How To Clean All-On-4 Dental Implants: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

All-on-4 dental implants are some of the best advancements in modern dentistry. They’re an easier, more affordable way to replace teeth lost to decay or injury, but they can still be a bit finicky to keep clean.

Fortunately, you can use some simple tricks to make cleaning your new teeth easy and convenient. Here’s what to do:

The Good

Cleaning All-On-4 dental implants can be more complicated than cleaning your natural teeth. The reason is that the implants are not connected to the muscles in your gums, so they don’t move when you brush.

You should use a toothbrush and dental floss to clean around them, but it’s essential to avoid putting too much pressure on them when you’re doing so. After brushing, you should also use warm water to rinse any remaining debris from the mouth.

If anything is stuck between the implant and gum tissue around it, use a toothpick to remove it (but don’t poke too hard).

The Bad

It’s important to take good care of your All-On-4s, so that you can be confident in their ability to last you a lifetime.

You may have heard that mouthwash is terrible for your implants, but it’s true: mouthwash can contain alcohol, which is unsuitable for your implants.

Similarly, flossing can be hard on your gums, and since All-On-4s are placed so far back in the mouth, it’s easy to damage them when flossing too vigorously or incorrectly (i.e., pulling out of place).

Finally, stay away from water picks as well–they’re too abrasive on implant surfaces and could cause corrosion over time if often used enough!

The Ugly

When cleaning your All-On-4 dental implants, there are some things you need to be careful of. 

First and foremost, you should never use an ultrasonic cleaning machine on your dental implants because they can damage the implant itself. You must also be careful with how much water temperature you use when washing them; too much heat can cause damage. 

Additionally, when brushing around the base of your All-On-4 dental implants (and anywhere else in your mouth), it’s important not to use too much pressure because this could cause cracks or chips in the porcelain coating, leading to infection later down the line! Lastly: flossing is essential but also tricky when working with fixed bridges like these–flossing between teeth will inevitably pull out some pieces from under the bridge where food particles tend to avoid getting dislodged by routine brushing alone.

Cleaning All-On-4 Implants Can be Tricky

Cleaning All-On-4 dental implants requires a bit more care than usual. Because they are made of metal and other materials, they are more likely to be damaged by cleaning solutions and tools, improper cleaning techniques, and improper storage.

The good news is that there are some easy ways to avoid these problems:

  • Use only a gentle solution like warm water or an antibacterial mouthwash when brushing your teeth daily. Avoid harsh products like bleach or peroxide. If you have questions about which toothpaste is best for your mouth, talk with your dentist first!
  • When it’s time for flossing (which should happen once every day), try using waxed dental floss instead of unwaxed flosses because they tend not to shred as quickly when used around implants–and trust us here when we say “shredded” doesn’t sound very appealing!

All-On-4 with Dr. Andres De Cardenas

The All-On-4 dental implant treatment by Dr. Andres De Cardenas provides a cost-efficient, simple solution for patients to repair or replace their missing and damaged teeth.

The All-On-4 procedure is an advanced dental implant treatment that can be used in cases where multiple tooth replacements are necessary. It involves placing four dental implants into the jawbone and attaching two or more prosthetic teeth onto those implants. This allows patients to avoid having to undergo multiple surgeries that would be required if they were only replacing one tooth at a time.

If you’re ready to improve your smile and feel confident again, call us today to schedule a consultation!