Implants are tiny titanium posts surgically placed directly into the bone of the jaw. Dentures are fabricated in a laboratory and are removable. Dentures come in either complete or partial types and are used to replace missing teeth. Implants are permanent, stable anchors for an artificial tooth. At Michael J. Weiss & Associates,
our Woodside dentist uses implants to replace missing teeth when needed. Implants are an affordable and safe option for tooth replacement.
Dental implants are first placed in the jawbone during a surgical procedure. The implant is given a healing period of a few months. During this time, the patient is instructed to eat only soft foods. At the end of the healing process, the artificial tooth is placed over the implant site, and the procedure is finally completed. Patients can go back to eating and drinking normal foods after the healing period is over. Implants also never again need a filling, and will never need a root canal. Our Woodside dentist recommends patients come in for follow up visits after their implant procedures.
Dentures are made in advance and not fitted with the mouth can be either immediate or conventional. The dentures are made after teeth have been removed or when there are missing teeth present. Conventional dentures are ready for mouth placement 8 to 12 weeks after tooth removal. Immediate dentures can be placed by our Woodside dentist once teeth are removed. Immediate dentures do require more adjustments to fit correctly and are a temporary solution while your conventional dentures are being made. Partial dentures are usually replacement teeth that hold the denture in place in the mouth, and are used in cases where one or more natural teeth are still in the jaw. For more information on dentures, implants and teeth replacement, call Michael J. Weiss & Associates today.