Dental Implants in Glenmont, NY
Are missing teeth causing you to hide your smile and avoid your favorite foods? You don't have to live with the discomfort and embarrassment of an incomplete smile. At Bethlehem Town Family Dental, we offer dental implant restorations, a tooth replacement option that allows you to eat, smile, and speak with confidence.
In the past 25 years, dental implants have proven to be the most effective option for replacing missing teeth, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry estimates that as many as three million Americans now have dental implants. A dental implant feels very much like a natural tooth, won’t get a cavity, and, if cared for properly, may last a lifetime.
The Dental Implant Process
Unlike other replacement options such as bridges or dentures, dental implants act as a replacement root. The implant is a small titanium post that’s surgically placed in your jaw by an oral surgeon. We’ve built strong relationships with top specialists in the area and will communicate with your surgeon to ensure a smooth implant process.
After the implant is placed, the bone gradually heals and attaches to the implant in a process called osseointegration. This simply means that the titanium post is absorbed by surrounding bone and tissue, forming a secure and stable bond.
Once healing is complete, Dr. Henry will attach an abutment to the implant. This piece acts as a connector, securing the root portion of the implant to the dental implant crown. We’ll take an impression that will be sent to a dental lab to create a new crown. The customized crown is the third part of the implant and it's the part you see in the mouth. Dental implants can also be used to secure bridges and dentures.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants have become so popular because they provide many benefits:
- You’ll look better, which will restore your self-confidence.
- Dental implants allow you to speak clearly and confidently.
- With their stable design, you’ll be able to eat the foods you love.
- Since implants are so durable, they provide a long-term solution.
- Implants feel more natural than bridges or dentures.
Call Us to Learn More About Dental Implants
If you’re considering your options for tooth replacement, we’ll be happy to talk to you about dental implants. Dental implants are very effective for many people, but we won’t know if they’re right for you until we perform a thorough exam.
You probably have a lot of questions about the dental implant process. We want you to have all the information you need to make a decision that you feel comfortable with. We’ll be happy to thoroughly discuss all of your options and guide you toward the one that is just right for you. Please call our Bethlehem Town Family Dental office and we’ll help you arrange a convenient consultation.