Are All-On-Four Dentures Different from Traditional Dentures in Chandler?
Have you recently experienced a significant amount of tooth loss in Chandler and are unsure of the next steps? Extensive tooth loss can happen for any number of reasons, such as age, disease, or trauma. No matter the cause – complete tooth loss can leave you feeling embarrassed, overwhelmed, and with less than ideal dental function. While traditional dentures have been the primary choice for years in replacing an entire arch of teeth, dental implants have proven successful for delivering a solution closest to natural teeth.
In even more recent years, an implant system known as All-on-Four dentures was developed as a way of supporting a denture on just four dental implants. Wondering how traditional dentures and all-on-four dentures differ? All-on-Four dentist Dr. Mark Arooni dives into the specifics below. To start your journey toward a new and improved smile, you can schedule a private consultation at our Chandler, AZ practice today by visiting us online or calling (480) 855-1200.
How Traditional Dentures in Chandler Work
Traditional dentures in Chandler are a type of restorative device designed to replace a full set of teeth on either the upper and/or lower jaw. Made from the highest quality materials, these devices can improve the health and aesthetics of your smile. Each set is fashioned from materials intended to match your former teeth and provide acceptable durability. Impressions taken in-office are sent to a dental lab where your denture will be fabricated in about one to two weeks. Traditional dentures rest directly on the gums and are secured with suction and an adhesive. Dentures should be removed nightly for cleaning and should not be worn while you sleep.
Since dentures are only secured with suction and adhesion, traditional dentures have a tendency to shift and slide, especially when eating. This can create an awkward clicking sound or even result in an embarrassing encounter with the denture completely falling out. Because of this, individuals have increased anxiety when dining out publically. Due to the bone degeneration associated with significant tooth loss, traditional dentures should also be replaced every five to seven years to maintain an optimal fit.
What’s So Great About All-on-Four Dentures?
But what if you could replace your missing teeth with a device that securely stays in place while enjoying all your favorite foods? This is where All-on-Four implants make their debut. Dental implants at Mark Arooni DDS in Chandler are small screw-like posts that are inserted into your jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. While dentures typically need to be supported by at least six to eight implants, the All-on-Four implant system uses just four strategically placed dental implants. And as an additional benefit – your implants and denture can be placed all in a single appointment. That means you can enter and leave the dental office with a brand-new smile in just one day.
All-on-Four also does not require any other preliminary procedures, such as bone grafting or sinus lift surgery, as is often the case with conventional dental implants. Why? All-on-Four dentist Dr. Mark Arooni in Chandler uses 3D imaging and planning software to find the densest and healthiest jawbone tissue so as to deliver adequate implant placement.
An All-on-Four denture both looks and operates much like natural teeth Your implants will function as former tooth roots and keep the jawbone stimulate so as to counteract bone loss. Unless the restoration is damaged, All-on-Four dentures are built to last a lifetime.
Meet with an All-on-Four Dentist Today
If you are interested in replacing an entire arch of teeth, we encourage you to meet with All-on-Four dentist Dr. Mark Arooni today to discuss your options. Please contact our Chandler, AZ practice today online or by calling (480) 855-1200.