Losing your teeth can affect every aspect of your life and make eating, speaking, and smiling difficult.
By placing dental implants, Dr. Rick Heard, can replace lost tooth roots and provide an outstanding foundation for your restorations.
So what makes implants the gold standard in tooth replacement?
So what is an implant-supported restoration?
Expert Treatment from a Board-Certified Periodontist
As a periodontist, Dr. Heard has a unique understanding of the supporting structures of your smile. In addition, he has received extensive training in the placement of dental implants.
With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Heard can provide an expert level of surgical care while coordinating with your dentist to create a stable, comfortable, natural-looking restoration for your implants. In addition, we use advanced technology, such as the CEREC® system and 3D imaging, to ensure your treatment is as comfortable and efficient as possible.
How do I know if I qualify for implants?
During your initial consultation with Dr. Heard, he will perform a thorough examination of your smile and review your medical history. He will also take x-rays or advanced 3D images with our dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) scanner. Based on his findings, Dr. Heard can design a personalized treatment plan to suit your needs.
Conditions that can affect your candidacy for dental implants include:
So how does implant treatment work?
Take a closer look at the implant process...
But what will my results look like?
The results look great. But can I afford it?
The Cost of Implants Varies
Every smile is different, and your specific needs will affect how much your procedure costs. Dr. Heard can provide you with a personalized cost estimate during your consultation.
Your final treatment cost will depend on several factors, including:
Are implants really worth the time and money?
“As always, my experience with Dr. Heard and his staff was wonderful. The staff are professional, competent , caring and Dr. Heard is an amazing oral surgeon!”Pamela S.
Dr. Heard is board-certified in periodontology and dental implant surgery with over 15 years of experience in the field. He is also a member of multiple prestigious organizations, including:
- The American Academy of Periodontology
- The American Dental Association
- The McGuire Institute
Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants by requesting an appointment online or calling (361) 214-2151 today.
“After multiple years of avoiding a dental issue, I visited Dr. Heard. In a short period of time, I went from what I thought was a hopeless dental problem, to a complete solution. I now have a full understanding of my procedure, the timeline, and even exact costs.” Satisfied Patient