Maintenance procedures for patients after complete fixed prosthodontics.

Balshi TJ, Mingledorff EB.

J Prosthet Dent. 1977 Apr;37(4):420-31.

The philosophy of dental disease control has been discussed. Various devices used in the elimination of plaque have been listed and discussed. These include dentifrices, brushes, flosses, devices for holding and carrying floss, stimulating devices, disclosing solutions, and water irrigating devices. The responsibility for complete and thorough restorative therapy is shared by both dentist and patient. The treatment is not final when the restoration or prosthesis is inserted. Ongoing physiotherapy in the form of a rigid plaque-control program will influence the ultimate success or failure of any restorative treatment.

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