All-on-four Aftercare

How to look after a full mouth of dental implants once we’ve finished with the All-on-4 procedure.

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Maintaining your All-on-4 implants

All-on-4 is a popular tooth-replacement option because they look and feel completely like natural teeth – and they are just as easy to look after too.

Pairing our 98% implant success rate, with our knowledge and expertise, we can assure you that you will be in the best of hands – even after your treatment.

Here are our post-operative instructions to increase the longevity of your All-on-4 implants and what you should do to maintain them throughout your lifetime.

Cleaning your implant for the first time after surgery

In the first few weeks following surgery, use a very soft toothbrush to avoid putting extra strain on the implant site, which may be sensitive and tender.

If your final prosthetic has not yet been placed, avoid the area until it is fully healed. Be careful to clean the surrounding teeth, as plaque can build up around the site, which may delay healing or irritate the area.

After your procedure, the implant dentist, typically Dr Sehmi, will advise you on how best to clean your new prosthetic.

Cleaning your All-on-4 bridge is slightly more complex.

Maintaining your dental bridge should prioritise:

  • Clearing any food from the bridge
  • Get rid of bacteria on and under the bridge
  • Prevent bacteria from collecting and hardening

Follow these cleaning tips:

  1. Use floss to clean under the bridge after every meal
  2. Use an oral irrigator to clean underneath the bridge
  3. Use an electric toothbrush twice a day
  4. Brush your tongue and cheeks to help clear bacteria and mouth odours

Visiting a hygienist every three months will ensure that your teeth and mouth receives a deeper clean.

Book hygiene appointment.

One of our expert hygienists will also be able to advise you on the best way to clean your implants, provide you with the right cleaning products and advise you on any concerns or issues you may be having.

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Treat your prosthetic just like you would real teeth

If maintained properly, implants can last as long as a natural tooth would (forever). Though your implant is not a real tooth, and cannot decay, cleaning implants is just as important as cleaning your natural teeth.

Both natural teeth and implants rely on healthy surrounding gum tissues for support and strength.

Plaque can present itself on implants too and needs to be removed daily to maintain a fresh breath and healthy smile. 

If left unremoved, plaque build-up around the implant can cause an infection called peri-implantitis (gum disease for implants). However, removing daily plaque build-up and keeping your teeth healthy is very easy.

Giving the implant the best chance at survival

  1. Clean your prosthetic twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush
  2. Use a low-abrasive toothpaste
  3. Brush under and around the implant tooth
  4. Using an interdental brush, clean areas in between the teeth and places that are hard to reach
  5. Floss daily where possible
  6. Use a water pick (oral irrigator)
  7. Visit a hygienist every 3 months

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