How to properly care for the All on 4 / All on 6
Patients may have swelling, bruising, soreness, or discomfort following surgery. The patient will be given medication by the doctor. Some individuals who are not in pain do not require pain medication, which is natural. Immediate dental bridges are fixed bridges; the patient does not have to take them out and put them back in like removable dentures, therefore tooth brushing and maintenance must be done and maintained just like the patient's natural teeth, at the very least brushing. 2 times in one day.
After the swelling and pain after the procedure have subsided, the patient will gradually adapt to and become more comfortable with the new teeth. Patients should use a water toothbrush, water floss, dental floss... at this time.
- Use a soft toothbrush and water flosser to clean your teeth twice a day. Brush the inside, outside, and chewing surfaces of the dental bridge.
- Use an interdental brush or dental floss after brushing your teeth. Your doctor may recommend specific cleaning aids designed to clean around implants.
- Don't smoke and avoid drinking alcohol before, during and after surgery.
- Change your toothbrush every 3 months.
- Use mouthwash prescribed by your doctor three times daily for the first 2 months. For the next 4 months, continue using mouthwash continuously for 1 week (3 times per day) each month.
- Regularly re-examine and clean your teeth at the dental clinic every 6 months.
- DO NOT touch the implant with your fingers or tongue.
Eat and drink
It is important after surgery that patients should eat soft foods such as fish, noodles, eggs, milk... in the first 4 months to avoid affecting the healing process and bone integration on the implant.
- Avoid eating hard foods, ice, candy, nuts, etc.
- Comply with taking all the medication you have been prescribed.
- The more you take care of your jaw, the better your chances of successful implant surgery. Try to eat only soft foods like noodles, rice, fish, bananas, smoothies, etc. for at least the first 4 months after treatment. You can add foods like pasta, meat and vegetables but make sure they are cooked until tender. Your food should be easy to cut and easy to chew for you.
- From the first 4 months onwards, patients can eat harder foods, even bite apples, nuts, bread, chocolate...
Follow-up After Treatment
- After doing All - On - X, the patient has to get used to and adapt to the new bite, with new aesthetics and pronunciation, so in the first 6 months after the bridge treatment, the bridge may break or loosen, the patient need to return for re-examination and bridge repair at the clinic.
- Because the All On 4 immediate denture is attached immediately after implant placement surgery, 3-5 days after surgery when the implants have not yet stabilized and osseointegrated firmly enough, the doctor only tightened 30% of the screws. abutment, so after 6 months, the patient needs to have a follow-up examination to have the jaw examined, adjusted, and tightened to 100% of the screws to restore the entire jaw.
- The purpose of using All on 4 dental bridge material made of high-strength acrylic resin is because this material is light, has good elasticity and force absorption, so it meets the criteria of being light, beautiful and reduces the load on the implant. , ensuring optimal function and longevity of your dental implant and the goal of maintaining a lightweight structure to avoid overloading the implant.
- In case the plastic tooth is dropped or damaged, the patient can go to the dentist for repair; The repair is quite simple.
- 4-6 months after surgery, the patient must have a follow-up examination to check whether the implant as well as the new bridge are in good condition, as well as re-check the function, bite, aesthetics and pronunciation of the All On jaw 4. At this time, the initial dental bridge can also be removed immediately to repair the gum surface as well as adjust other factors (if any)... and at this stage the patient can have a permanent ceramic bridge ALL On 4 added. (2nd tooth bridge).
- The patient must have periodic re-examination and maintenance of the All on 4 function, taking films. . . All patient bridge corrections must be performed twice a year
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How to take care of the All on 4 jaw at home:
To properly clean your All-on-4 implants, follow these steps:
1. Brush your teeth: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste to gently brush the surfaces of the implants, including the gum line, twice a day. Pay attention to the need for more thorough cleaning of the contact area between the implant and the gum.
2. Clean the joints: Because All-on-4 implants are fixed and cannot be removed like removable jaws, cleaning the space between the implants is very important. Use dental floss, an interdental brush specifically designed for implants, and a water flosser to clean these areas.
3. Use mouthwash: Wash your mouth with a doctor-recommended antibacterial mouthwash. This helps kill bacteria and maintain oral hygiene.
4. Regular dental check-ups: patients need to see a doctor for professional cleaning and oral health check-ups every 6 months. The doctor can examine the implants, clean hard-to-reach areas, and address potential problems.
5. Re-examination, warranty and professional bridge maintenance at the dental clinic: 6 months after surgery, it is necessary to re-examine the patient so that the doctor can check whether the implant as well as the bridge All on 4. At the time of surgery At this point, the doctor will tighten the screws of the original All on 4 bridge, can also remove the original bridge to clean around the implant and upgrade to a porcelain bridge.
6. Nutrition plays an important role in the first 6 months after all-on-4 therapy: The patient must eat soft food (vermicelli, pho, soup,...) in the first 4 months to get used to the feeling of chewing with the new prosthetic jaw and create stability of the jaw.