Do I still have to go to the dentist? By Dr. Meek on March 27, 2023

Coming to the dentist with your full arch restoration

Once your full arch restoration is completed, regularly visiting your dentist is an essential step in ensuring long-term oral health and stability. If you have opted for All on 4 implants, understanding your maintanence needs will be reviewed.  We will dive into cleaning and aftercare associated with this advanced full arch restoration technique. 

  1. Overview of All on 4 dental restoration 
  2. Daily care and maintenance practices for All on 4 restoration
  3. Potential risks associated with lack of cleaning and proper care for All on 4 restorations 
  4. Maintenance Plan to ensure long-term success of all on 4 restoration


All on 4 dental restoration is a restorative service that has revolutionized the dental industry. Unlike traditional methods of restoring teeth, All on 4 utilizes four dental implants to secure a set of new teeth in place, rather than individual implants for each new tooth. The end result is a full set of teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. This technique is ideal for individuals who have suffered from extensive tooth loss or severe tooth decay, and provides a long-lasting and durable solution. Scientific studies have shown that the All on 4 procedure has a high success rate, making it a reliable choice for those seeking a permanent dental restoration.


The All on 4 restoration is a popular dental treatment option for replacing missing teeth. However, proper daily care and maintenance practices are crucial to ensuring the longevity and success of the treatment. Patients should brush their teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and low abrasive toothpaste. Water flossers and interdental brushes are used regularly to remove any plaque or debris between the teeth and around the restoration. Patients should avoid overly hard and overly sticky foods that can damage the restoration or dislodge it. Additionally, regular visits to the dentist for cleaning and check-ups are necessary to monitor the restoration and maintain overall oral health. 


The All on 4 dental restoration has revolutionized the way people receive dental prosthetics. Its innovative design allows for a full set of teeth to be attached to only four implants, drastically shortening the recovery time for patients. However, with this convenience comes the potential for risks. A lack of proper cleaning and care for All on 4 restorations can lead to the accumulation of plaque and bacteria, which can lead to gum disease and even implant failure. It is vital that patients understand the importance of regular cleaning and maintenance to ensure the longevity of their dental restoration. It is also recommended that patients undergo ANNUAL routine dental checkups and cleanings with their dental professional to identify and address any potential issues early on. With proper care and attention, the All on 4 restoration remains a reliable and convenient solution for those seeking a full set of teeth.


Recall maintenance plays a crucial role in the longevity of the All-on-4 dental implants. Over time, the bridge that connects the implants to the abutments might get damaged or develop some issues. This is why it is essential to go for a recall maintenance appointment where your dentist will evaluate the condition of your All-on-4 bridge and implants. During the check-up, the dentist will assess the health and functionality of the appliance. Should there be evidence of biologic and mechanical problem, the bridge may need to be removed; therefore, the importance of the recall maintenance cannot be overstated as it ensures the longevity of your All-on-4 implant. 



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  • The American Dental Association
  • The Texas Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The Capital Area Dental Society

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