September 1, 2022
How to Take Care of your All-on-4 Dental Implants
All-On-4 is a dental implant technique where just four implants replace the upper or lower set of teeth.
These four Implants act as a support mechanism for placing a new set of fixed teeth. When it comes to missing teeth, people are choosing the All-On-4 dental implants as it’s one of the most effective solutions to improve their smile and dental health.
As effective as it is, this procedure requires healthy habits and thorough aftercare to achieve long-lasting results.
Pay Attention to your Oral Hygiene
Proper oral hygiene is an essential All-On-4 dental implant aftercare tip, both immediately after the procedure and as part of your daily oral care.
Use a soft bristle toothbrush to clean your teeth after the procedure.
Use a Waterpik to flush out food that may be trapped around or under the implants.
Brush your teeth twice a day (at least).
Floss once a day.
Use an antibacterial mouthwash once a day.
How to Clean the All-On-4 Dental Implants:
Brushing and flossing after each meal, especially under the bridge. Brush your dental implants at least twice a day.
Clean the insides of your cheeks and tongue to remove oral bacteria and odors.
Use an electric toothbrush for more effective cleaning.
Attend professional cleaning appointments and dentist’s check-ups.
Follow the Aftercare Instructions
Here are some aftercare instructions that your dentist may give, and you should not take for granted:
Take the pain medication prescription given by your dentist.
Sleep with your head slightly elevated for the first few days (it avoids excessive facial swelling)
Apply ice packs to the sides of your face if you feel discomfort.
Make sure to rest to avoid complications or a longer recovery time.
Eat soft foods such as soups or smoothies and stay hydrated.