Factors Affecting the Cost of Dental Implants

The cost of dental implants will depend upon a variety of factors, including the number of dental implants you receive, any prerequisite procedures performed, and the qualifications of your surgeon. Dental implants are a worthwhile investment into your longterm oral health, providing far-reaching benefits that affect the function and appearance of your smile. During your consultation, Dr. Rick H. Heard in Victoria, TX, can perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth, jaw, and gums, before reviewing your unique treatment options. At our practice, we strive to help every patient receive the highest quality care and can design a treatment plan tailored to your unique dental needs and financial goals.

Determining The Cost

pie chart of dental implant cost

There are several elements that can contribute to the final cost of dental implants, including the complexity of your case and any preparatory procedures performed. To meet your oral health needs and budgetary goals, Dr. Heard can customize your procedure, so you feel confident in your treatment.

Number of Implants

Depending upon the extent of tooth loss, you may require one or more dental implants to support a restoration. If you receive a single dental implant to support a crown, you can expect that your total cost of treatment will be less than that of a patient who needs several dental implants to support a denture. 

Preparatory Procedures 

To increase the likelihood of a successful treatment, Dr. Heard may recommend one or more preparatory procedures. Depending upon the structure of your jaw, you may require a bone graft to reinforce jawbone strength or a sinus lift to create sufficient space for an implant post. Complex cases may also necessitate a special surgical guide, which can also affect your cost of treatment.


The type of sedation you receive can impact your treatment cost. At our practice, we offer intravenous (IV) sedation, as it is highly reliable and effective. For your safety, we work with an anesthesiologist from South Texas Anesthesia Group, who can monitor your health throughout the procedure and adjust the quantity of sedation supplied.

Surgical Qualifications

The accreditations of your surgeon can affect your expenses. As dental implants are an investment into your future, it is critical to select a highly qualified practitioner to help ensure a successful outcome. Dr. Heard is a board certified periodontist with extensive training and experience placing dental implants. He is also a member of the Academy of Osseointegration and The McGuire Institute™ and has been chosen to conduct research to advance the field of periodontology.

Dental implants can restore form, function, and aesthetics to your smile after tooth loss.

Financing Options

We ask that all patients be directly responsible for all charges in full at the time of service. However, our team is more than willing to help you file out-of-network claims and pre-determinations.  We also accept third-party financing through CareCredit® to make vital treatments more accessible. In addition, we accept all major credit cards and checks.

The Importance of Treatment

Dental implants and implant-supported restorations are considered the best solution for tooth loss. This option can help to preserve your oral health, the structure of your face and jaw, and the aesthetics of your smile. As one of the most successful treatments in dentistry, dental implants restore full dental function, so you will never have to worry about your restoration slipping out of place when you eat or speak. As a result, the health of your smile can directly impact your overall quality of life.

Dental implants and implant-supported restorations are considered the best solution for tooth loss. 

Learn More about Dental Implants

We are dedicated to helping you receive the vital care you need and will do our best to accommodate your budgetary needs. To learn more about our financing options or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Heard, contact us online or call us today at (361) 573-1014.

Dr. Rick Heard

Dr. Rick Heard

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) 573-1014 today.

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