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How To Clean Dental Implants Including All on 4, 6, Zirconia Bridges

Dental Implants are NOT teeth.  They are a “replacement” for teeth.  Because of this, cleaning dental implants is different than cleaning your natural teeth.  The biology of the gums around an implant is very different than what is found around natural teeth.

Of course you have to brush, but should you floss, Waterpik or use other cleaning adjuncts?

You might be surprised at what I have to say in this video!!!

Upper/Lower "All on 12." A connected bridge like this requires more than just brushing and flossing. Note the design contour on the gum side of the bridge.

Some cleaning methods can promote bone loss around an implant (Peri-Implantitis) making it worse.

Underside of one of the prettau bridges shown in the x-ray image. Note the smooth, convex surface design.

Home care of your single tooth, full mouth implants, Prettau zirconia bridge, all on 4, 6,  etc  are covered in the video.  3D lab design is critical for making your teeth easy to clean and self-cleansible.  Connected teeth bridges and abutments are also discussed.

Final Full Mouth Prettau Implant Bridges that are shown on this post. Ramsey Amin, DDS

Your comments, questions and concerns are welcome.

Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
Fellow-American Academy of Implant Dentistry

8 thoughts on “How To Clean Dental Implants Including All on 4, 6, Zirconia Bridges

  1. I have a question. I have a denture on my top and 3 implants on bottom with a front bridge. 1 implant on my left side and 2 on the right. I had pain on my right side and went to a periodontist / implant Dentist he took x-ray and said I have a lot of bone loss and a infection. So he gave me amoxicillin and wants me to come back in a week and clean around the implant and put a liquid anti biotic where the infection was. He said it could save my implant for a year or maybe 4 years. It is very expensive and I do not see what it will really do. Can you PLEASE tell me if this is a waste of money being I have bad bone loss and will eventually loose my implant anyway. What do you think??

    1. If you caught it (infection) early there is a chance for saving the implant, I guess. I was not so fortunate as I waited for about 2 years -just thinking that my gums bleed where there was already infection eating deeper at the bone. Be early!

  2. Please help me. I am hoping that you can refer a qualified dentist to help me in Colorado Springs’ CO.
    Any names would be so appreciated 😔
    Thank you so much,
    Stephanie
    719-373-4067

  3. I have 4 implLants on top and 4 on bottom. My dentist.has had me returning to his office weekly and sometimes twice a week for adjustments. Teeth that
    I was fitted wit h is too big for my mouth and I don’t have room for food. I ant taste food.they arebUlky. They wobble from side to side and iI bitesomething with my middle teeth they fall down I back on both sides. I have trouble talking with them. They just do not fit my mouth. It is so embarrassing as they fall down in my mouth when I am talking to someone. Hews nts to screw. Them in but the way they are made food getsunder them while I a. Eating and I haveto stop eating and wash my teeth. I would love getting adixedzironia bridge on a medal bar. How many more implants would I need and can you give me an approximate estimate on whatI need to have done.

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Dr. Ramsey Amin has extensive experience in surgical and restorative implant dentistry. As one of only less than 400 Diplomates of the American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID) he is considered an expert, and board-certified in dental implants. He is a former instructor at the UCLA School of Dentistry.