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American College of Prosthodontists issues guidelines on maintaining tooth-borne and implant-borne dental restorations

Patients with dental restorations such as crowns, bridges and veneers that are supported by natural teeth, as well as those with restorations supported by implants, can keep their teeth healthy with careful lifelong maintenance. Using the best level of available evidence, the American College of Prosthodontists, working with the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and American Dental Hygienists Association, recently published the first clinical practice guidelines for patients and dental professionals as they care for tooth-borne and implant-borne restorations.

“Patients with multiple restorations that are supported by natural teeth or implants need to know that professional and at-home maintenance is a lifelong regimen,” said Dr. Avinash Bidra, lead author of the guidelines, which are published in the Journal of Prosthodontics. “We are telling professionals what guidelines to follow and what to tell patients for at-home maintenance.”

Articles: Special Issue: ACP Clinical Practice Guidelines: Recall and Maintenance of Patients with Tooth-Borne and Implant-Borne Dental Restorations

Dental Recall and Maintenance Regimens: Toward an Evidence-based Philosophy for Care of the Prosthodontic Patient, Journal of Prosthodontics, doi: 10.1111/jopr.12428, published online 29 December 2015.

A Systematic Review of Recall Regimen and Maintenance Regimen of Patients with Dental Restorations. Part 1: Tooth-Borne Restorations, Avinash S. Bidra BDS, MS, FACP, et al., Journal of Prosthodontics, doi: 10.1111/jopr.12417, published online 29 December 2015.

A Systematic Review of Recall Regimen and Maintenance Regimen of Patients with Dental Restorations. Part 2: Implant-Borne Restorations, Avinash S. Bidra BDS, MS, FACP et al., Journal of Prosthodontics, doi: 10.1111/jopr.12415, published online 29 December 2015.

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Recall and Maintenance of Patients with Tooth-Borne and Implant-Borne Dental Restorations, Avinash S. Bidra BDS, MS, FACP et al., Journal of Prosthodontics, doi: 10.1111/jopr.12416, published online 29 December 2015.