If you have missing or severely damaged teeth, it can be difficult to chew, speak, or smile with comfort and confidence.
Dental implants can give your smile a second chance as they provide superior support to dental crowns, bridges, or dentures.
The oral surgeons at the Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center of Santa Fe, NM, can help you take advantage of this solution.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants prevent dentures from shifting and slipping, so you can speak with clarity and chew any foods you choose.
The jawbone will shrink and change shape after tooth loss. Implants can stop – and reverse – this effect.
If lost teeth or loose dentures make you uncomfortable and self-conscious, this dentistry solution can address those concerns.
"A dental implant is basically a bionic root." Dr. Sean Healy Discusses Dental Implant Treatments
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium rods that replace tooth roots. They are surgically placed by an oral surgeon through the gums and into the jawbone. Over time, implants fuse with the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration.
Dental implants provide excellent support to dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures. Once the implant placement process is complete, the dental restoration is just as stable and functional as a natural tooth. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants have the potential to last for 40 years or longer.
Dental Implant Treatment in Santa Fe Schedule Your Consultation Today
If your dentist has suggested replacing a tooth with a dental implant, we invite you to give us a call today. We work with many dentists in the Santa Fe, NM, area and we're always ready to take on new patients. Our office also serves patients from Española, Taos, Los Alamos, Las Vegas, NM, and beyond.
You can schedule a consultation today by filling out our online form or calling
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He is a great Surgeon and person. My patients have had great experiences with his office for years. As a dentist, I would feel very comfortable with him working on me.
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Why Santa Fe Chooses Us for Dental Implants
We use the most modern technology available at each of our surgical centers. For implant placement, we use advanced CT scanners to plan the surgery, and our X-Guide™ system allows us to place implants with extreme precision.
No two patients are the same, and we approach every dental implant case in a unique way. Depending on the case, we can use implants from Nobel Biocare®, Straumann®, or Astra®, and we are able to anchor implants in the cheek bone instead of the jawbone if the situation requires it.
Dental implants are rarely covered by dental insurance. We help patients afford out-of-pocket costs by offering payment plans through CareCredit®.
Why Visit an Oral Surgeon For Your Dental Implant Treatment?
In addition to the training that a general dentist receives, an oral surgeon must complete several more years of education and a surgical residency. Your general dentist can refer you to our surgeons when you need specialized treatments that require expert care.
Our Santa Fe practice features two experienced oral surgeons specializing in restorative procedures such as dental implants. Dr. Healy and Dr. Hurtado are both oral surgeons and active members of several professional organizations such as the:
- American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
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Want to Know More About Dental Implants?
We Can Answer Your Questions
Our oral surgeons use advanced imaging and surgical technology to safely and precisely place dental implants at our Santa Fe, NM, practice. Under our care, you can experience a wealth of valuable benefits from this treatment, including restored oral function and improved oral health.
We are a proud resource of oral health care and information for the Santa Fe community. Our friendly staff can answer your questions about dental implants and other treatments.
Learn more about dental implants during a consultation or call our office at:
Caring for Dental Implants
We recommend that our Santa Fe patients care for their implants and restorations the same way they care for their natural teeth. Follow the tenets of good dental hygiene, including brushing and flossing daily and keeping regular dental appointments. With proper care, dental implants can last for the rest of your life.
"I don't dread my appointments."
The Cost of Dental Implants
The average cost of dental implant treatment can range from $2,500 to $4,000, but it varies from case to case depending on a number of factors including:
- Number of teeth missing
- Implant material and type
- Type of crown, bridge, or denture
- Related procedures such as tooth extractions, bone grafts, etc.
While many insurance plans will contribute to the cost of aspects of implant treatment (such as the denture or crown), insurance rarely contributes to aspects such as the implants themselves. Our Santa Fe practice offers financing through CareCredit to help you afford this life-changing treatment.
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Should you ever need oral surgery, this is the place to go! I only had 3 shots and my procedure only took 25 minutes. I had NO pain or discomfort afterwards. Dr. Healy came highly recommended by my endodontist and he was spot on! If I could clone Dr. Healy and make him every one of my healthcare providers, I would be the luckiest person on the planet! Highly recommended!View On Google
I can not believe how quickly the work that he did on Thursday is already healing. Today is Sunday. I really thought that I would be dealing with pain for the next few weeks, but this is just not the case! I feel grateful to have found Dr. Hertado, and will recommend him whenever someone I know is in need of oral surgery. Thank you so much for your fine work and for caring.View On Google