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Same-Day Dental Implants

What if you didn't have to wait months after a tooth extraction for your implant to be placed? 

With safe, effective same-day dental implants from our Santa Fe, NM, team, you can finish your treatment months sooner than anticipated.

Dr. Sean M. Healy and Dr. Diego Hurtado offer same-day implants at the Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center of Santa Fe. Learn more now.

What Sets Same-Day Dental Implants Apart From Traditional Dental Implants?

With same-day implants placed at our Santa Fe practiceDr. Sean M. Healy and Dr. Diego Hurtado can insert dental implants immediately after a tooth is removed. As a result, the implant and extraction sites can heal at the same time. This will shorten your overall recovery time and eliminate the need for multiple surgical procedures. It will also mean that your cosmetic restoration, like a dental crown or dental bridge, can be placed sooner, giving you a complete and stunning smile.

Using Advanced Technology To Restore Your Smile

Dr. Healy and Dr. Hurtado invest in your comfort and results with dental technology. From using a cone beam computed tomography scanner to plan your treatment, to using our X-Guide™ 3-D navigation for more precise surgery, our tools can improve your visit in several ways.

Visit Experienced Oral Surgeons For Your Dental Implants

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Like many patients, you may be considering dental implants after tooth extraction. If you have yet to have your tooth or teeth removed, then you may be a candidate for a quicker option: same-day dental implants.

They can save you a wait time of two to six months — the period dental patients usually wait between their extraction and their implant placement. However, same-day placement is more complex than traditional implant surgery, so it is important to work with an experienced oral surgeon.

Thankfully, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons stand out among the rest. For instance, Dr. Healy is board-certified and has been published in multiple publications. As for Dr. Hurtado, he takes a special interest in sedation dentistry. Visit our high-tech Santa Fe, NM, office to learn how you can benefit from their dental expertise and comprehensive treatment.

Santa Fe's Home For Compassionate Dental Care

"The entire staff all have hearts of gold. Dr. Healey and his assistant Charlie were amazing with my wisdom teeth extraction. Not only did Dr. Healey have an excellent and professional yet warm and caring manner to him, he truly knows his stuff. I had zero fears about my surgery and I am glad my experience was with him. Highly recommended!" Tonya Navarro

See a Dental Implant In Action

A dental implant is a biocompatible titanium or zirconia post. It acts as an artificial tooth root, fusing to your gums and jawbone. Once it is ready, it can support dental restorations like crowns, bridges, and dentures.

Love Your Teeth Again With Same-Day Dental Implants 

Waiting for a beautiful new smile can be hard. But you might not need to wait as long as you think for your dentures, bridge, or crown.

If you need extractions, then you could be a candidate for the same-day dental implants procedure. Even if same-day implants are not possible, our dentists are happy to guide you through other incredible procedures, explaining them thoroughly.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain from a dental consultation. To learn if this treatment is possible for you, contact our friendly Santa Fe team or call us at

(505) 984-0694

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Instead of waiting months for important dental work, you can have your tooth removed and dental implant placed on the same day.

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"I felt like I was in good hands." Santa Fe, NM, Trusts Our Team




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Dr Hurtado is a master in his profession and is kind and makes his patients feel comfortable and relaxed. I couldn’t refer him more highly.

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Tamara Kukuczka


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Dr. Sean is very talented and the staff is very upbeat. I felt like I was in good hands. I would recommend this establishment to others.

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"The core values of our practice come down to, I think, three things: honesty, truthfulness, and relationships." Dr. Hurtado

Listen to Barbara A Real Dental Implant Patient

Barbara has trusted us so much with her teeth that she become a repeat visitor.

Stay Comfortable With Sedation Dentistry

For many patients, fear of pain can prevent them from seeking life-changing cosmetic and restorative dental care. However, your visit doesn't have to be uncomfortable.

We provide sedation dentistry, so that you can receive the healthy, functional teeth you've wanted for so long. At our Santa Fe, NM, practice, we feature oral sedation, nitrous oxide sedation, and IV sedation.

Once we figure out the right option for you, we can skillfully and comfortably remove your tooth and place your dental implant.

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You Don't Have to Be Nervous.

A Typical Treatment Timeline For Same-Day Dental Implants

Our Santa Fe dentists, Dr. Healy and Dr. Hurtado, can place implants in just a day for results that last a lifetime.

