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Dental Implants

Missing teeth can make common daily tasks, such as eating and speaking, frustrating and uncomfortable.

Dr. Dustin J. Hopkin is a dental implant specialist who can restore your smile by replacing badly damaged or missing teeth.

So why should you visit our Salt Lake City, UT, office for implants?

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants consist of biocompatible posts surgically implanted into the jaw to replace missing tooth roots. Unlike traditional restorations (crowns, bridges, or dentures) that only replace the crown of the tooth, these posts fuse with your jaw and become a permanent fixture in your bone.

Ready to Replace Missing Teeth? Schedule a Consultation Today

Are you tired of covering your smile because of tooth loss? Dental implants are widely considered the best way to replace lost teeth.

Dr. Hopkin has extensive dental implant training and received his diploma from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in 2013. With this higher education, we can offer convenient care for all your restorative dentistry needs at our Salt Lake City, UT, practice. Rest assured that our team provides options to help make treatment more affordable, including CareCredit® financing.

To learn more about the procedure and cost of treatment, schedule an appointment with our team today. You can reach our Salt Lake practice online, or by calling:

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I would refer anyone contemplating the thought of having implants done to go through this person. He's very good at what he does and he gets it done very efficiently.

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See How Dental Implants Restore Your Smile

Implant-Supported Restorations  Can Address All Kinds of Tooth Loss

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A Single Missing Tooth

If you have lost a single tooth, an individual implant, abutment, and dental crown can replace the entire tooth structure for a complete smile.

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Localized Tooth Loss

Whether you have lost several teeth in a row or have gaps throughout your smile, implant-supported bridges or crowns can restore your oral function.

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Complete Tooth Loss

For patients who have lost all their natural teeth, Dr. Hopkin can help provide traditional implant-supported dentures or use the All-on-4® technique.

Implants Can Also Replace Decayed or Damaged Teeth

If you need a tooth extraction, it is important to promptly replace the tooth to maintain the health of your smile.

At our Salt Lake City, UT, dental office, Dr. Hopkin can perform both the extraction and the implant procedure to rebuild your smile afterward. In some cases, we can place implants immediately after removing the affected teeth to stop the natural process of bone atrophy.

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Why Utah Trusts Dr. Hopkin

Experience, Expertise, and Excellence: Discover the Reasons to Trust Dr. Hopkins With Your Dental Care

Dr. Hopkin proved himself to possess premiere surgical ability by receiving board certification from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He attained this great honor by passing a 300 question Qualifying Exam encompassing 10 subject areas followed by an Oral Certifying Exam that evaluated his capability to handle 12 complex cases.

Our surgeon has become a respected authority across the discipline of oral surgery by authoring rigorously researched scholarly works in many dental publications. 

Explore Our Advanced Technology

Dr. Hopkin has invested in first-rate, cutting-edge technology to ensure Utah has access to the best in dental implant care at his Salt Lake City office. 

Nobel Biocare N1

The Nobel Biocare N1™ drilling system is a novel implant technology that received FDA approval in 2021 before fully launching across North America in 2023. It offers a number of advantages in comparison to traditional implant drilling. This system reduces the amount of time you'll spend in the dental chair by allowing us to place implants in just two steps for the vast majority of cases. It also reduces hard tissue trauma and protects the surgical site.


We use a pioneering guided surgery system developed by X-Nav that allows us to precisely plan and carry out incredibly precise dental implant procedures. This multi-pronged system includes advanced software that lets Dr. Hopkin create 3D visualizations of your future implants to ensure optimal aesthetics. During the procedure, the system helps him guide implant placement, position, angle, and depth. 

Talk to Our Patient-Focused Surgeon

Dr. Hopkin is a Utah native who grew up around dentistry, eventually purchasing the practice his mother had worked at. He truly cares about his neighbors' health, happiness, and well-being. Call or write to him to start your journey with implant-supported bridges, crowns, or dentures.

(801) 277-3942

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Dental implants are a significant but worthwhile investment. ​A single dental implant at our Salt Lake City, UT, practice can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $2,500. However, the cost of dental implant treatment varies from patient to patient depending on several factors, such as how many teeth you are missing, the materials you choose, and the overall condition of your smile.

If you are missing all of your teeth and need implant-supported dentures, your treatment will cost more than if you are missing a single tooth. If you choose premium implant materials, your treatment will cost more than if you use lower-end materials. And if you need a bone graft or sinus lift from Dr. Hopkin before your implant surgery, this will add to the overall cost of your treatment.

Receive a Custom Quote

Because dental implant cost varies widely from patient to patient, the best way to get an accurate quote is to visit our Salt Lake City office for a consultation. Call Hopkin Oral Surgery at (801) 277-3942 or contact us online to book a consultation today.

Types of Dental Implants 

Dr. Hopkin offers three main types of dental implants at our Salt Lake City, Utah, dental practice. Depending on your needs and oral health, we will select the best option for you and your smile. 

Traditional Implants

Traditional dental implants are the most common option for replacing natural teeth. Treatment involves a four- to six-month recovery period after surgery for the implants to fuse with the jawbone. However, the maximum stability and life-span of traditional treatment make them a preferable option for patients who qualify. 

All-on-4 Technique

All-on-4 dental implants involve placing just four implant posts in each arch to support a denture. This treatment, often called "Teeth in Day," can provide patients with a temporary denture on the same day as their implant surgery. All-on-4 patients can often avoid bone grafts or other preparatory procedures.

