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
I had wonderful experience when i visited for deep cleaning. The Hygienist Miss Richanna was very professional, gentle and listens patiently to all your concerns. I had bad experience earlier with other dental office and when i shared that and raised my concerns, she remembered them and made sure that i wont face those issues when she is operating on me. I am happy to say that from now on Dental Depot is home for all my dental needs.Balasuresh K.3/22/2020
I was so pleased with the kind and friendly greeting when I walked in. The entire staff so excited to have me there and treated me with respect. They all took very good care of my dental needs. Perfect in every way of dental care. Very impressed with just how clean the place is. I loved the trains, and the pictures on the wall, very comfortable atmosphere. So happy to find a new dentist home.Judy F.3/22/2020
At 29, you would think the fear of going to the dentist would have worn off... unfortunately I never grew out of that. Until I started going to Dental Depot of the Colony I sporadically, at best, went for my check ups for dislike of being there. While Im still not fond of the dentist chair, I absolutely love this office and feel safe and secure in Dr. Chen’s hands. Him and his staff always work to make sure that I feel comfortable and receive the best possible service. I highly recommend.Jill W.3/02/2020