All-on-4 Dental Implants

If you are missing all of your teeth, you are probably experiencing compromised dental function and feeling self-conscious about your smile.

We offer treatment using All-on-4® dental implants, which can support a full-arch denture using just four specially placed implants.

Learn how Dr. Sean Healy and Dr. Diego Hurtado at The Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center of Santa Fe can transform your smile.

Why Choose Full-Arch Restoration
Using the All-on-4 Technique?

You Are Probably a Candidate

Traditional dental implant-supported dentures are the best way to treat tooth loss - unless you have experienced advanced jaw atrophy, a natural side effect of tooth loss. By angling the posterior implants to achieve maximum surface contact with the bone tissue of the jaw, this solution can often support dentures right away, without the need for bone grafting.

Less Cost and Time

Traditional dental implant techniques can be expensive and time-consuming. Treatment with All-on-4 implants comes at a reduced cost, it often eliminates the need for preparatory surgery, the treatment process is shorter, and you can wear implant-supported dentures during the recovery period.

Quicker Relief

Because the innovative All-on-4 technique involves placing specially designed dental implants at angles that maximize contact with bone tissue, they are immediately stable enough to support a full denture, allowing you to leave our office with a complete and functional smile. You would have to wait several months for traditional dental implants to integrate with the jaw and become able to support your restoration.

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Many patients choose the All-on-4 technique for full-arch tooth replacement due to these important benefits, and they choose us to provide this landmark dentistry treatment due to our experience and technology. 

Whether you are missing just one tooth or all of your teeth, schedule an appointment at our dentistry practice to learn more about your dental implant options. Our comfortable office serves patients in Santa Fe, Taos, Los Alamos, and throughout New Mexico. Contact us online or call us at:

(505) 984-0694

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"A Great Experience."

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Sheri

2019

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Should you ever need oral surgery, this is the place to go!  I’ve had a dental implant in another city with a highly qualified oral surgeon and my second one with Dr. Healy.  There is NO comparison!  You’re in really great hands here.  Highly recommended!

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John Miller

2019

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I had a great experience, nervous at first, really friendly staff.  Able to get my tooth out and an implant placed the same day, even had a temporary tooth made that same day.  Great experience.  Highly recommend them

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What Are All-on-4 Implants?

The All-on-4® concept typically involves four titanium implant posts per dental arch to secure dentures in place. However, we may use a different number to support your dentures, depending on your dental health and the structure of your jaw. On your lower jaw, we may use three to four dental implants. On your upper jaw, we may elect to position five implants for enhanced stability. Even with this small number of implants, we can replace every tooth on the upper and lower arches with dentures. We can work with your dentist to coordinate fabrication of a custom denture to restore your implants.

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The All-on-4 Treatment Timeline

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Consultation

Our oral surgeons will use advanced technology, including CT scans, to evaluate your jawbone health. Then, we can determine if the All-on-4 technique or another option is right for you.
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Anesthesia

We will administer the appropriate type and amount of anesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout your procedure. You can depend on us to review your medical history and monitor your vital signs to ensure that this is carried out safely.
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Implant Placement

Next, we will create small incisions in the gums and place the pre-determined number of titanium implants into the upper or lower jaw.
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Completing Surgery

We will close the incisions with dissolvable stitches and have you bite down on a piece of gauze to control bleeding. We can also place a temporary restoration provided by your dentist for you to wear during recovery. At this point, you can return home. We will provide special instructions to ensure a safe recovery.
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Healing and Recovery

Though most patients feel completely recovered from All-on-4 surgery after a week or two, it takes four to six months for the implants to fuse with the surrounding bone tissue and become stable.
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Placement of the Restoration

After your complete recovery, you will return to receive your permanent prosthetic. Your custom restoration can be fabricated by a restorative dentist, and attached to the All-on-4 dental implants for exceptional stability and restored function.

Precise Surgical Treatment

The loss of a tooth or many teeth is discouraging, but you can count on us to fully repair your smile.

Oral surgeons have a greater level of training and experience than a general dentist. Our oral surgeons have undergone several years of education that is specifically focused on advanced surgical techniques. Because of this expertise, our patients are less likely to require revision surgery in the future.

During All-on-4 implant placement, we use our live navigation surgery system to place the posterior implants at a 45-degree angle in your jawbone. The anterior implants are placed vertically. The X-Guide™ by X-Nav will provide 3-D images and turn-by-turn guidance. Utilizing this system, which is often referred to as "surgical GPS," we can place your implants with incredible precision. Patients throughout Taos, MN, Los Alamos, NM, and surrounding areas can depend on us for safe, effective treatment incorporating the latest technology.

"Kind and Caring."

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Jayme Santistevan

2019

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The people here are all so nice they are very friendly, kind and caring. I give them a 5 star recommendation to anyone in the nation and other countries as well. they are a wonderful staff.

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Erin Santistevan

2019

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Philip and Dr. Hurtado were amazing! Most painless dental surgery I’ve had!! They were both super knowledgeable and talked me through everything. Had me laughing constantly! Front office staff was also super friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!!

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An Alternative Option:
Advanced Zygomatic Implants

If you have suffered severe bone recession, you may have been told that you are not a candidate for any type of implant-supported dentures. Zygomatic implants may be the solution, offering support for a prosthetic on your upper dental arch.

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We will insert these longer implants into your cheekbones, rather than your jawbone. Thus, we can eliminate the need for bone grafting or a sinus lift. These preparatory surgeries typically require an additional six to 12 months of recovery before you can receive your implants.

Zygomatic implants also have a higher success rate than traditional implants combined with a graft or sinus lift. Dr. Healy will use our advanced technology, including CAT scans, to evaluate your jawbone health. Then he can determine whether All-on-4® or zygomatic implants are right for you.

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The Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center of Santa Fe

At The Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center of Santa Fe, Drs. Healy and Hurtado use the latest technologies to perform wisdom teeth removals, dental implant placement, and more. Our surgeons are affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • The Southwest Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • The American Dental Association

To schedule a consultation, contact us online or by calling (505) 984-0694.

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