Guidelines for the maintenance of complete dentures have been talked about for years, without the availability of an agreed body of literature and expert opinion upon which to base our recommendations. This position has just been changed by a publication that comes from the American College of Prosthodontists, that has been published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, and shortly to appear in the ACP Journal also.
As a Vancouver dentist and prosthodontist, I have a number of complete denture patients who ask why they need to have their prosthodontic work brought back for an adjustment service or recall examination. The short answer is that once your natural teeth have been removed there can be significant shifting in the mouth that causes the dentures to fit less than optimally.
An important part of our practice is about educating patients so that they fully understand the work that is being performed and what they hope to expect as a reasonable outcome. Beyond this, we want our patients to become raving fans of our work and spread the word to others who may have a similar need. Dental implants are a great example of a service we provide that provides dramatic life-changing benefits to individuals, no matter what age they may be.
Smoking wreaks havoc on your teeth, gums oral hygiene, dentures, dental implants, and just about everything else associated with the mouth. If you thought that lung cancer and other lung-related maladies were the only things you had to worry about as a smoker, read this article.
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Dear Dr. Stevenson-Moore,
I wanted to thank you for your kindness and patience this year when I came running to you for a second opinion, reassurance and answers. Once more you came to my rescue. We really appreciate the help you've given us and the time you've taken over the years of my treatment to explain and make sure we understand what is happening and what can be done.
We are both very grateful,
Sincerely,-L.& D. from Vancouver
Dr Peter Stevenson-Moore and his staff are friendly, careful and attentive. I am always impressed by their level of personal service the quality of the work performed. I always feel like I am a priority and important.
- Hubert L. from Vancouver
Dr. Peter Stevenson-Moore's Office is a place where I go with assurance that the job will be well done. My bite is correct, my teeth now contact correctly. My new teeth look absolutely great. I am very pleased with my new natural look. I am much more confident that I will not have a problem with my new crowns. I am confident that I received the best dental advice available. The expertise from implant to crowns is well detailed using proven technology. Aesthetically, the crowns look like natural teeth. Thank you.
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In appreciation of your commitment to the pursuit of perfection and the restoration of my articulation. Such commitment is rare, and a blessing to your patients. At last, I can die laughing (but not yet).
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