Same-day implants can shorten the time before your permanent restoration can be placed by as much as 50%.
Same-day implants can shorten the time before your permanent restoration can be placed by as much as 50%.


With a comprehensive exam at our Santa Fe practice, your surgeon will first ensure that immediate-placement implants are an appropriate procedure for you. If not, we may be able to explore other options, such as dentures or traditional implants.


Before your procedure, we will ensure that you are completely at ease through local anesthesia and sedation.

That way, you are one step closer to enjoying your beautiful new smile, completely worry-free.


Your oral surgeon will take great care as he removes your tooth or teeth.

He will only do so once you are totally at ease, so that the process is as simple as possible.


Dr. Healy or Dr. Hurtado will use our X-Guide™ live navigation surgery system to place your implants with great precision. Made of biocompatible material, the implants will integrate with your bone tissue once the procedure is complete, replacing your tooth roots.


Over the next few months, your extraction site will heal and your dental implant will undergo osseointegration. The posts can then support custom-made crowns, bridges, or dentures, which will blend in discreetly with your natural teeth.

Now it's time to enjoy your smile. Your implant can remain in place for decades, or even forever, with proper care.

Financing Is Available Contact Us Now to Learn More

Worried about paying for treatment? In addition to being pre-authorized for many types of insurance, we also accept CareCredit® financing. Our understanding team can transparently explain your options at any point. To learn more, contact our Santa Fe office or call (505) 984-0694.

About the Restoration Process

Your same-day dental implants are made to pair seamlessly with a natural-looking restoration. Before you visit us, let's clear up some common questions about placement.

What Types Are There?

We can coordinate with your dentist on several types of dental restorations, which will be secured by your implant.

They include dental crowns, which can replace one tooth; dental bridges, which can replace one to four teeth; and dentures, which can replace a full arch or your lower or upper teeth.

How Do You Coordinate?

During your treatment, we will coordinate with your dentist. This allows us to ensure that your lifelike restorations, like dentures, will fit comfortably and securely on the implants we place. We will also give you your own patient liaison during the implant process, so that you always have an experienced contact available for questions and concerns.

Can I Test My Restoration?

Yes, you will be able to test your restoration. Because it will fit much like your permanent prosthetic, you can make sure that it fits comfortably and meets your cosmetic goals.

Then Drs. Healy or Hurtado and your dentist can make adjustments before attaching the final restoration.

"Dr. Healy’s practice is the BEST." Why Santa Fe, NM, Patients Visit Us




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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! Dr. Healy’s practice is the BEST - from reception to assistants to Dr. Healy’s phenominal care, bedside manner, and sheer skill.

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! You’re in really great hands here. Highly recommended!

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Jennifer Israel


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So I had 9 teeth removed with Dr.Healy yesterday 6/6/16 let me just begin by saying this I have high anxiety when it comes to going to any dentist but from my first visit I knew this was going to be the best place for me! The staff and Dr.Healy are very attentive caring and welcoming lets just say he's a gentle giant he is very good at sedation I was out and then awake in no time and able to walk on my own and wasn't disoriented at all! I came home and was able to perform my normal routines.

Also Dr.Healy makes his patients and their emergency calls his first priority! If you want a caring and knowlageable facility this place is the best! I will definitely be going back and would recommend that everyone go see Dr.Healy with your needs!

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How Can I Take Care of My Dental Implants?

Same-day implants require the same kind of care as your teeth, making them fairly simple to maintain. To take care of them, you should:

Follow Instructions

Our dentists will give you instructions after your procedure. Following them–and reaching out immediately if you notice any problems–will allow you to heal properly after your same-day placement and extraction.

Brush Regularly

Make sure to brush regularly (at least twice a day), cleaning your gums and tongue as well as your teeth. Gum health is crucial for implant stability, and brushing can help prevent periodontal disease. It can also make additional procedures less likely.

Floss Daily

Even after your same-day implants are placed, you will still need to floss between each tooth. That's because flossing can remove plaque and food stuck in your gums, preventing irritation, bleeding gums, and other effects of periodontal disease.
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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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"I was nervous... but Dr. Healy and his nurses put me at ease, and he even gave me a call the evening after surgery to make sure I was ok." From a Google Review

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