Many patients are relieved to hear that after dealing with tooth decay, tooth loss, and other dental problems, their All-on-4® dental implants are not susceptible to cavities. This can make implants an even more appealing tooth replacement option to create a beautiful, long-lasting smile. But getting All-on-4 from MOSAIC does not mean that you can become lax on caring for your teeth. Ongoing dental care is important to keep your dental implants strong and healthy.
Why Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Not Develop Cavities?
Plaque and bacteria in your mouth stick to your teeth and slowly eat away at the enamel and cause tooth decay. All-on-4 dental implants replace your natural tooth root with a titanium post, and your natural tooth with a porcelain, ceramic, or composite crown. These are nonporous, synthetic materials that do not deteriorate due to bacteria and infection. The titanium used for the dental implant is incredibly durable and noncorrosive, so it is not prone to decay either. Therefore, you do not have to worry about cavities with All-on-4.
Why is Good Oral Hygiene Important for All-on-4 Implants?
All-on-4 is not susceptible to decay, but other oral health conditions such as gum disease can put your new smile’s longevity and sustainability at risk. Dental implants are anchored to your jawbone and supported by your gums to hold a dental prosthetic such as implant-retained dentures in place.
Bacteria and germs can still affect your gums and cause gum disease or periodontal disease. This can cause your gums to pull away from the implant and jawbone, creating pockets where infection can develop. In turn, this can put the stability of your dental implants at risk and potentially cause them to fail or need to be replaced.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for reducing the risk of gum disease and other oral health conditions and keeping your new All-on-4 smile healthy.
Caring for Your All-on-4 Dental Implants
You should care for your dental implants just like you would your natural teeth. This means:
- Brushing at least twice per day or after each meal
- Flossing every day
- Rinsing your mouth with an antibacterial mouth wash daily
- Scheduling regular cleanings and exams with your dentist every six months
Taking care of your gums and replacement teeth can enhance your oral health and the success of your All-on-4 treatment.
Explore the Possibilities with All-on-4 Dental Implants at MOSAIC
All-on-4 dental implant treatment can restore your oral function and your confidence in your smile. Dental implants can provide you with a long-lasting solution that outperforms other tooth replacement options. Learn more about All-on-4 and whether they may be a good choice for you.