Advanced Dental Implant Dentistry

Healthy human teeth are made of more than the naked eye can see. The crowns (visible portions) of your teeth that make up your beautiful smile are supported by unseen roots that rest securely in sockets along your upper and lower jawbones. Normally, these roots help keep your jawbone healthy by stimulating it when you bite and chew, promoting a healthy flow of nutrients to the bone and your teeth. When you lose one or more teeth, however, the resulting decrease in stimulation can lead to nutrient deficiency and eventual degradation of the jawbone.

Dental implants, which are small, root-like posts, can help mitigate the jawbone erosion that follows the loss of your roots. Each post is made from biocompatible titanium so your jawbone heals around it, fusing to its surface to create realistic, root-like support for a crown, bridge, partial, or full denture.

Custom Tooth-Replacement Options

Your teeth are unique, and therefore, so are your dental needs, including the pattern and severity of your tooth loss. To rebuild your smile, Dr. Miller will first perform a thorough examination to determine the extent of your tooth loss and if any other impending issues are present, such as gum disease. If you qualify, then Dr. Miller will custom-design a crown, bridge, or denture (depending on how many teeth you’ve lost) and determine how many implants posts will be needed to support it.

The Benefits of an Implant-Supported Smile

No matter how many teeth you’ve lost, replacing them with dental implants offers a number of significant, long-lasting benefits, such as:

  • Improved stability when you bite and chew – With the support of dental implants anchoring your replacement teeth, you can bite and chew more confidently and with unmatched stability, knowing your prosthetic won’t lose its grip and shift uncomfortably.
  • Improved confidence when you smile – Although traditional dentures are designed to fit snugly along the curvature of your dental ridge, your jawbone can continually shrink, causing the denture to lose its grip. Implants are permanent and prevent your replacement teeth from shifting so you can enjoy the confidence of knowing your teeth will always remain secure.
  • Improved jawbone and teeth retention following tooth loss – By replacing the roots of your teeth with dental implants, you can not only enjoy a more stable prosthesis, but also improved jawbone health as the implants reestablish jawbone stimulation. Keeping your jawbone strong and well-nourished also helps you improve your chances of retaining the rest of your natural teeth, which might otherwise be lost due to lack of support.


At Snow Park Dental, Dr. Mark A. Miller offers a wide range of comprehensive dental implant services. Our extensive knowledge and experience allows us to help you look better, feel better and have a lasting peace of mind. Using advanced dental implant systems, we can replace your lost teeth while protecting your jawbone and restoring your ability to properly chew any food you desire. Dr. Miller also provides a thorough catalogue of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services, which you can learn more about by visiting the Snow Park Dental website! Call Dr. Miller today at 505-299-2979 to schedule a consultation at our Albuquerque, NM, office. We also welcome patients and families from Rio Rancho, Corrales, Edgewood, Tijeras, Los Lunas, and all surrounding communities.