Patient Education Videos
What Is A Dental Implant?
Description: This video provides patients an overview of dental implants and why they are the best treatment option for missing teeth.
Dental Implants Process
Description: This video provides patients an understanding of what’s involved in a typical dental implant done by a Dental Depot specialist.
How Dental Implants Work
A dental implant replaces both the lost roots and visible crowns of teeth. Disregarded by other dental prosthetics (which only replace the visible parts of teeth), the roots of teeth are very important for maintaining healthy bone mass in the jaw. Once a tooth is lost, the jawbone is left unstimulated and will atrophy. Because dental implants are made from strong, biologically inert titanium, the bone surrounding the implant will generate new tissue and stabilize the implant. Once the implant stabilizes, a permanent prosthetic such as a dental crown or series of connected dental crowns (a bridge) can be attached to an abutment that slightly protrudes through the gums.
Once the crown and implant are secured, the patient’s smile is beautifully restored with a natural looking and – most importantly – functioning tooth replacement. The entire process from implant to placement of the crown typically takes six months to complete, although this can vary based on individual treatment needs.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer unique advantages when compared to other tooth replacement options. First, dental implants are exceptionally durable and restore oral function more than any other prosthetic dental option, even allowing patients to eat a full diet that includes difficult-to-chew foods.
Dental implants are long lasting. While dentures can lose their fit over time, dental implants can hold prosthetics firmly for decades, if not a lifetime.
Implants also are low maintenance. Unlike dentures, which require removal for cleaning, or bridges that might need water irrigation underneath their crowns, dental implants are cleaned by brushing and flossing, just like your natural teeth.
Lastly, dental implants do more than simply replace missing teeth above the gum line. They also act as an anchor below the gum line and stimulate the bone just like natural teeth would.
Schedule Your Consultation
No matter if you’ve lost one tooth or multiple, it’s worth exploring your replacement options, so schedule your consultation today! During your visit, our team will answer any questions you may have, provide information about the procedure and perform an exam to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
If for some reason you are not a candidate for dental implants, our team will suggest other tooth replacement options that might be better suited to your particular needs. Our team believes that no one should have to suffer an incomplete smile or the health risks associated with it.
How Often Should You Visit The Dentist? One of the most common questions we get from new patients is how many dental checkups they should get per year. The answer to this question largely depends on each individual’s health status and dental history, and therefore should be scheduled at regular intervals as determined by your
If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while or have been neglecting your dental hygiene, we want to reassure you that it isn’t too late to get back on track and prioritize your dental health. No matter what your age is, how healthy or unhealthy your teeth may currently be or when your
Top Causes of Toothaches If you’ve been experiencing a toothache, we feel your pain. The type of pain brought on when a tooth is distressed can make you feel absolutely miserable, which is why it’s important to figure out the root of the pain and get the proper treatment so you can feel better as
Absolutely phenomenal. Dr. Chen is a tooth magician and not afraid to tell you how it is and offer solutions that actually work. I’ve had the strangest situation with three of my front teeth while I’ve held of implants I’ve kept permanent wire retainer on the backside of the three teeth. I’ve seen in the past 10 years over a dozen dentists and orthodontists for solutions to hold me over until I could afford an implant.
I thought this year was the year for an implant then Covid-19 happened and so did lay offs. My previous 2 dentists compromised the strength of my retainer and it was in a dire situation when I walked into dental depot. I was either going to lose the tooth or risk a new retainer that was stronger and sleeker but potentially lose the tooth to how fragile the retainer and tooth were.
I have walked out after an hour of Dr. Chen genius finagling and tedious trial and error. I’m happier than I’ve been in a LONG TIME about my teeth. My new retainer finally has a wire after two years of glue that had slowly fallen apart! I HAVE A RETAINER! A tangible dental device that will hold me over for the handful of months I need it! I’m ecstatic. Seriously best dentist I’ve ever had.
He can consider me a staple in his business now for sure.
13/10 Highly Recommend, would go again.Kristyn D.7/30/2020
Went to get a bridge replaced as per Dental Depots suggestion. Set appointment had old bridge removed. Fitted for new bridge. Install temporary. No issues so far. Five days after visit temporary bridge comes out. Set new appointment, worked in just fine. Had temporary recemented. This time only stayed in one day. Very unhappy, I’m an OTR driver so to go to dentist takes me away from work. This quality of work is unacceptable!
Here’s an update, spoke with office manager today. Shared my concerns and she told me she would take appropriate action to make my bridge work for me. I feel a lot better today and am looking forward to the next step!!james o.7/24/2020
Our family LOVES everyone at the Dental Depot. They are so patient with our kids and do everything they can to make sure we are comfortable and taken care of. I came in while super pregnant and they went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable the entire procedure. Thank you Dental Depot. You guys are rock stars.Angela S.7/16/2020
I loved my experience with Dental Depot in The Colony! They were professional; had all of the latest x-ray technology; and followed strict Covid-19 precautions. The facility was spotless and the staff from front office to back office were friendly. Dr. Chen and my hygienist, Natalie, were fantastic. Dekema made the check in and out process a breeze! Highly recommended.Rochelle W.6/24/2020