Teeth can develop tartar – hardened plaque. This substance becomes lodged at the base of the teeth, or just above the gumline. This tartar cannot be removed with standard brushing or flossing, and requires professional removal, called tooth scaling. This service is performed with a special dental tool that breaks up the tartar and removes it, smoothing the tooth enamel.
Removing tartar with tooth scaling is highly beneficial, as it protects the teeth from developing cavities, and wards off gum disease. At Hillock Family Dentistry in Modesto, we will thoroughly examine the condition of your teeth to determine if tooth scaling should be performed to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong.
The primary reasons for considering an All-on-4 are obvious. You will regain the functional benefits of natural teeth and improve your general oral health. You will regain a healthy-looking, natural smile and the confidence and ease with others that comes with that.
Are you missing one or more teeth? If so, you’re far from alone. It has been estimated that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. A single tooth implant offers you the opportunity to replace a missing tooth with a permanent, fixed tooth that looks and functions exactly like a natural tooth. You’ll be able to care for your implant in the same way as you care for your other teeth.