Garland Dentist Answers: What’s the Cost of Dental Implants?

implant costAre you looking for a reliable teeth replacement solution? Are you curious about the cost of dental implants? Many patients are aware that dental implants are the most predictable option to replace missing teeth, but they are concerned about the price tag. Dr. Nghi Tran of Hue Dental in Garland, TX wants his patients to understand implants cost versus benefit, so they can make a decision that works for them.

Your Dental Implant Consultation

The cost for dental implants can vary for each patient, depending on specific needs. That’s why a complete consultation is necessary to determine a treatment plan that will work for you. Aside from performing a thorough assessment, Dr. Tran will listen closely to your concerns. By discussing your personal dental goals with him, he can come up with a solution that will fit your budget and deliver exceptional results.

Cost Factors for Dental Implants

Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, an entire arch, or both arches. As you can imagine, the bottom line can be vast and varied when it comes to implant treatment plans. There are several factors to consider when determining cost, including:

  • Number of Missing Teeth – As you would expect, the more implants you require, the costlier your treatment will be.
  • Bone Density – You must have sufficient jawbone structure to successfully receive a dental implant. Patients who are deficient in bone may require an additional bone grafting procedure in preparation for the implant. This adds to your total cost of treatment.
  • Experience of Doctor – We’ve all heard you get what you pay for. This is typically true in dentistry as well. A more experienced doctor such as Dr. Tran may charge higher fees than a less experienced doctor.
  • Technology – In order to provide optimal patient care, many practices use the latest in innovative technology. At Hue Dental, our x-rays are completely digital. Not only does this allow Dr. Tran to make an accurate diagnosis, it also keeps our patients safer. Our x-ray units emit 90 percent less radiation than traditional machines.
  • Type of Restoration – An implant will need to be restored once it has healed. Whether you need a single crown, a dental bridge, or a full implant-supported denture, your restoration will be a cost factor in your treatment.

Cost-Effective Treatment

One of the most significant advantages of dental implants is their long-term success. When properly cared for, implants can last a lifetime. For this reason, they are considered an investment in your oral health. Although implants may have a higher upfront cost when compared to dental bridges or dentures, they offer a number of benefits that will save you money, stress, and more dental treatment in the future.

Health Benefits of Dental Implants

Not only do dental implants offer exceptional aesthetics, they also aid in preserving your health. Because the titanium posts act as artificial teeth roots, they stimulate the nerves in your jawbone. This encourages natural bone growth and prevents recession of the jawbone, which commonly occurs after tooth loss. By choosing dental implants as your teeth replacement option, you will benefit from improved health, function, and aesthetics.

Financing Your Dental Implant Treatment

We understand that spending your hard-earned money on dental work is a tremendous decision. No matter what method you choose to replace your missing teeth, our team of financial experts can help you every step of the way. We accept all PPO insurance plans. We are also proud to offer several in-office financing options.

If you are considering dental implants as a teeth replacement option, schedule a visit with Dr. Tran. Call Hue Dental in Garland, also serving Plano and Richardson, at 469-969-0149.


Is There a Good Dentist Near Me in the Garland – Plano Area?

Smiling asian woman is taking a glass of water from her dentistJust moved to Garland? Need a new dentist who treats children and adults?

Had a diagnosis you’re not comfortable with? Want a second opinion on that root canal recommendation?

If you’re asking yourself or your neighbors, “Is there a good dentist near me in the Garland – Plano area?” – it’s time you meet Dr. Nghi Tran of Hue Dental.

Our Garland dental office provides restorative, cosmetic, and general dentistry for patients of all ages. We offer most of the dental services you need, from checkups and cleanings to dental implants and veneers. If you’re shopping for a dentist, we want you to select the one that’s right for your family or your own personal needs.

An Interview for Your New Dentist

Location is important, when it comes to dentists and physicians. You need to know that your appointments won’t take a big chunk of time out of your day and that if you ever have an emergency, your health care team is nearby. Proximity isn’t the only important factor in selecting a new dentist, though. Listed below are some questions you should feel confident asking any dentist before you make a decision about your new oral healthcare provider. Think about the “best answers” to these questions, from your perspective. Then use the questions to interview potential preferred providers. If the answers you receive don’t match up to what you want, you’ll know that you should keep shopping.

