Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Glenmont, NY

Stay Informed On Your Dental Care

Glenmont Dental prides itself on helping you stay educated not just on dental services you want to complete, but other aspects of dentistry you may not have considered. No matter what concerns you might have, chances are we’ve answered it before. Below, you’ll find a handful of some of these questions as well as our detailed responses for your convenience. If you have another question that isn’t listed, let us know and either Dr. Hammond or a team member will be ready to help.

How often should I visit for a checkup?

We recommend coming for a checkup at least every six months. When you visit, we’ll perform a detailed exam to catch any early signs of developing dental disease as well as clean away any plaque or tartar that’s appeared since your last appointment. If you need additional treatment to address dental issues, we’ll create a plan during this visit.

Will my dental crown look natural?

Our restorations are designed with esthetics and function in mind, so you can have confidence once your new crown or other restoration is placed. We also offer Emax and Zirconia materials to create a natural appearance following your procedure.

Can I replace my metal fillings?

Metal fillings do not have to be replaced by default. However, if you’ve noticed issues with your amalgam fillings recently (i.e. discomfort, sensitivity, looseness etc.) or they are very old (over 10 years), schedule an exam with our dental office so we can take a look. We provide tooth-colored fillings to restore teeth damaged by cavities.

What’s the best way to replace a tooth?

If you are considering tooth replacement, you’ll want to take note of all your options ahead of time. While traditional solutions like dental bridges and dentures can be quicker and more affordable than dental implants, they don’t offer the same longevity or function. No matter what treatment you choose, we’re happy to design a custom restoration to help you rebuild your smile.

Do you accept my dental insurance?

We are in network with many different dental insurance companies, though each policy can differ. Our team is happy to provide more information upon calling us. Please be prepared to provide the company name, group number, member number and information for the primary member.

Can I visit for a dental emergency?

Our front desk team is happy to schedule your emergency appointment. They will assess your pain and symptoms and schedule you to be seen as soon as possible.