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Dental Implants

Losing some or all of your teeth due to illness, decay, or trauma can stop you from smiling and make speaking and chewing difficult.

Timothy M. Kelly, DMD, can use dental implants to restore your missing teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

Learn why our practice in Albuquerque, NM, is the best choice for implant dentistry...

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Dr. Kelly Explains the Many Benefits of Dental Implants...

Dental implants are the most natural, comfortable option in tooth restoration today. Dr. Tim Kelly can determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants at our Albuquerque offices. Dental implants are a permanent treatment that support crowns, partial dentures, and dentures.

Choose Dr. Kelly for Your Dental Implants

Dr. Tim Kelly, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, NM, has over 35 years of superior dentistry experience, making him one of New Mexico's most skilled, highly regarded dentists. His inviting practice features the latest dental imaging technology, which we use to create customized dental implant treatment plans and help our patients achieve their dental health and smile goals. 

Are you ready for your smile to be whole again? Set up a dental implant consultation with Dr. Kelly at his relaxing, state-of-the-art office in Albuquerque, NM. Feel free to request a consultation online or give us a call today.

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Kristina Cano


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I always used to get really scared and anxious when it came to dentists. Dr. Kelly and his entire staff have changed that forever. Everyone is so genuinely welcoming and professional it is hard to believe I am in a dentist office. I highly recommend you come give them a shot, they are sure to win you over! Thank you Dr. Kelly, Lori & Melissa! 

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Justine Judway


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The thought of having something screwed into my jaw just curdled my blood. Dr. Kelly has been my dentist for years now, so when he said yes, this was the best procedure, I trusted him implicitly. When he said the procedure wasn't that bad, I trusted him . . . but admittedly I was still terrified. So, I had the proceed done a few weeks ago now and I must admit - it wasn't too bad at all! Certainly easier that a root canal. Needless to say I was VERY relieved. Dr. Kelly and his warm and caring, professional staff came through for me once again. Thanks Dr. Kelly and staff! You're truly the best!!

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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are ultra-strong titanium rods that act as artificial tooth roots. At our practice in Albuquerque, NM, Dr. Kelly is able to surgically place implants into your jawbone, where they can remain secured for the rest of your life.

Over the course of four to six months, titanium implants naturally fuse with your bone tissue. Then, they are able to support natural-looking, fully functional crowns, bridges, or dentures, bringing restored form and function to your smile.

What The Implant Procedure Looks Like

After an incision is made in the gums, your dentist will place the device into the jaw. We will give you a local anesthetic so you feel very little or no discomfort during the surgery.

Let's Go Over The Procedure Timeline

Dr. Kelly will thoroughly discuss every step of the procedure with you so you know what to expect. The entire process will take several months, including healing times. 
Dr. Kelly will thoroughly discuss every step of the procedure with you so you know what to expect.
Dr. Kelly will thoroughly discuss every step of the procedure with you so you know what to expect.

Implant Surgery

After making you comfortable with local anesthetic and optional sedation, Dr. Kelly will make small incisions in your gums. Then, he will place the titanium implants through the incisions and into your jawbone. We use advanced imaging technology to precisely plan the placement and angle of each dental implant. 

Healing Period

A healing period of four to six months is required for the implants to fuse to the jawbone. You'll be given important oral care instructions to follow during this time. Dr. Kelly will place temporary dentures over the implants so you can eat and speak normally until your next appointment.

Abutment Surgery

Once your implants are firmly attached to the bone, you will return to our office for a quick surgical procedure to attach a connector, also known as an abutment, to each implant. A second, shorter recovery period of a few weeks is then required for your gums to heal around the abutments.

Creating the Restoration

Dr. Kelly will use advanced 3D scanning technology to make precise digital impressions of your mouth. We use these scans to design restorations that will fit, feel, and look just like natural teeth. For patients restoring a single tooth, we are often able to produce high-quality crowns in our own office using our advanced E4D CAD/CAM dental system. We work with a trusted partner lab to fabricate larger restorations like dentures.


It's finally time to have your lifelike, high-quality prosthetic teeth secured in place. You will return to our office one more time so Dr. Kelly can attach your crown or denture and make any last-minute adjustments. After this procedure is done, no one will ever know you were once missing a tooth. Now you're ready to live life and eat healthy with a bright, fully restored smile! 

Does Surgery Make You Anxious? Relax with Safe Sedation Dentistry 

Dental surgery can make patients nervous, causing them to put off health-improving procedures. If you suffer from dental anxiety, Dr. Kelly offers two kinds of sedation dentistry:
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Nitrous Oxide 

Nitrous oxide is a harmless gas delivered through a mask. It provides a state of happy, deep relaxation, and yes, you might giggle a bit! Nitrous wears off quickly, meaning you can drive yourself home after resting in our comfortable Albuquerque office.
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Oral Conscious Sedation

If you choose oral conscious sedation, Dr. Kelly will prescribe anti-anxiety pills to take before the procedure that will help you relax. Since you'll be a bit groggy, please have someone drive you to and from your appointment.

Cost and Insurance

  • Dental implants cost around $1,200 to $1,400 each. This is only slightly higher than traditional dentures and is a worthy investment in your health and appearance.
  • The final cost of your procedure depends on the number of implants and the kind of restorative teeth you need.
  • Insurance coverage for dental implants can be complicated. Your medical or dental plan may partially cover some parts of the procedure but not others. Our team in Albuquerque, NM, can assist you in maximizing your insurance benefits.

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Diana Denson


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This is absolutely the most comfortable, efficient and personable dental office I have experienced in Albuquerque. Dr Kelly explains more than any other dentist I’ve seen, and he patiently works with you until you are completely comfortable and satisfied with how your mouth feels after your dental work. Highly recommended.

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Gail Chasey


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Dr. Kelly has been my dentist for years, and I'm glad to have found him. He is an expert in dental health. My teeth now look great, and my bite is perfect. The staff are excellent and the office is very efficiently run. 

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Dr. Timothy M. Kelly

Timothy M. Kelly, DMD, PA

Timothy M. Kelly, DMD, PA, has been in practice in Albuquerque, NM, for over 35 years. He provides a wide range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dental services, with a special emphasis on the treatment of TMJ disorder. Some our most popular services include:

To request an appointment with Dr. Kelly, please fill out our online form or call (505) 256-1770.

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"We believe that every patient has infinite worth and should be treated with dignity and respect. We are dedicated to educating, creating awareness, and empowering people to make treatment choices that are consistent with their own beliefs, needs and desires." Dr. Tim Kelly

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