  1. Do you accept my insurance or offer affordable financing?
  2. Are you good with children/elderly/special needs/anxious/sensitive gag reflex patients?
  3. In which areas do you specialize?

Additionally, it is always helpful to do a little internet sleuthing before you schedule your first visit. For example, many dentists include a photo gallery on their website. By exploring “before and after” images, you will gain insight on the procedures they perform and the quality of work they produce. The practice website typically offers information about your potential dentist, as well. This is an excellent way to familiarize yourself with their level of education and areas of expertise.

After Your First Visit

Following your initial consultation, it’s a good idea to evaluate your experience. Were you greeted in a friendly and courteous manner? Was the dental office clean and tidy? Was the staff considerate of your needs? Were you well-informed? Did you feel comfortable with the doctor? It is helpful to ask yourself these questions. After all, your new dentist should be a valuable resource for you and your family.

“Are You Really a Dentist Near Me?”

Our office is on Jupiter Rd. in Garland, so patients from across Garland, Richardson, and Plano have easy access to us. Because of Dr. Tran’s excellent treatment and chairside manner, we also have patients from McKinney, Rowlett, and even Frisco. “Near me” becomes relative when you consider quality, value, and likeability!

Whether we’re close to your home or work, we’re happy to serve you. With hours Monday through Friday, as well as Saturday and Sunday, even the busiest moms and executives can find time for a dental appointment.

If you are new to the area and looking for a dental home, schedule an appointment with Dr. Tran. To speak to a team member, call Hue Dental in Garland, serving families in Rowlett, Plano, Richardson, and surrounding areas at 469-969-0149.

Affordable Dentist in Garland Explains CareCredit Financing

Couple Saving MoneyWhether you need implant dentures or a full smile makeover, the cost of big dentistry can be a turn-off. Dr. Nghi Tran of Hue, an affordable Garland dentist, wants you to know that you do have options – financing options that make big dentistry affordable for practically any budget. It doesn’t matter if you need a procedure to retain good oral function and health, or you want a procedure to improve the look of your smile, for better confidence. Regardless of the type of dental treatment you desire, CareCredit has you covered.

As a participating CareCredit dentist, Dr. Tran can offer low- and no-interest loans for short- and long-term payment plans. To see if you qualify, simply call our Garland dental office at 469-969-0149. We can discuss the first steps toward financing and scheduling, so you can receive the care you deserve from an affordable dentist.

The Importance of Restorative Dental Procedures and Prosthetics

Did you know that just one little cavity can lead to serious dental and overall health problems, if it’s left untreated? Our teeth don’t heal naturally like our skin and bones do. When bacteria infiltrate tooth enamel and penetrate the underlying dentin, you experience a toothache caused by a cavity. Should that cavity grow deeper, the tooth’s root canals will be compromised. Bacteria in the canals of a tooth cause serious infection that can become blood borne, ultimately killing the tooth and potentially affecting whole-body health. People have been known to die from the repercussions of a tooth infection. When you look at your mouth as a gateway to your internal systems, the philosophy of mouth-body health becomes clear. The importance of caring for your oral health also takes on new importance. If you need fillings, crowns, a root canal procedure, or treatment for an abscess, don’t delay until it’s too late. Ask us about CareCredit, and allow Dr. Tran to help get your oral health on track, so you can enjoy life with a healthy smile.

Besides cavities, gum disease is another condition that can lead to serious health issues. Not only is gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, the leading cause of toot loss for American adults, but it is also linked to increased risk for heart disease, stroke, respiratory conditions, diabetes complications, low-weight births, and cognitive conditions, like Alzheimer’s disease. Gum disease affects about half of all Americans, but in the early stage of gingivitis, scaling and root planing treatment can help stop the disease. Because it’s chronic, once you develop gum disease, you’re more likely to experience flare ups throughout your life. If your gum disease requires treatment, don’t delay. Your gums cannot heal without professional care. Call us to discuss treatment options and payment plans, so we can renew your oral health and reduce your risk for more serious conditions.

