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Dr. Arman Torbati DDS.

➤ Harvard & USC Graduate
➤ Associate Professor at USC
➤ Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
➤ Prosthodontist, Cosmetic & Implant Dentist

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11600 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 300
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone: 310.553.3428
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How Do I Care for my All On 4 Dental Implants?

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All On 4 Dental Implants are one of the best solutions for improving your smile quickly. However, because it involves a high cost and invasive surgery, getting dental implants requires an investment, both in time and money.

Dental Implants are as close to real, natural teeth as you can get, but they require additional attention and care to ensure your smile stays beautiful. If you’re going to get All On 4 Dental Implants, you need to know how to properly take care of your new teeth.

Caring for All On 4 Dental Implants vs. Natural Teeth

We all know that taking care of natural teeth involves brushing twice a day and flossing regularly. However, when it comes to dental implants, you’re not dealing with natural teeth. With All On 4 Implants, you also have a prosthetic gum line.

This means your care will look differently than before getting your implants. However, it is still just as important for you to have the right care plan.

You can still brush your All On 4 Dental Implants the same way you would brush your natural teeth. However, you also need to pay special attention to where your implant meets your natural gum.

When you have dental implants, it’s also important for you to have regular visits with your dentist. A dentist can clean your implant locations better than you’re able to, helping to maintain your smile.

Tips for Cleaning Your All On 4 Dental Implant

With a dental implant, it’s particularly important to clean around and underneath your implant. One great way to do this is with a water pick.

A water pick uses pressure and water to rinse away food particles that can get stuck between your implant and natural hum. Just place the nozzle between your gum tissue and the implant and spray water under the prosthesis. Be sure to flush your mouth from both directions, pointed towards your tongue and towards your cheek.

You can also use a specialized flossing tool with a straight, pointed edge. Using the straight edge, floss between the implant and dislodge any trapped food. You can also try and angle your toothbrush under the prosthesis to clean underneath it.

When brushing, you need to be conscious of the tooth paste you are using. If you have an acrylic titanium All on 4 Dental Implants, you should avoid tooth paste all together. The tooth paste can scratch the acrylic, but it does not scratch porcelain and zirconia models. If you have natural teeth and acrylic titanium dental implants, you’ll need to switch your toothbrush halfway through.

Follow Your Dentist’s Advice

When you get All On 4 Dental Implants, your dentist will give you a care plan that tells you exactly how you can care for and maintain your new smile. Be sure to follow those instructions. Make regular appointments with your dentist to ensure your All On 4 Dental Implants are properly cleaned and healthy.

If you have any additional questions about caring for your All On 4 Dental Implants or you need help taking care of your implants, contact your Los Angeles dentist. Arman Torbati DDS would be happy to assist you through any problems or questions you might be having.

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