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Meet Dr. Price

Christopher J. Price, DDS, MD is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon specializing in all aspects of oral and facial surgery.

  • Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Certified by the American Board of Maxillofacial Surgery

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What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the current standard of care for missing or damaged teeth. The treatment replaces the original tooth’s root with a small titanium post, which connects to one or several artificial crowns. This approach anchors your tooth in a way that’s durable and natural-looking.
Over the course of Dr. Price’s career, he has restored thousands of missing and damaged teeth for patients. A board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, he is an expert in placing dental implants, returning an aesthetic appearance and full functionality to his patients. Just as importantly, by choosing Utah Facial & Oral Surgery for your care, you can expect an incredibly supportive and comfortable experience.

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Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer you several advantages:

They Conserve Your Teeth

Restorative options like bridges or caps require grinding down healthy teeth. Dental implants fully restore a tooth without affecting the health of their neighbors.

They Last a Lifetime

Unlike bridges, which have a lifespan of around 10 years, dental implants are meant to last a lifetime with proper care.

They Preserve Your Bone

Your supporting bone structure may shrink away after you lose a tooth. Beyond weakening your jaw, this change can actually affect your appearance, giving you a “puckered” look over time. Dental implants help prevent bone resorption.

They Allow For Complete Dental Restoration

You can have your entire dental arch replaced permanently with as few as four implants. Denture-wearers, in particular, may benefit from an All-on-4® procedure.

All-on-4® Treatment Concept

Finding a cost-effective replacement option that restores both function and aesthetics to your mouth can be difficult, especially if you have lost most of your teeth. Options like removable dentures or numerous implants are costly and can involve an extremely time-consuming restoration and healing process. Luckily, with Dr. Price of Utah Facial & Oral Surgery, you have an alternative option — the All-on-4 Treatment Concept.

The entire surgical procedure can usually be completed in one visit, which decreases the amount of post-surgical discomfort, bruising, and swelling that many patients experience with other replacement options. Additionally, this procedure is much less expensive than replacing an entire arch of teeth with individual implants and allows patients to solve both their functional and aesthetic problems much faster.

Learn why the All-on-4® Treatment Concept may right for you.

Benefits of All-on-4®

All-on-4 is a technique for completely restoring one or both dental arches. The treatment provides several benefits to patients:

Immediate Improvement

Dr. Price and his team can give you back a complete and healthy smile in a single day. During the surgery, he removes old and diseased teeth and uses as few as four dental implants to support a new fixed bridge.

Restored Function

Traditional dentures have the risk of slipping as you speak or eat. All-on-4 prosthetic teeth are anchored by implants, giving you nearly all of the function of your original teeth.

Aesthetically Better

Underlying jaw bone erodes over time in areas where there are no tooth roots, which can actually change the appearance of your face. Implants prevent bone from resorbing in this way.

Simple to Maintain

Unlike traditional dentures, there’s no removing an appliance for daily cleaning. Care for your All-on-4 teeth by brushing them just like your originals.

Real Patients. Real Experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

Most patients have IV sedation and receive numbing medication so they can sleep through the experience. Dr. Price can tailor this approach to your needs.

Since people are usually sedated and desensitized, they shouldn’t experience much pain during the process. Placing dental implants is a precise and targeted procedure, and as a result, many Salt Lake County and Utah County patients tell us they’re less sore than after a tooth extraction.

Our practice invests in the best materials and technology for a more durable result. As examples:

  • We only use premium-brand dental implants and never less-recognized or unproven components.
  • Price plans procedures with software that accurately shows the best locations and angles for the implants.
  • We treat the surgical site for a quick healing process.

With our commitment to high-quality outcomes, you should be able to enjoy strong teeth and a natural-looking smile for years to come.

Typically, patients don’t experience a lot of swelling and go back to work within a couple of days. For a single implant, there’s not a lot of downtime.
After Dr. Price places dental implants, it takes about four months for them to integrate with the surrounding bone. This helps to create a strong and stable foundation for your new teeth.
After four months, Salt Lake County and Utah County patients will return to our practice for a checkup. Then, they’ll visit their general dentist, who will place the crowns, bridges, or prosthesis to complete the treatment.

The cost of dental implants in Salt Lake County and Utah County can vary compared to other areas of the country. Cost is also dependent on each patient’s individual situation. There is no one set price for implants. Some of the factors that influence the cost of dental implant procedures include:

  • The number of implants needed and their location.
  • Any tooth extractions that are needed.
  • Any bone grafting prior to or during dental implant surgery.
  • The type of implant used.
  • The type of dental prosthetic used.
  • The complexity of the surgery.
  • Any follow-up care.
  • Any dental insurance coverage.

Once your oral surgeon has fully examined your teeth and what is necessary for dental implants, they can give you a more accurate quote in regard to cost. Dental insurance may or may not cover some of the expense depending on your specific plan and the reason behind getting implants.

While dental implants have become the standard for tooth restoration, more and more dental insurance companies provide some coverage for dental implant placement. At the time of your consultation, we will help you understand your insurance benefits and provide the best possible estimate of your out of pocket costs.

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