Cleanings

 

The conventional cleaning:  This cleaning is the treatment of choice when no dental restorations(crowns, bridges, implants ) are present. We will use an automatic ultrasonic to remove all the debris that sticks on your teeth.  After that we will use a manual instrument to fine tune. After we will polish your teeth with a polishing paste.

2.    The deep cleaning: This is indicated when the debris is under the gingiva. Gums are usually irritated and bleeding.  The patient cannot clean this debris because is very deep under the gums. For these circumstances we will need to numb the gums in order to remove the debris that is located under the gingiva.  Afterwards we will polish your teeth with polishing paste.

3.    The crown and veneer cleaning: This type of cleaning is like the conventional cleaning but focuses especially in between the interface of your porcelain restoration and your natural tooth. It is critical that this interface is clean for the long term integrity of the tooth. We will use instruments to avoid scratching your porcelains and fluoride paste to prevent caries around the interface of the porcelain and tooth. 

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4.    Crown-Implant cleaning: This cleaning is specific for your dental implants. We will use special instrument that will prevent scratching your implant abutments. This is critical for the long-term success of your dental implants. Having a smooth surface will prevent debris from sticking on your abutment crowns. If the surface gets scratched more bacteria gets trap on the implant abutment Afterwards we will polish your teeth and crowns with a prophy paste.

5.    ALL on 4 implant cleanings: This cleaning is specific for your dental implants. We will use special Instrument that will prevent scratching your implant abutments. This is critical for the long-term success of your dental implants. Having a smooth surface will prevent debris from sticking to your abutment crowns. If the surface gets scratched more bacteria gets trapped on the implant abutment. We will also use an ultrasonic under your permanent denture and once a year we will remove your permanent denture and do an extra cleaning with ultrasonic outside the mouth. We will reinsert your permanent teeth once it is clean.