PMTC Maintenance (cosmetic & preventive)

What is PMTC?

PMTC stands for “Professional Mechanical Tooth Cleaning”. The biofilm inside mouth is called plaque and it matures little by little. As the plaque matures, bacteria that cause caries and periodontal disease colonize the tooth. Matured biofilm cannot be removed by just brushing. The cleaning method to remove the biofilm from tooth surface with special machine and tool is called PMTC. Smoothening tooth surface also prevents reattachment of stain. PMTC allows for prevention of caries, prevention and amelioration of periodontal disease, strengthening of tooth structure, and removing of color stain to keep teeth glossy and clean.
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Prices
Standard course7,000 yen for 30 minutes
Special course10,000 yen for 45 minutes
Enrich course14,000 yen for 60 minutes

We don’t recommend patients during periodontal disease treatment to take “Special course” or “Enrich course”, which are difficult to work if plaque removal rate by own brushing is less than 90%. In addition, scale accumulated under gum which causes periodontal disease cannot be removed completely by PMTC alone. We think that removing scale completely is precondition to get the most out of PMTC to maintain preventive and cosmetic effect.

Gum bleach

We receive many requests for whitening of gum after bleaching teeth. Here is the process of gum bleach we offer.

(1) Before treatment

We can bleach the gum stained connaturally, with age, or caused by smoking.

(2) During treatment

During treatment, we apply and osmose the chemical we developed with medical office at university on gum. While the treatment is rarely painful, you may feel a slight prick.

(3) Shortly after treatment

Shortly after treatment, the gum becomes white.

(4) 24 hours after treatment

The gum becomes darker a day after treatment. Food with a strong flavor should be avoided.

(5) Three days (72 hours) after treatment

New gum in bright pink comes out under discolored gum.
You can get gum in fresh pink after a week depending on an individual.

Price:

15,000 yen for one jaw, 30,000 yen for both jaws

Generally, single treatment is enough to make the gum fresh. However, you can have the treatment again to make the gum more beautiful for the same fee. Feel free to contact us.

 

Dental caries treatment and direct filling of hybrid ceramics

About direct filling of hybrid ceramics

Direct filling of hybrid ceramics is the treatment method to remove only caries and fill the cavity with organic glass which contains tooth-like ceramics. This method can minimize the amount of tooth to be shaved and tooth-friendly. Compared to plastic filling covered by insurance, hybrid ceramics is harder and therefore requires high skills to fill. As the dentist’s techniques influence the result, not many dentists adopt this treatment.
We have many examples of treatments and therefore recommend with confidence.

 

Difference between direct filling method and silver-plugged tooth

As for silver-plugged tooth with dental technique, good tooth needs to be shaved much to fix the silver filling. However, good tooth is hardly shaved in direct filling method.

You usually have just a single treatment for direct filling method as it is unnecessary to take an impression of teeth. We use hybrid ceramics made from organic glass called super-hard resin and ceramic powder, which is as hard as tooth and transparent, having aesthetic quality. We use Gradia Direct or Majesty by Kuraray. Whether hybrid ceramic direct filling treatment is possible or not depends on part and state of decayed tooth, so please contact us. This method is not suitable if the cavity is large.

Prices of hybrid ceramic direct filling:

45,000 yen for bicuspid tooth, 55,000 yen for molar tooth (Not including tax)

* Prices vary for tooth surface and size. This method is not covered by insurance.

 

Advantages of hybrid ceramic direct filling

– Good tooth is hardly shaved
– Treats in a short period of time as it is unnecessary to take an impression of teeth
– More transparent and glossy compared to plastic filling covered by insurance, and hardly discolors keeping aesthetic quality
– Harder and less liable to cause deterioration of bonding surface compared to plastic filling covered by insurance (Hardly adhered with bacteria and less likely to cause caries)
– Gives no metallic allergy as no metal is used for treatment

Disadvantages of hybrid ceramic direct filling

– Not suitable for large cavity
– Expensive than treatment covered by insurance
– Treatment time tend to be long

Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

 

Hybrid ceramic inlay

About hybrid ceramic inlay

Hybrid ceramic inlay is the filling made by dental technician after taking an impression of teeth. This filling can be used for large cavity unlike hybrid ceramic direct filling. In addition, its physical property is more stable as it was baked at high heat at dental technical factory.

We use Estenia C&B by Kuraray or Targis as material of filling. They are made from ceramic and organic glass, having hardness of ceramic and viscosity of resin, excellent in color tone and strength. Compared to plastic or silver alloy filling covered by insurance, they are excellent in aesthetic quality and tooth-friendly.

Prices:

60,000 yen for bicuspid tooth, 70,000 yen for molar tooth (Not including tax)

* Prices vary for tooth surface and size. This method is not covered by insurance.

Advantages of hybrid ceramic inlay

– Can be used for large cavity unlike hybrid ceramic direct filling
– Less likely to discolor compared to filling covered by insurance
– Gives no metallic allergy as no metal is used for treatment

Disdvantages of hybrid ceramic inlay

– Less durable compared to all-ceramic
– Treatment time tend to be long as it is necessary to take an impression of teeth

Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

 

e.max, the newest material

About e.max

e.max is the newest material made of most advanced ceramic material. It is excellent in strength and aesthetic quality. Although not many hospitals use this material as it was released a few years ago, we have many examples of treatments and therefore recommend with confidence.

Comparison with commonly used crown

e.max binds original tooth and crown chemically and you can expect stiffening effect of unification.

Material of e.max

Lithium disilicate (glass ceramics) that is a component of e.max has proper hardness and neither wears down nor damages interlocking natural tooth. It increases life-span of the natural tooth and can be used safe and comfortably. In addition, its bending strength (cracking resistance) is 400MPa, four times higher than commonly used ceramics.

MaterialBending strength

(cracking resistance)

All-ceramics80-120MPa
e.max360-400MPa

 

Difference with traditional artificial tooth

Traditional artificial tooth is made by mixing ceramic powder and water, and then baking in high heat. Impurities in water and dust in the air sometimes cause impurities and bubble in the artificial tooth, which leads color muddiness and deterioration of strength due to incomplete bonding. On the other hand, no impurity mixes in e.max which uses ceramic block manufactured in the clean room of a factory. As a result, high purity artificial tooth can be stably produced. e.max blends seamlessly with neighboring tooth as it has a wide array of colors and also transparent. Especially the boundary with gum is like of natural tooth, having good aesthetic quality.

Prices:

e.max: 90,000 yen for bicuspid tooth, 100,000 yen for molar tooth (Not including tax)

Zirconia inlay: 100,000 yen for bicuspid tooth, 110,000 yen for molar tooth (Not including tax)

* Prices vary for tooth surface and size. This method is not covered by insurance.

Advantages of e.max

– High strength and durability

– Reproduces color, transparency, and intensity of natural tooth

– Bonds to natural tooth strongly and less likely to get cavities

– Has proper hardness and doesn’t damage natural tooth

– Gives no metallic allergy as no metal is used for treatment

 

Disadvantage of e.max

– May be affected by the color of natural tooth (solvable by using glue which blocks color)

Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

 

About noise canceller

Noise canceller – hospitality for senses with BGM

Not many can bear whining drill grinding tooth at the dentist.
You would be scared even just imagining that.
We have made the unpleasant sound of the drill hardly heard by patients through the effect of BGM.
We offer headsets for your use.
The healing music played through headsets has the same frequency as drilling noise to make certain sound hardly heard, which is also called “masking”.

 

Treatment time without stress

We provide comfortable treatment without stress thanks to healing music to shut off drilling noise. However, you can hear the voice of staff as the frequency of human voice is cut off.