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A Closer Look at All-on-4

all-on-4All-on-4 is a special dental implant technique designed by the trusted dental implant product company Nobel Biocare™. 

During All-on-4 implant surgery, Dr. Hopkin will place four implants in either the upper or lower jawbone. The front two implants are placed upright while the two posterior implants are placed at a 45-degree angle. This special placement often allows our Salt Lake City, UT, patients to receive a full arch of teeth without a bone graft, which means faster results and more cost-effective treatment.

Reasons to Consider All-on-4 

  • To date, over 250,000 patients have experienced successful full-arch restoration with All-on-4.
  • Ninety-five percent of patients who have undergone All-on-4 are satisfied with their new teeth.
  • All-on-4 implants have an average survival rate of 98 percent after 7.5 years.

*According to Nobel Biocare

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"Dr. Hopkin is very knowledgeable, efficient and capable!! His education and experience are impressive and reassuring. I’m so glad I found him! He’s easy to talk to, and he’s honest and straightforward with information. His staff is personable and well trained. I really enjoy working with them. They make the office experience positive and very pleasant. I’ve had very good results and I will recommend them going forward." Stephanie Lund, 5-Star Google Review, 2023

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Procedure Timeline

The specifics of your treatment at our Salt Lake City, UT, practice could vary slightly, but patients can generally expect several steps:

We can use a combination of anesthetic and sedation to keep you comfortable.
We can use a combination of anesthetic and sedation to keep you comfortable.


Dr. Hopkin will begin with a consultation and oral exam to determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants. If you are, we will next go over your options and design a custom treatment plan to best suit your unique needs. 


If needed Dr. Hopkin can perform preparatory procedures to increase the chances of successful implant treatment. In some circumstances, we will extract a damaged tooth, and in others, we might perform a bone graft or sinus lift.


We will prepare the implant site with anesthesia and provide sedation, if needed. Then Dr. Hopkin will surgically place your dental implants into the jawbone through small incisions in the gums. To ensure maximum precision, Dr. Hopkin will use a special surgical guide customized to your case. After the titanium posts are in the proper position, we will suture the gums closed. Some patients might receive a temporary restoration at this time.


In the next four to six months following surgery, osseointegration will take place. Although the initial healing period only takes a few weeks, it takes longer for your implant posts to permanently fuse to your jawbone. During this time, we will follow-up to assess your healing and gauge your progress. 


Once osseointegration is complete, abutments are attached to the tops of the implants to prepare for the final restoration. Abutments provide a secure connection between the implant posts and final restorations. You will need a few weeks to recover from this second procedure before the final steps.


If you have dentures already, Dr. Hopkin can modify the restoration to attach to your implants. Otherwise, your primary dentist will work alongside Dr. Hopkin to provide the custom implant-supported restoration. You will have the prosthetic teeth secured to your abutments where they stay in place permanently, with the exception of professional cleaning and modifications. 

Begin Planning Your Treatment Today

Dental implants are an excellent way to restore optimal function to your smile and the best way to ensure quality results is by choosing a skilled, experienced implant surgeon. Dr. Hopkin is an expert in the field of restorative dentistry and implantology with years of experience restoring smiles. 

We tailor every procedure to suit the needs, preferences, and budget of our patients and will actively involve you every step of the way. We look forward to helping you achieve a full, healthy smile. You can reach our Salt Lake City practice online, or by calling:

(801) 277-3942

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Dr Hopkins is friendly and fast and great! He did wisdom teeth removal and an implant for my daughter. Both good experiences. I will definitely be taking my other kids there.

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By far one the best experiences I’ve ever had with any doctors or dental office... I really appreciate this team, they’re so kind and thoughtful. I would recommend them to everyone and I will be returning to get the other 3 taken out.

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Reasons to Choose  Holistic Materials

You Have Allergies

These materials can be ideal for patients who have allergies or sensitivity to titanium. Even if you don't have an allergy, many people simply prefer not to place metal in their bodies. Our Salt Lake City practice is happy to accommodate.

You Value Aesthetics

Because zirconia and ceramic are tooth-colored, they also provide a more natural-looking alternative to titanium dental implants. While most metal implant posts will not show past the gum line, tooth-colored implants and abutments provide additional peace of mind that your restoration is natural-looking.

You Want a Long-Lasting Solution

In general, implant materials are incredibly long-lasting. Some studies have shown that dental implants have a 95 percent success rate 40 to 50 years after placement. Although zirconia looks like natural dental tissue, the material is extremely strong.

We Offer Sedation Dentistry  to Ensure Your Comfort

Many patients neglect the oral care they need due to anxiety and stress over dental treatment. Dr. Hopkin strives to make dental work a positive experience and prioritizes patient comfort. We help ensure your relaxation with modern sedation dentistry at our Salt Lake City, Utah, dental office. Our sedation options include minimally invasive local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and intravenous (IV) sedation. You can discuss your choices with Dr. Hopkin and find out more about the benefits of sedation during a visit to our office.

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Dr. Dustin J. Hopkin is a highly trained oral surgeon in Salt Lake City, UT. He is proud to be board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. At Hopkin Oral Surgery, Dr. Hopkin and his team provide excellent care with state-of-the-art technology and advanced treatment methods. Our most popular services include:

You can request a consultation with Dr. Hopkin by filling out our online form or calling (801) 277-3942.

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