17th May 2021

5 Post Treatment Tips for All on 4 Dental Implants

Making the decision to have All On 4 dental implants is one which you have likely been debating for a while, so when it comes to your treatment, ensuring that you take proper care of your new implants is important. After all, you have gone through a surgical procedure and tooth replacement treatment, so you want to help the longevity of your new teeth.

The success rate of dental implants such as All On 4 dental implants is quite high, with around 95 of treatments going well. Any implant failure which does happen often happens in the first few weeks following treatment and often can be totally avoided due to proper care. This is why proper post treatment care following All On 4 dental implants is extremely important to aid recovery and to allow your implants to heal correctly.

Here at Dental Solutions, we will support you every step of the way during and after your All On 4 dental implant treatment, including the recovery stage, so with this in mind, here are 5 post treatment tips to keep in mind.

Adjust Your Diet

Following your All On 4 dental implant treatment, it’s important that you change and adjust your diet to avoid any damage to your implants and to allow the implant sites to heal properly. Soft foods are best, as they are less likely to cause any damage and will require less chewing than chewy or hard foods.

Foods such as yogurt, pasta, soup and mashed potatoes are very easy to eat following All On 4 dental implant treatment and are less likely to get stuck in any gaps or healing sites. As your implants heal, you can gradually start to introduce harder and crunchier foods, but if you have any questions in regards to food and dietary choices following your All On 4 dental implant treatment, contact us and we can be of assistance.

Rest

A lot of patients tend to ignore the fact that they need to rest following All On 4 dental implant treatment, but this is a really important post treatment tip. If you don’t rest following your treatment, then you could experience complications or a longer recovery time afterwards. Depending on your job and the type of work you do, your recovery time following All On 4 dental implant treatment will differ. Typically, we recommend at least 2 days off, but up to a week may be needed.

Maintain Proper Oral Hygiene

One of the most important post treatment tips following All On 4 implant treatment is to maintain proper oral care and hygiene. Directly after your procedure, you should avoid any direct contact with the implant site and use a soft toothbrush to clean your teeth for a week or so following your treatment. If, after mealtimes, you notice any food stuck or trapped around your implants, then use a soft interdental brush to gently brush around the site and follow up with a salt water rinse, to ensure that all debris is removed and you’re cleaning the implant site.

Following treatment, a lot of patients believe that dental implants don’t require much day to day care, but you need to care for All On 4 dental implants the same way you would your natural teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss regularly, as well as using mouthwash once a day to ensure proper dental care and health.

Take Pain Relief

A large majority of our patients report that All On 4 dental implant treatment is a relatively painless procedure, but you might find that there is some slight discomfort and bruising in the days following. In the first few days after your implant surgery, it is recommended that you take some painkillers as and when needed and if you begin to notice some swelling or puffiness around your mouth, then cold compresses can help to reduce pain and swelling.

Keep In Touch Following Your All On 4 Dental Implant Treatment

After All On 4 dental implant treatment, the implants we use are just temporary and will need to be replaced once your implants have healed properly. During your healing period, we will keep in touch and ask you to come for checkups where we can monitor the progress. If you have any questions or encounter any problems after your treatment, then please contact us as soon as possible.

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