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Dental Implants

Living with missing teeth can be difficult and embarrassing. Without treatment, it can even jeopardize your oral health

As a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Michael Haight can place and restore dental implants on-site.

Why should you replace missing teeth with dental implants at Parkway Dental in Albuquerque, NM?

Do Dental Implants Sound Like the Right Choice? Contact Us Today to Book an Evaluation

Are you ready to replace that missing tooth? With dental implants, there's finally a dentistry solution that will look and feel great for years to come. Dr. Michael Haight and Dr. Matthew Martinez have been helping Albuquerque, NM, patients smile again for more than 20 years, and they are affiliated with several dental organizations: 

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Academy of General Dentistry

To meet our dentists and learn more about all that implants have to offer, request a consultation at Parkway Dental online or call us:

(505) 298-7479

Dr. Michael Haight and Dr. Matthew Martinez

What Patients Are Saying

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Maria Baca

2020

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I always have a very pleasant experience with Parkway Dental, from the front desk, to the hygienist, to the dentist. Very pleased with my experience!

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Toni Kram

2020

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You guys are always the best! You take care of every little detail and keep me smiling. What a great team

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How Do Dental Implants Work?

So just how many people are missing teeth?

Tooth Loss Is More Common Than You Might Think

Who should consider dental implants? 

Tired of Loose or Messy Dentures? Why Trade in Your Traditional Dentures for Implant-Supported Dentures

While dentures can help patients without teeth smile again, they come with their own set of unique issues, including:

  • Shifting
  • Poor fit
  • Food restrictions
  • Embarrassing noises
  • Messy adhesives

By keeping dentures permanently in place, implants free patients from the concerns typically associated with conventional dentures.

This all sounds impressive, but do I even qualify?

If You're Considering Dental Implants, Ask Yourself:

Am I Healthy?

Candidates for dental implants must be healthy enough to undergo oral surgery. Preexisting conditions such as diabetes should be under control. To ensure the best results possible, you should bring a full list of potential health concerns and current medications to your appointment. 

Do I Have Sufficient Bone Tissue?

Patients must have enough bone in their jaw to support a dental implant. However, a bone graft can restore your candidacy after bone loss and give your dental implants a strong foundation.

Do I Care for My Smile Properly?

Dental implants require the same care as your natural teeth. Patients must follow excellent oral hygiene, which includes brushing, flossing, and eating a nutritious diet. Twice-yearly check-ups are also a must.

Am I Free of Gum Disease?

Patients with a high risk of developing periodontal or gum disease, such as smokers and diabetics, may not be good candidates for dental implants without preparatory treatment.

Find Out If You Are a Candidate Contact Parkway Dental Today

The only way to determine if you qualify for dental implants is to schedule a consultation at our Albuquerque, NM, dental office. Dr. Haight and his team will use advanced imaging to carefully evaluate your smile and propose a custom treatment plan that meets your needs.

To schedule your evaluation, request an appointment online or call Parkway Dental:

(505) 298-7479

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We Can Prepare Your Smile for Implants

In most cases, our dentists can treat your individual oral health concerns and restore your candidacy for dental implants. If you have preexisting dental issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, or bone loss, these can all be treated at our Albuquerque, NM, practice with a full mouth reconstruction treatment plan. Some patients require tooth extractions, periodontal treatment, or bone grafting prior to their dental implant surgery, which can add to the overall length of your treatment but result in better treatment outcomes.

Reasons to Choose Dr. Haight as Your Implant Dentist

All-Titanium Implants

We Use All-Titanium Implants for the Safety of Our Patients & Success of Our Treatments

After extensive research, Dr. Haight chose to use Ossotanium Implants. Ossotanium Implants were developed at Los Alamos National Labs and are technologically advanced implants crafted from 100 percent titanium. Many implant companies will mix titanium with aluminum or vanadium. However, with the health concerns associated with using aluminum in the body, Dr. Haight is proud to offer his patients a pure titanium product. Additionally, this material fuses with the bone tissue three times faster than a normal dental implant, resulting in a shorter recovery and faster end results.

3-D cone beam scanner

We Use Advanced Tools to Take the Guesswork Out of Surgery

Using our advanced 3-D cone beam scanner, Dr. Haight can precisely plan your treatment and design a custom surgical guide. During the procedure, a surgical guide can highlight the exact areas of the bone ridge where the implants should be placed. This technique takes the guesswork out of implant placement, offering patients the most accurate care and successful results.

