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.