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Woodside Dentures

Woodside Dentures

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.

General Dentist Woodside
59-40 Queens Boulevard
Woodside, New York 11377
718-651-6155

Woodside Cosmetic Dentist

Woodside Cosmetic Dentist

Completely Change Your Smile with Woodside Queens Dentists

From routine cleanings and fillings to cosmetic dentistry, Michael J. Weiss & Associates is equipped to handle all of your dental needs. To help you understand more about our Woodside Cosmetic Dentist office, we have included brief descriptions of some of our most common cosmetic dental procedures:

Woodside Teeth Whitening

Tooth whitening, or bleaching, is a treatment you are probably already familiar with. Here your Woodside Queens dentist will brighten any teeth which are stained or discoloured. This problem is common amongst smokers, but might also be caused by medication or by regular consumption of certain foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, and red wine. Depending on the method you choose, treatment can be completed in a single appointment lasting less than an hour, up to a typical maximum of around two weeks. Your Queens Boulevard dentist will offer chairside treatments such as laser whitening, or alternatively, you might prefer to complete the course of treatment in the comfort of your own home using a professional home whitening kit.

Porcelain Veneers with Woodside Cosmetic Dentists

Woodside Restorative Dentist

Woodside Restorative Dentist

Gaps, chips, stains, or misshapen teeth can now be treated with wonderful results and very conservatively using porcelain veneers. Veneers are natural in appearance, and are a perfect alternative for patients wanting to make minor adjustments to the look and feel of their smile. Veneers are thin laminates or shells, typically porcelain, of approximately the same thickness as a contact lens. They are fitted to the front surface of your existing teeth, creating a uniform look. This is a popular treatment because the veneers themselves are both aesthetically and physically durable, maintaining their look and feel for a very long period of time. Veneers are one of the most popular Woodside cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Dental Crowns and Caps

Dental crowns – also known as caps – are artificial coverings used to reconstruct damaged teeth, restoring them to their original size, shape, and colour. This treatment requires two visits. Firstly, your Woodside family dentist will prepare the affected tooth by removing a significant part of it, leaving only its hard inner core in the form of a stump. A dental technician will then construct your permanent crown according to an impression of the affected tooth. During this time, you will be provided with a temporary crown. On your second visit, your permanent crown will be ‘cemented’ onto your original tooth. Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. Crowns also serve an aesthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance.

Dental Bridges with Michael J. Weiss & Associates in Queens

Dental bridges are very similar to dental crowns in terms of preparation, and in the materials and methods used to construct them. The primary difference is that, where dental crowns are used to reconstruct damaged teeth, dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. The teeth either side of the gap are prepared in much the same way as for a crown. The bridge is then fixed onto these two teeth, a hollow crown between them bridging the gap left by the missing tooth.

Woodside Queens Implant Dentistry

Dental implants are considered the most durable, functional, and natural solution for replacing missing teeth. Whereas a bridge will affect adjacent teeth, dental implants involve introducing a titanium post into the jaw, providing a stable root over which a crown can be placed. The results are permanent, leaving you with a natural-looking smile, and the confidence to eat the foods you love without worrying about sustaining damage to your reconstructed teeth.

If you are looking for a highly trained and experienced dentist in Woodside, Queens, you have come to the right place. Our dedicated staff will cater to all of your dental needs in a comfortable and patient focused environment. At our Queens Boulevard dental practice, you will receive the highest quality Woodside cosmetic dental treatment.

Woodside Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry
59-40 Queens Boulevard
Woodside, Queens 11377
718-651-6155

Healthy Teeth at Woodside Dentistry

Healthy Teeth at Woodside Dentistry

Successful Preventive Program at Michael J. Weiss DDS & Associates

Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where the intake of harmful foods is controlled. Our dental hygiene program at Dr. Weiss’ dental office is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored and manage periodontal disease. At the initial visit to our Woodside, Queens dental office, oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and reinforced at subsequent recall visits. The following are helpful recommendations for at-home prevention:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day in a circular motion with a soft bristled toothbrush aimed at the gum.
  • Floss every night in an up and down motion while keeping the floss in a U-shape and against the tooth surface.
  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid sticky sugary foods.
  • Eat a balanced diet.
  • Use antiseptic and fluoride rinses as directed.
  • Sealants placed on young permanent teeth

We recommend that you visit Dr. Weiss at his Woodside Queens Dental Office twice a year to receive your comprehensive dental exam and cleaning. These above actions with all aid you in maintaining healthy teeth and avoiding cavities or other oral diseases or infections. Call our office to schedule your next dental cleaning (718) 690-7719.

Best Dentist in Woodside NY
59-40 Queens Boulevard
Woodside, New York 11377