Full dentures, conventional or immediate, are used when all your teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some of your natural teeth still remain. A conventional denture is ready to be placed inside your mouth when your gum tissue has started the healing process, and about 8 to 12 weeks after your teeth have been removed. Immediate dentures have been made in advance and can be positioned as soon as your teeth are removed. Our Woodside Queens general dentist wants to be sure that you do not have to be without teeth during the healing period. The goal of Dr. Michael J. Weiss is to help our patients function as active, healthy, adults, and educate you on the advantages of dentures. Tooth loss can be incredibly improved with dentures, as well as enhance your well-being and appearance.
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A denture is a removable prosthesis replacing some or all of the missing teeth in your dental arch. Over several appointments, the denture development process takes about three to six weeks. Once Dr. Weiss determines what type of appliance is best for you, measurements and a series of jaw impressions will be taken. From these impressions, wax forms, models, and plastic patterns will be made, in the exact shape and position of your denture. Our Woodside Queens general dentist will have you try this model on several times and the denture will be evaluated for color, shape, and fit before your final denture is cast.
Dentures may not be real teeth, but you need to take care of them as if they are. Before removing them, you should brush your dentures to remove food particles and plaque. Once your dentures are clean and have been removed, you should immediately place them into a denture cleaning solution or room temperature water. Hot water may warp your dentures so should never be used. Dentures may also get damaged by attempting to adjust them yourself, so you should always seek help from our Woodside Queens general dentist if they feel uncomfortable or loose. Dr. Weiss, along with our well-educated staff, are committed to providing a personalized patient experience. We will work with you so you can make an informed choice as to whether dentures are best for you.
Dentures are removable appliances used to replace missing teeth, and they are a common tooth replacement option for elderly patients of Woodside general dentist, Dr. Michael Weiss. Patient receive dentures to replace missing teeth, but more importantly to aid in digestion, enhance a smile, and increase chewing capabilities. At the dental practice of Dr. Weiss & Associates in Queens, our dentists offer two different kinds of dentures, complete and partial dentures.
Complete dentures are used when all the teeth on either jaw are missing. Partial dentures are used when some teeth are missing, but some remain. Partial dentures are important because they also prevent your remaining natural teeth from drifting over time. Depending on the type of denture that works for your specific dental situation, you can plan on visiting our Woodside dental practice several times to complete the entire process. After an initial consultation with our Woodside Queens dentist, Dr. Weiss, we’ll take molds of your mouth and accurate measurements to ensure that the dentures fit as well as possible. If you’re receiving a partial denture, we may need to modify your existing teeth. The next few appointments will be denture fittings. During the different stages of denture fabrication, you’ll come into our office and try on the denture. This way we can ensure that the artificial teeth are the proper color, the shape of the teeth matches your remaining teeth and it is positioned correctly for your smile.
If you have missing teeth and would like to replace them with complete or partial dentures, come visit Dr. Michael Weiss & Associates in Woodside, Queens for a consultation.