Your guide to All-on-4 aftercare
Everything you need to know about looking after your new teeth
All-on-4 dental implants are the most effective replacement teeth for those suffering from dental disease or damage. Invented in the 1990s, All-on-4 dental implants minimise downtime after surgery, and is often recommended as a less painful alternative to traditional bridge dentures.
If you have All-on-4 dental implants, you’ll need to follow a careful regime to keep your new teeth clean. You’ll need to take special care to clean your gums, as food can get stuck around the areas where the bridge is attached. Having said that, it’s not much different from what you should do to take care of natural teeth.
At The Point Dental, our dental practitioners have specialised in the All-on-4 denture technique. We use Nobel Biocare implants — which have been extensively studied for All-on-4 treatment.
How to clean All-on-4 dental implants
To keep your All-on-4 dental implants clean, and your gums healthy, you need to:
Just like with natural teeth and other dental implants, you should brush twice a day. For maximum effect, use an electric toothbrush for 2-3 minutes. Most electric toothbrushes emit a buzz when it’s time to stop brushing. Make sure you brush right up to the gum line.
Take care of your gums
Flossing is a necessary step in good oral hygiene, as it helps get rid of food which gets trapped between teeth, but it’s not the most effective method if you have dental implants.
Instead, use a water flosser. It’s up to two times more effective for cleaning All-on-4 dental implants, when compared with string dental floss. It removes up to 99.9% of plaque, and keeps your gums healthy.
Once you’ve finished using the water flosser, you can go the extra mile and use a GUM Stimulator. Designed by dental professionals to promote healthy gums, it stimulates blood flow. The rubber tip massages the gums, helping to dislodge food particles and reduce dental plaque between teeth.
Book regular check-ups
Most dental practitioners will recommend at least two check-ups per year to ensure your implants are healthy and maintaining correct placement. During these sessions, your dentist can also clean your implants, and remove plaque and tartar deposits.
Why people choose All-on-4 dental implants
Many people who need replacement teeth may suffer from bone loss. Due to the nature of All-on-4, it preserves your jaw bone, and can be placed without causing further bone loss.
All-on-4 is also the least painful and most effective way to restore your smile. The procedure takes place over 3 days, and recovery is minimal compared to traditional dentures — which involve up to a 12 month healing period.
The implants are permanently fixed to a bridge in your mouth, so you don’t need to worry about taking them in or out. It is the closest thing to having your natural set of teeth.
Is it expensive?
Some people balk at the price of All-on-4 dental implants at first, but when you compare it to the ongoing costs of traditional dentures, it’s actually the most cost-effective option.
The total cost starts at $19,500. But this is a once-off payment. And, at The Point Dental, we’ll give you a fixed cost which includes follow-up appointments for up to 6 months after surgery.
We also offer different payment options, including an interest-free payment plan, and can help you apply for early access to your superannuation for dental work.
Why choose The Point Dental
At The Point Dental, we pride ourselves on using industry-leading technology and treatment procedures to effectively provide the best dental care possible. We offer a range of treatment options, and specialise in providing All-on-4 implants, using certified techniques by the MALO Institute — the creators of the original All-on-4 concept.
Our team is highly experienced in helping patients suffering from dental fear. We have an on-site general anaesthetic facility so we can offer various levels of sedation, all covered by Medicare.
To find out more about All-on-4 dental implants, book a free consultation with our experienced team of dental practitioners. We’ll give you comprehensive advice on the procedure, including aftercare tips.