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We Truly Care about Our Patients & Their Experiences

To us, you are more than a patient. You are a part of our family. Whether you are visiting Parkway Dental for a dental implant or a simple dental filling, we are committed to providing individualized dental care and a five-star experience. We maintain a compassionate environment where patients feel empowered to ask questions and make decisions about their dental care. From the moment you walk through our front door to the moment you leave our office, you will be given the attention, education, and respect you deserve. 

Don't Take Our Word for It Here's What Patients Are Saying

We're honored that thousands of New Mexico patients have given our dentists five-star reviews like these: 

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Veronica Martinez

2020

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Parkway Dental is a very professional and friendly place. Dr Martinez and his staff were kind and very informative and made me feel relaxed and confident that I was in good hands for my dental needs. They explained everything they were doing and what exactly the cost would be so there were no surprises at the end of the visit. I highly recommend them and will definitely continue to go to them for all my dental needs! Excellent job!

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michele cox

2020

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Dr. Haight and the entire Parkway Dental team are fantastic! Super gentle, professional, and cutting edge . If you have a dentist, switch to Parkway! If you don’t have a dentist yet, look no further. They are wonderful and I can’t rave enough about the level of care you will receive here.

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First Steps in Becoming a Dental Implant Patient

Consultation

Patients interested in implant dentistry must first meet with Dr. Haight for an initial consultation. During this visit, he will review your medical history, ask why you are interested in dental implants, and perform a comprehensive assessment of your teeth, gums, bone ridge, jawbone, and jaw joints.

Examination

As part of your oral assessment, he will take x-rays and 3-D cone beam scans to evaluate the health of the underlying jawbone and identify important orofacial landmarks. Our practice only uses digital x-rays for the safety of our patients and digital scans to eliminate the need for gunky traditional impressions.

Preparatory Procedures 

If Dr. Haight notices any degree of jawbone atrophy, you may need preparatory procedures such as a bone graft or sinus lift to boost your candidacy for dental implants. Undergoing these procedures before placement can significantly increase your chances of success.

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We use 3-D imaging to evaluate your candidacy and plan your treatment.

What to Expect during Your Dental Implant Procedure

The entire process usually takes about one to two hours per implant.
The entire process usually takes about one to two hours per implant.

Anesthesia

Before beginning, Dr. Haight will administer local anesthesia. This will numb the gums and surrounding tissues, keeping you comfortable throughout your treatment.

Incisions

Next, the doctor will make a small incision in the gum tissue to access the bone ridge underneath. This can either be done with a traditional gum flap or a small circular incision.

Pilot Hole

A surgical guide will be placed over the bone ridge so that Dr. Haight can determine the most appropriate location for your implant. He can then create a small pilot hole in the bone tissue.

Preparation of the Site

Once the pilot hole is made, Dr. Haight will carefully increase its diameter to prepare the bone ridge for the implant post.

Placing Implant

After creating a hole of the appropriate depth and diameter, Dr. Haight can place the implant directly into the prepared jawbone.

Placement of Healing Cap

Once the implant has been placed, a small healing cap will be placed into the internal portion of the post. This seals the interior off from the mouth and promotes healing.

Stitches

Finally, the incision will be closed with surgical sutures. In most cases, the stitches will dissolve on their own within the first few days. However, certain kinds of sutures must be removed in-office.

Return Home

The entire process usually takes about one to two hours per implant. If you opt for sedation dentistry as part of your treatment, you will need a trusted friend to drive you home. 
"Always a very positive experience! Dr. Haight and his staff are professional, courteous, and make you feel that they have your best interests at heart. Excellent dental care!"
Margaret Henderson

Why Delay?  Start Rebuilding Your Smile Today

With dental implants, it can take several months to complete your treatment and receive your permanent replacement teeth. Why delay? Start the process today by scheduling a dental implant consultation at Parkway Dental in Albuquerque, NM. You can request an appointment online or call us directly: 

(505) 298-7479

Osseointegration: A Vital Step in Implant Treatment

In the months following your surgical procedure, your implants will fuse with the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. Implants have a threaded exterior, which maximizes their surface area, allows them to attach to the bone better, and creates a much more stable foundation for your replacement teeth.

Most implants are fully osseointegrated about three to six months after the initial surgery.

The Results? Life-Changing

Once your implant has fused with your jawbone, we will provide an abutment and restoration to complete your transformation. Dr. Haight is a noted cosmetic and restorative dentist who combines artistic skill and two decades of dentistry experience to create implant-retained restorations that look and feel just like natural teeth.

Patients receive all the benefits of natural teeth with their dental implants. You will be able to enjoy your favorite foods, speak clearly, and smile with confidence once again.

