Dental Implants Specialist

Glenmont Dental

Dentist located in Glenmont, NY

Whether you’re missing teeth due to poor oral hygiene, disease, or trauma, dental implants can benefit your oral health and enhance your smile. At Glenmont Dental in Glenmont, New York, Michael Conte, DDS, is a highly trained, experienced dentist and an expert in dental implants. Schedule a visit to the practice by calling and speaking with a friendly team member.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants mimic the function, look, and feel of your natural teeth. When you experience the loss of a tooth or several teeth, dental implants offer a durable option.

Before receiving your dental implant, Dr. Conte takes an X-ray to assess the site for your implants and determine if your jaw is healthy enough to support them. If not, he may need to perform a bone grafting procedure.

A dental implant is a post, usually made out of titanium, implanted into your upper or lower jawbone. The implant serves as an artificial root for a crown or another prosthetic tooth replacement.  

Once the implant procedure is complete, your mouth needs several weeks to heal before the new replacement tooth can attach to the implant permanently. When your implant has fused securely to your jawbone, Dr. Conte attaches the permanent crown or other restoration. 

During your consultation, Dr. Conte explains what to expect before, during, and after your procedure. 

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Not only will you enjoy your confident smile, but dental implants offer several more benefits, including:

  • Lasts a lifetime
  • Preserves your healthy jawbone
  • Won’t fall out
  • Can’t develop a cavity
  • Helps prevent decay of surrounding teeth
  • Helps retain your natural smile
  • Allows you to chew all foods
  • Restores proper speech
  • Durable
  • Comfortable

At Glenmont Dental, you receive superior care throughout the entire process of a dental implant procedure. You can trust Dr. Conte’s expertise and experience.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Whether you’re missing a tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants might be the right solution for you. It’s important that your gums and jawbone are healthy.

You might need dental implants if your teeth are:

  • Cracked
  • Broken
  • Chipped
  • Missing

Also, if you’ve had dentures and want another option, dental implants might be your answer. However, if your jawbone is weak or worn down, you may need bone grafting before you can receive a dental implant.

When you see Dr. Conte, he evaluates the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone and discusses all your options during your consultation. He’ll also answer any of your questions.

To learn more or to schedule a consultation, call the practice to speak with a friendly team member.