Dental implant

Dental Implants

Missing teeth can negatively affect the appearance of your smile, the strength of your bite, and your self-confidence.

Fortunately, dental implants can restore missing teeth from the root to the crown, renewing patients' smiles.

Our dentists at Jensen Elledge Dental in Santa Fe, NM, regularly transform smiles with dental implants. Could implants be right for you?

​The Benefits of Dental Implants

Durability and Longevity

Once dental implants are in place, they are remarkably durable. You will be able to eat all of your favorite foods without worrying about prosthetics slipping out of place. Furthermore, with proper care, an implant can last for more than 40 years.

Jawbone Support

When a tooth is lost, the jawbone begins to atrophy. This can lead to an aged, sunken appearance, but can also dramatically weaken your bite. Dental implants fuse directly with the jawbone, like a tooth, so the jaw receives the stimulation needed to retain its strength.

Natural-Looking Results

Implants provide superior support to dentures. When these restorations are not anchored to an implant, they can slide around and appear fake. Restorations attached to dental implants, however, are secure and near-perfectly resemble the appearance and function of natural teeth.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium rods that serve as prosthetic tooth roots to support crowns, bridges, or dentures. Implants fuse with the jawbone over time, providing support that is just as secure as natural tooth roots.

Construction of a dental implant
Implants are surgically inserted into the jaw by a dentist or oral surgeon. Because it takes some time for the titanium to fuse with the jawbone, the entire treatment process can take roughly six months. Once the implant is securely rooted and a high-quality restoration is attached, the implant should last for decades, if not a lifetime. When properly cared for, only the restoration itself will need to be replaced.

​Implant Dentistry in Santa Fe Schedule a Free Consultation Today!

At Jensen Elledge Dental in Santa Fe, NM, we restore the smiles of patients from Santa Fe, Española, and Santa Fe County, and beyond with dental implants. Our dentists have more than a decade of dentistry experience and every member of our team takes great joy in helping our patients love their smiles.

If you are living with missing teeth, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our high-tech Santa Fe office today. We are always accepting new patients, we offer payment plans and regular promotions, and we accept most major dental insurances plans.

In addition to regular dental implants, we also offer mini dental implants to qualifying patients. To request a free consultation and learn more about whether dental implants can help you, fill out our online form or call:

(505) 982-4317

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The staff was really great and were helpful as to make me understand my teeth better. Great environment for dental work

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To treat one missing tooth, a single implant is embedded in the jaw. The post is then topped with an abutment and custom dental crown.

​Treatment Timeline The Dental Implant Process

Every patient is unique and so is their treatment plan. For example, some patients may need preparatory treatments before implants can be placed. This may include treatment for gum disease or a bone graft to replace lost tissue. 

While your treatment may vary, in general, the process of placing implants follows this timeline:  

"We use surgical guides for faster surgery, less discomfort, and quicker healing."
"We use surgical guides for faster surgery, less discomfort, and quicker healing."


In a consultation at our dental office, our dentists can examine your teeth, gums, jaw, and medical history to determine if dental implants are right for you. If you and the doctor agree to move forward with implants, your first surgery can be scheduled.

Implant Surgery

During the first surgical procedure, the doctor will make small incisions where the implants will be placed. The doctor will then place the titanium implants through the incisions and carefully close the treatment site.

First Healing Period

A healing period of four to six months is usually required for the titanium rods to properly fuse with the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. In the meantime, temporary restorations can often be attached to your implants.

Abutment Placement

Once the first healing period is concluded, a second procedure is required for the placement of a small connector known as an abutment. An abutment is connected to the top of each dental implant.

Second Healing Period

A shorter healing period of a few weeks is required for the gums to grow around the abutment.

Restoration Placement

Once you have fully healed, you will come in for one last appointment to have your final restoration attached. A crown is used to replace a single, isolated tooth, while a bridge or denture is used to replace two or more teeth.


Now, your missing teeth are a thing of the past. Enjoy a newly restored smile that lets you speak, laugh, and chew with confidence and comfort.

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George Sandoval


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Dr Elledge and Dianne did an excellent job with my implant!!!

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Michael Ossola


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Best in Santa Fe!  Very professional and compassionate.

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Unparalleled Durability & Aesthetics

Before implant restoration
Before The integrated dental implant acts as an anchor for a restoration.
After implant restoration
After With the final restoration in place, the results restore function and look completely natural.

What Does an Implant Cost? Request a Free Consultation for an Estimate

You’ve probably heard a lot of numbers being thrown around when it comes to dental implants and there is a good reason for that. The reality is that, without a consultation, it's hard to pinpoint a price.

How much implants cost varies dramatically based on your specific needs and goals. Differences that can impact the cost include the number of implants you need and the type of restoration you require. While some people only need a single crown, others need a bridge or even full dentures. 

How We Offer Accurate Pricing

It's hard to decide what to do when you don't know how much something will cost. That’s why we offer free consultations, including a 3-D cone beam scan at no charge, to assess your candidacy for implant treatment and to nail down costs. We’ll even talk to your insurance company to find out how much it will cover. While the implants themselves are rarely covered, certain portions of your treatment might be.

Dr. Jensen and Dr. Elledge use the latest technology to provide high-quality dentistry and life-changing results. They are members of many prestigious dental groups, including the American Dental Association. Our practice serves patients from Santa Fe, Española, and throughout Santa Fe County. Contact us online for a free consultation so you have the information you need to take the next step. You can also call:

(505) 982-4317

Are You Concerned about Cost? We'll Work with You

Cost is at the top of everyone's mind, including our patients. At the same time, everyone deserves quality dental care. That's why we make sure to stretch every penny by working closely with you. To best serve our patients in Santa Fe, Española, and throughout Santa Fe County we:

  • Accept most dental plans and work closely with your insurer to take advantage of every coverage benefit available
  • Offer discounts for people without insurance
  • Accept CareCredit® financing
  • Work with you to design a custom payment plan and an appropriate payment schedule to fit your budget

What Our Patients Say


LE Brown


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The whole staff was super kind and friendly and Dr. Elledge was extremely sensitive to my aversion to dentistry. Will definitely recommend this office. Thank you!

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Alma Linan


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Great service and waiting time. They only do what I need and I love that, other doctors they to sell more services just to charge more.

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Does the Thought of Oral Surgery Make You Nervous?

We're sensitive to our patients' concerns. That's why we use the latest in implant technology, which is more precise and less invasive than other methods. In fact, most patients leave feeling no worse than if they had received a filling. 

Our state-of-the-art 3-D imaging allows us to create a precise impression of your mouth. From there we create a custom surgical guide to direct the implant into the optimal in your jaw. This precision placement reduces trauma to the bone and surrounding tissue, producing less discomfort and a quicker recovery. Any discomfort after the procedure can typically be managed with over-the-counter medications available at any drugstore.

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Jensen Elledge Dental

Dr. Jensen and Dr. Elledge use the latest technology to provide families with high-quality dentistry and life-changing results. They are members of many prestigious dental groups, including the American Dental Association. Our practice serves patients from Española and throughout Santa Fe County.

To experience our advanced dental care today, request an appointment online or call us at (505) 982-4317.

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