Another important dental concern that may warrant using CareCredit is tooth replacement. You may think that tooth loss isn’t a big deal, especially if the teeth you lost don’t show when you smile. Statistics show otherwise. Research tells us that one lost tooth increases a person’s risk for losing more teeth over the next four years. Lost molars (back teeth) also make way for remaining teeth to shift. Teeth shift, or drift, to fill a space as the body tries to equalize the workload for remaining teeth. However, any shifting of teeth alters occlusion (how upper and lower teeth fit together when the mouth is shut). Bad occlusion, called malocclusion, can lead to TMJ disorder, bruxism (teeth grinding), and an unattractive alignment of front teeth. By replacing lost teeth, even molars, you will help your mouth and bite remain healthy, while keeping your smile full and attractive. For more information on tooth replacement costs and options, call us today.

“Affordable Dentist” Means Offering Financing Options

Perhaps you have dental insurance, but it will only cover part, or won’t cover any part, of a procedure you want. CareCredit can step in to fill the gap, helping with your out-of-pocket expenses, whether that’s a copay or the full cost of a procedure. To learn more about CareCredit options visit

To find out which dental procedure you need, to learn about treatment options, or for a second opinion with Dr. Tran, your affordable dentist, and schedule your appointment today. Call Hue Dental in Garland, serving Plano and Richardson families, at 469-969-0149.

Now Families Can Book a Weekend Dental Appointment in Garland!

weekend appointment familyLife gets in the way of a lot of important tasks. Taking the car for an oil change, updating the pets’ vaccines, and prepping for the neighborhood garage sale are only a few examples. This time of year, in particular, kids are go back to school and fall sports begin, so responsibilities double and triple.

How on earth are you supposed to find time for dental visits?

Before you postpone your cleaning or let that toothache become an abscess, call us for a weekend dental appointment. Dr. Nghi Tran of Hue Dental in Garland, Tx knows just how difficult it can be for a busy parent, teen, or executive to find time for a dental visit. To help you prioritize your health – and retain good overall health – Hue Dental is open both Saturday and Sunday!

Our office hours are:

Monday – Friday: 8:30 A.M. – 5 P.M. (Last appointment at 4))
Saturday: 8:30 A.M. – 3 P.M. (Last Appointment at 2)
Sunday: 9 A.M. – 3 P.M. (Last Appointment at 2)

Weekends can book up fast, so if you need to schedule, call us now at 469.969.0149 or email your request to

Our dental office is conveniently located in Garland, with easy access from Richardson and Plano, at:

5814 N Jupiter Rd., Suite 199
Garland, TX 75044

Dental Services for Patients of All Ages

When you book a weekend dental appointment, what can we do for you? Just about anything. As a general dentist, Dr. Tran is trained and experienced in general, restorative, preventive, prosthetic, cosmetic dentistry. Learn more about our services on our website, under Dental Services.

Emergency Dental Care

We even reserve time to see emergencies on the weekends. If you need an emergency dentist in Garland, call us immediately. In the meantime, here are some first aid tips to keep on hand.

  • Tooth falls out/knocked out – If the tooth root is intact, place the tooth in a small container of milk or saliva, and bring it with you to our office. To slow bleeding on the tooth’s socket, apply a damp, clean cloth directly to the site and apply moderate pressure. You may also bite on a teabag to help reduce bleeding.
  • Temporary crown/bridge falls out – If the prosthetic is not broken, you can try to gently replace it. Add some toothpaste or dental glue (from the pharmacy) to help keep it in place until you can see us in the office. Otherwise, simply call us to schedule a time for a replacement temporary.
  • Broken tooth – Call us for an appointment if the tooth breaks below the gum line or deep enough to cause pain. Surface breaks and chips are not an emergency if they cause no discomfort. They can be treated with cosmetic bonding or veneers.
  • Severe toothache – If a toothache is keeping you awake all night, and over-the-counter pain medication is not helping, you need an emergency visit — even a weekend dental appointment may be in order. We can find the cause of your pain and take measures to remedy it.

Call to Book You Visit Today!

Of course, the best way to prevent emergencies is to wear a mouth guard when playing sports, practicing daily brushing and flossing, and attending regular dental exams and cleanings every six months. With weekend dental appointments available through Hue Dental, you have no reason to postpone preventive dental care.

Call 469.969.0149 today to reserve your weekday or weekend dental appointment with Dr. Tran. We’re happy to serve patients of all ages from Garland, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett, and surrounding communities.