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Tooth cleaning - a MUST, especially for implants

Professional teeth cleaning
Especially if you have dental implants, a professional dental cleaning every 3 months is highly recommended. This means an inspection of the teeth by the dentist plus the removal of hard and soft plaque with the help of ultrasonic devices and hand instruments such as scalers and curettes. The interdental spaces and areas below the gum line are also cleaned and hard and soft plaque and discolouration, such as smoker's deposits, coffee or tar residues, are completely removed with a salt blasting device ( Air-Flow ). Like real teeth, your implants are also affected by these deposits. Professional tooth cleaning is thus a main component of prevention against periimplantitis as well.

The perfectly cleaned teeth are then polished with small brushes and a polishing paste so that biofilm and plaque have a harder time settling on these very smooth surfaces in the future. Finally, the tooth surface is fluoridated. The patient receives information on the brushing technique and possibly also suggestions as to which toothbrush or toothpaste is best suited for them ( oral hygiene consultation ).

After the professional tooth cleaning, one should not eat any staining food, not eat for one hour and not smoke for at least three hours or preferably not at all. Such a professional tooth cleaning cannot be carried out by a patient and is tooth-preserving. It also greatly reduces or completely removes germs in the oral cavity. Rinsing the gum pockets with disinfecting solutions is very good for drastically reducing the number of germs here too.


What does a professional tooth cleaning cost?

The costs of a professional dental cleaning range from 60.-EUR to 180.-EUR. The large price differences arise because dentists bill according to the private fee schedule GOZ. As a private service, the costs of a PZR are not covered by the statutory health insurance funds. A few pay a proportion of the costs. A price comparison is also worthwhile here.

This preventive care through regular professional tooth cleaning is recommended by all dental and scientific associations. It should be carried out at least every six months. The frequency of preventive care is determined by numerous factors. Studies show that where you live and your lifestyle have a decisive influence on your dental health. For teeth that are active in caries or have periodontal damage, a PZR should be performed every three months. Dentists advise every 3 months, because then even slight brushing deficits - which we all have - are of no consequence.

Supplementary dental insurance offers partial or full reimbursement. 2/3 of the statutory health insurances cover a fixed subsidy. Private health insurances usually reimburse the costs completely. For older patients, declining dexterity and receding gums make dental cleaning more important than car inspection, as health and well-being depend on it.

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