Cavities are something that no one wants to deal with. Especially if you’ve had a difficult oral health history and you’ve suffered from many cavities throughout your life, you know how painful and frustrating they can be to deal with. And truth be told, cavities are one of the main causes of tooth loss.
If you have loose, missing, or diseased teeth, you’ve likely considered various tooth-replacement options such as All-on-4 dental implants. Traditional dental implants and the less-invasive All-on-4 option are the preferred modalities used by our doctors at SF Oral Surgery to restore full oral function and aesthetics in San Francisco patients who are struggling with declining oral health. But how do these dental implants hold up to common oral health conditions like cavities? In this blog, we will talk more about the All-on-4 dental implants option and how susceptible they are to cavities.
Can All-on-4 Dental Implants Get Cavities?
Most patients of our doctors are happy to hear that you cannot get cavities when you have All-on-4 dental implants! Because your natural teeth and tooth roots have been removed and replaced by a titanium rod, no decay can happen. Bacteria and infection cannot penetrate the titanium used in All-on-4 dental implants, so you won’t have to worry about cavities anymore! However, don’t let this news make you think that you won’t need to practice proper oral hygiene to care for your mouth. After all, you still need to take care of your gums.
Can My All-on-4 Dental Implants Be Affected by Other Oral Health Conditions?
While you cannot get cavities in your All-on-4 dental implants, our doctors always stress that their San Francisco patients must continue to practice proper oral hygiene in order to ensure All-on-4 dental implants success. If you do not properly care for your implants, your gums could be affected.
Gum disease is detrimental to All-on-4 dental implants. Because this disease affects the gums, it doesn’t matter how strong the implants themselves are. When the gums become infected, they will begin to pull away from the All-on-4 dental implants, and your implants will no longer have the support they need from the gums. And as the gums pull away, a perfect pathway to the jawbone is provided where bacteria and infection can set in, weaken the bone, and therefore put your All-on-4 dental implants at risk. That’s why it’s so important to properly care for your implants as directed by our doctors.
Make Sure You Practice Proper Oral Hygiene
Our doctors always equip their patients with the knowledge for how to properly care for All-on-4 dental implants after their placement. A huge benefit of this tooth-replacement option is the fact that they are very easy to care for. In fact, San Francisco patients will just need to care for them as you did your natural teeth by:
- Brushing twice a day
- Flossing once a day
- Using antibacterial mouthwash once a day
- Visiting your general dentist for regular cleanings and check-ups twice a year
Let Our Doctors Help with All-on-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 dental implants are an amazing, natural-looking tooth-replacement option that offers San Francisco men and women the opportunity to regain full oral function.
If you’ve been considering these implants as a solution to your loose, missing, or diseased teeth, don’t hesitate to call our doctors in San Francisco today at (415) 776-6710 to book your initial consultation.