dentist is out of network for all providers. This allows us to work with the latest dental technology and materials, giving you a better standard of care.

If needed though, we can submit paperwork to your dental insurance provider.

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.

Satisfied Salt Lake City Patients


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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Other 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 meds and comfort measures such as ice and a soft 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 should 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 us a message!


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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