Dental Tips Blog

Oct
27

Care and Maintenance of Your All-on-4 Denture

Posted in Dental Implants

Your new All-on-4 Denture has been a life-changer! Next on the list is properly caring for your All-on-4 Denture so that you can experience its benefits indefinitely.

Clean Your Denture

Anything in your mouth – whether your tongue, natural teeth, implants, or dentures – needs to be regularly cleaned to prevent harmful bacterial buildup. Bacteria can cause bad breath and irritation to soft tissues in the mouth. Just as with a regular denture, it is essential that you remove your All-on-4 Denture at night and clean it regularly. Give your mouth a chance to “breathe!”

Clean your denture with a soft denture brush and the cleaning products our dentist recommends. Using the wrong product can damage your denture or its metal attachments.

Freshen Your Mouth

Gently brush your mouth daily with a soft toothbrush and warm water. Make sure to thoroughly scrub your tongue, the insides of your cheeks, and the roof of your mouth. You may want to use an antimicrobial mouthwash to prevent bad breath, so ask our hygienist which products are right for you.

Maintain Your Implants

Even though it is not a natural tooth, an implant is still prone to failure because of gum infection. Prevent bacterial buildup and gum inflammation by gently cleaning around your implant abutments with a soft yarn or fluffy, fibrous floss. Some patients find a water flosser to be very helpful.

Make Office Visits a Priority

Your All-on-4 Dentures may seem invincible compared with natural teeth, but they still require maintenance through regular office visits. When you visit your dentist for a checkup, he will ensure that the gums are healthy, the dentures fit well, and the abutments and clips are up-to-date.

Posted on behalf of:
Dr. Farhan Qureshi, DDS
5206 Dawes Ave
Alexandria, VA 22311
(703) 931-4544

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