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.
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.
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.
Contact Our Dental Practice
to Take the Next Step
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:
"A Great Experience."
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!View On Google
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
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.
The All-on-4 Treatment Timeline
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."
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.View On Google
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!!View On Google
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.
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.