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"Everyone here is phenomenal...The work they do with implants is second-to-none. I highly recommend them."
Nina Ariadne

Tips for Long-Term Implant Care

Once you receive your abutment and final restoration, you can care for your implants just like you would your natural teeth. In addition to brushing and flossing every day, you should also visit our Albuquerque dental office every six months so that we can evaluate the integrity and success of your implants. To keep your natural teeth looking great, we may also recommend cosmetic dentistry treatments. 

With proper oral health and regular visits to our Albuquerque office, you can increase the likelihood that your implants will last a lifetime.

Are There Any Risks Associated with Implant Dentistry?

Although dental implants have shown impressively high long-term success rates, there are some risks associated with this surgery. The most notable risks include implant failure, infection, and improper placement. You can negate these risks by quitting smoking, maintaining good oral health, and choosing a dentist who is highly trained in implant dentistry.

Technology

To reduce the risk of complications during and after implant surgery, our Albuquerque office uses the latest technology, techniques, and training available in the field of implant dentistry. Our Albuquerque practice is equipped with its own 3-D cone beam scanner and digital scanner to precisely pinpoint the ideal location for your implants. 

Training

Dr. Haight has been practicing dentistry for over two decades. Throughout his career, he has undergone extensive implant dentistry training and is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Haight can place and restore implants at his Albuquerque, NM, office without referring you out to an oral surgeon.

Materials

Our dentist also uses 100 percent titanium implants, which have a lower risk of side effects and integrate with the bone three times faster than traditional dental implants. This allows him to place your abutment and restoration faster than ever before.

This all sounds great, but how much do dental implants cost? 

Dental Implant Costs at Parkway Dental


 

When considering the price of dental implants, there are several aspects to keep in mind. A fully restored tooth with a dental implant is made up of three parts: the implant post, the connector screw or abutment, and the restoration. At Parkway Dental in Albuquerque, NM, we offer several types of implant-supported restorations, including crowns, bridges, and dentures. Our base pricing for dental implants begins at:

  • $2,222 per dental implant
  • $954 per abutment
  • $1,552 per single implant-supported crown

These prices do not reflect the final cost if you are covered by dental insurance. Furthermore, your final treatment cost can vary substantially based on your unique needs. During your initial consultation, you can discuss all of these options with Dr. Haight so that he can give you a personalized estimate. 

Ready to Receive a Custom Quote?  Request a Consultation with Dr. Haight

Budgeting for your new smile? Visit Parkway Dental in Albuquerque, NM, to receive a custom quote today. Our team will explain the dental implant cost and help you find a payment option that works for your individual budget.

To learn more, get in touch with us online or give us a call:

(505) 298-7479

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dental Implants

In the end, the final cost of your dental implants is determined by the extent of the treatment you require. For example, replacing a single tooth is generally less expensive than restoring a full arch of missing teeth. There are a variety of factors to consider when estimating your treatment cost...

Preliminary Procedures

You may require a preparatory treatment to improve your candidacy for dental implants, such as a bone graft, sinus lift, or therapy for gum disease. Any preliminary procedures will add to the overall cost of your dental implant treatment. 

Number of Implant Posts

How many dental implants you need depends on how many teeth you have lost or need extracted. If you have lost two or more consecutive teeth, you may need an implant-supported bridge. However, for an implant-retained denture, Dr. Haight can place as few as four to five implants for some patients.

Cost of Restoration

The type of restoration you need will also affect the final cost of your treatment. Dr. Haight can restore your implants with a crown, bridge, or denture. Larger restorations are typically more expensive than a single tooth crown. In addition, choosing a premium material can increase the final cost. 

Use of Sedation

Many patients opt to have their procedure performed under sedation for improved comfort. The type of sedation you choose can affect the final cost of your treatment.

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The final cost will depend on several factors.

Our Office's Financing Options

While dental implants are typically not covered by dental insurance, we want to make this treatment available to all patients, no matter what their financial background.

Our Albuquerque, NM, office gladly accepts payment through Compassionate Finance™, a third-party lender that allows patients to select a monthly payment amount that works for their budget. This company allows borrowers to finance for several years, making it a great option for many.

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We Build Lifelong Patients

"I have been a patient here for almost 20 years and everything is always top notch. My teeth have always been healthy but Dr Haight did a great job managing a complication caused by another dentist on my wife. Highly recommend him and his staff."
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The team at Parkway Dental in Albuquerque, NM, is proud to provide an exceptional dental experience through:

  • Comfortable, personalized treatment
  • Patient education 
  • High-quality materials and the latest technology
  • World-class care

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (505) 298-7479.

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