Traditional dentures need to be replaced every five to ten years to ensure optimal function. One of the many benefits of treatment using the All-on-4 implant denture system is that these tooth replacement prosthetics last two decades or longer with proper care. When it comes to keeping your All-on-4 denture looking and feeling great, the power is in your hands. With a great oral hygiene routine and regular appointments to see the dentist, you may just be able to keep your All-on-4 denture for a lifetime.
Choosing the Best Dentist
First, you’ll want to take time to find the best dentist to perform the procedure. Ask the dentist about his or her All-on-4 implant training. You should also ask about their past experience with these treatments. Many dentists also offer before and after images of their successful All-on-4 implant treatments to help you learn more about what to expect from treatment in their office. In addition to their training and experience, you should also feel comfortable talking to the dentist to ask any questions you may have, discussing financing options, and reviewing your treatment plan to ensure 100% confidence.
Properly Caring for Your Smile
By far the most important factor in keeping your All-on-4 denture functional for years to come is your daily care at-home. You will need to brush at least two times each day to remove plaque and tartar buildup. For best results, you’ll want to brush or at least rinse your teeth between meals to remove food that can get left behind when you’re through eating. You need to clean around the implant post using a specialized flossing tool or water flosser to remove plaque buildup between the gum and denture. Every six months, you should visit the dentist for a six month dental exam and teeth cleaning. We can typically identify developing oral health issues before they lead to implant failure.
Maintain Whole Body Health
Because your oral and overall health are so often connected, it’s essential to stay healthy. That should include proper nutrition to maintain the healthy bone and soft tissue to support the All-on-4 denture. This should include eating a wide range of nutritious foods and getting plenty of exercise. If you notice any signs of concern, let our team or a medical physician know right away, so we can start helping you feel better immediately.
Meet the Vero Implant and Esthetic Dentistry Team
At Vero Implant and Esthetic Dentistry, we offer a wide range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services as well as advanced services like All-on-4 dentures. Whatever your dental care needs, call our Vero Beach dentistry practice to schedule your dental care appointment today. We look forward to helping you achieve and maintain your healthiest, smile and keep it for a lifetime.