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CUSP-TIP: CLEANING AFTER TRY-INS

One of the most common questions we are asked by new customers is “After intra-oral try-ins, how do you clean Zirconia Kinder Krowns®?” For years our customers have simply been cleaning the intaglio with water spray to remove blood and debris. If they find dried blood that’s not easily removed, they use a cotton swab with alcohol to clean it. The mechanical retention eliminates the need for a second set of crowns that are only to be used for try-ins.

If you’d like to take things a step further, a recently discovered cleaning method is to wipe the intaglio of the crown with gauze that is soaked in 5% sodium hypochlorite. After wiping the inside of the crown, rinse with water, followed by air drying. The concept is that NaOCl breaks down the phosphate groups from saliva and blood, so they can no longer bond to the crown’s surface. There are also several different cleaning pastes that you can use to clean the bonding surfaces after try-ins.

As Todd Mayclin, CDT, CEO best put it, “Our customers tell us that they want things simple. What’s simpler than using the actual crown you will be cementing?” If you’d like more information or a free sample kit, call 877-557-6967 .

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