We’re each only given one set of real, permanent teeth. Though they’re meant to last forever, more than 36 million Americans are missing all of their teeth according to the American College of Prosthodontists. If you’re one of the many of adults grappling with missing teeth in Phoenix, you do have treatment options to restore your smile with Aria Dental Implant Center.
Full dentures, implants, implant-supported dentures, and the All-on-4 dental implants are the best and most popular solution for men and women who need to rebuild and revitalize their smiles. Whether you lost your own teeth to tooth decay, injury, or disease, the following options could help you chew, talk, and smile wide once again.
Dentures offer an easy way to create a full smile once again. These removable appliances look like real teeth affixed to real gum tissue, but they’re actually made of a carefully constructed prosthesis.
Immediate dentures are made to be placed in your mouth immediately after any remaining teeth are extracted. They’re temporary dentures to help you maintain functionality as your gum tissues heal. After a few months, immediate dentures are replaced by conventional dentures for permanent use.
Though it may take time and practice before your dentures feel normal, they’ll help you perform basic tasks like laughing, chewing, and talking. Dentures may also help fill out the shape of your cheeks while you wear them as muscle sagging occurs with tooth loss. Patients often select dentures because they’re versatile and the upfront cost can be less than other more secure options. It’s important to note though, dentures will need to be re-fitted as your mouth changes, they don’t prevent bone deterioration and the overall cost can be comparable to dental implants in the long run. While dentures are an option, we strongly encourage patients to opt for dental implants if they are a candidate.
Unlike dentures, which simply sit suctioned along your gum line, dental implants are installed directly into your jawbone to fuse with your bone and replace the lost roots of your old, missing teeth. An abutment and cap (dental crown) are placed on the exposed portion of the implant to create the appearance of a real, natural tooth. In fact, implants look so realistic that most people won’t know the difference!
Implants are considered the best tooth replacement option typically because they offer so many remarkable benefits:
● Strengthen jawbone and prevent bone deterioration
● Look completely natural
● Remain in place for the rest of your life
● Offer the full functionality of real teeth
You can opt to receive a single implant or multiple implants to replace your missing teeth and regain a confident smile.
Implant-supported dentures combine conventional dentures with implants. Implants are placed along your jawline (how many are dependent on a case by case basis) to provide a way for the dentures to stay firmly in place. This is an excellent solution when most teeth are already missing or are mostly damaged as you can place less implants yet receive a new full set of teeth.
Implant-supported dentures or overdentures still strengthen your jawbone, help prevent facial sagging and give your new smile a permanent, sturdy base. Depending on the type of denture, you may have the flexibility to change and remove your dentures as needed or only the dentist will remove your denture for cleanings. It’s an affordable and reliable tooth loss solution. The drawback of this treatment is that the conventional denture does still have a full plate. Meaning it will cover the roof of your mouth.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 dental implants have created the best of both worlds for those missing all of their teeth. All-on-4 dental implants place as few as 4 implants in the upper and lower jaw. An upper and lower bridge are then fixed into place. There isn’t a full plate blocking the roof of ones mouth and, quite often, less bone is needed to secure the implants into place. This is great for patients already wearing dentures and/or for those with bone deterioration. Another benefit of the All-on-4 procedure is that less dental implants are often needed than with overdentures or traditional dental implants.
Phoenix Tooth Replacement Treatment
Aria Dental Implant Center understands that losing teeth can dramatically alter your confidence and quality of life, so our team is committed to providing the very best tooth replacement treatment options. Contact us to schedule your consultation today!
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