We have set the photos up as a slide show, if you press on the photo, you can proceed slide by slide and read the captions to get an idea what we did for the day.
The final dentures are back from Eliason Dental Lab and boy, do they look great! The dentures go in a little tight. Mike liked the idea of leaving them tight, and I agreed, knowing that I would see him in 24 hours for the routine denture check when we could start adjusting out the sore spots. Unfortunately, because of transportation issues we were not aware of, Mike was not able to come in for another week. I think it was a long sore week for him. If I had known about his transportation issues, I would have done things differently.
We send Mike home with a Fixodent® Denture Wearer Orientation Kit. We discussed denture adhesives. At the time, I thought he would not need any denture adhesive on his upper denture, and maybe just a tad on his lowers to hold them in place. We send Mike home to take them out for a test drive.
D Day is here — Delivery Day! Mike gets to take his dentures home.
Some minor adjustments are made before delivering the dentures. We are always very careful to make sure they are comfortable. We will have several more visits to adjust out the sore spots.
The final set is pretty close to what we had in the Wax Try-In visit last time.
Photo from the side showing how the upper and lower teeth engage. Everything looks ideal.
On the upper arch, we had Mike chew on articulating paper, to check on where his denture is chewing.
Looking at the lower arch, we had Mike chew on articulating paper, to check on where his denture is chewing.
If you look real closely, you can see that tooth No. 9 has dropped a bit. I know during denture fabrication that teeth can shift in the final stages. Some of our patients like having teeth that are set irregularly because they look more like “normal” teeth, and some patients would prefer that they be set to optimal perfection. If Mike prefers, I can take a sanding disk and polish No. 9 to make the two central teeth perfectly symmetrical.
Taking some final photos.
AND just a few more photos.
Just a few more photos.
Mike has a beautiful smile …
. . and a wonderful laugh!
We always send our patients home with a Fixodent® Denture Wearer Orientation Kit. The kit comes with a denture bath, denture cleanser tablets, 0.35-oz tube of Fixodent Adhesive, Oral-B denture brush and an information sheet on how and why to use an adhesive. The kit comes with a Denture bath, Denture cleanser tablets, 0.35-oz tube of Fixodent Adhesive, Oral-B denture brush, Information sheet on “how and why to use an adhesive”.
The upper and lower denture fit at their optimal best. Sometimes it may be necessary to get a little help from some dental adhesive to hold the dentures in place. Before Mike left, I placed a light coating of Super Wenets Denture Adhesive Powder on his lowers only.
We are done! Now Mike needs to take them home and eat with them.
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Everyone in the office was so thoughtful and nice. Dr. Medina was as well. He asked very important questions during my first visit that made me feel confident he listened to my answers and was willing to meet all my needs. In the end,, we came up with a great dental plan that also included Invisaline for straightening my teeth. I am very excited!!read more
ANOTHER GREAT VISIT! I have been going to Seasons for quite awhile now, and every visit just gets better and better. It seems like every time I go they have new technology or a new trick to make my visit smooth and painless, while providing cutting-edge care. Kim was awesome as usual and my cleaning was quick and didnt hurt a bit. THANKS SEASONS OF SMILES.read more
Everyone that works here is passionate about the job they perform and the Dr. Is a perfectionist ! The Quality Dental Program alone is an affordable plan to consider and this office offers it. Check them out !!!!read more
My husband and I have been patients at Seasons of Smiles since 1999. I cannot say enough about how comfortable and confident we are as patients. The entire office is kind, competent, and skilled. We are always totally trusting and satisfied with our treatment from the time of the phone call to leaving the office. The entire office is responsive and without fail follows up. We highly recommend this office. You will feel like well cared for family, as we do.read more
I stopped in to Seasons of Smiles Dental while I was vacationing in Camden this summer to get an opinion on some dental work, and get my teeth cleaned. Dr. Medina and his staff were all very friendly and helpful, they got my teeth cleaned up and answered any questions that I had. I will definately continue to see Dr Medina and his staff at Seasons of Smiles Dental.read more
Camden Maine is one of my favorite places to visit. Part of the excitement is going to get my teeth cleaned at Seasons of Smiles. Dr. Medina and his staff are always so welcoming and they make you feel like family! From Nellie’s cheery hello to Samantha’s exper-teeth cleaning, Seasons of Smiles is the best in every way!read more
I have never been to a dentist that is so friendly, personable, and professional! Dr. Medina and his staff are an absolute pleasure to work with and do amazing work! They make you feel extremely comfortable while being in the chair and any time you need them they are there! I am beyond thrilled to be their patient and know I am in wonderful hands with them! I highly recommend anyone looking for a dentist in the mid coast area to go to Seasons of Smiles!read more
I had my first cleaning in a longgg time here, so safe to say I was very nervous. I can’t express how comfortable they made me feel throughout the whole X-ray, cleaning and quoting process. Will definitely recommend them to anyone who will listen!read more
Seasons of Smiles has always been a great office with excellent professionals, thorough work and a caring attitude. I moved away and still travel back every 6 months for my cleanings and work because I just love this office!read more
As you know, I'm an individual who makes tartar on my teeth overnight so I visit the Seasons of Smiles frequently; I spend a lot of time with Kim Pedersen who is both a good hygienst and great teacher. I highly recommend this practice. They want you to be a happy patient and they work to make that happen!read more
I'm not a fan of the dentist let me start there. But I went in was greeted but a friendly staff who got me everything I needed and once I was in the chair Dr. Medina and his staff did everything they needed to figure out the best plan to get my teeth back on track I am super happy with my decision to go here and cant wait to see the end result when all is said and done.read more
I GOT A CROWN IN ONE DAY!! I was dentist shopping after recently arriving in Camden. Luckily, this was the first (and last) office I called. It was one of the best dental experiences I've ever had. Dr. Medina's office is the perfect blend of professionalism and family warmth. They explained everything to me and helped me understand all my options. Ultimately, we decided a crown was the best option--both dentally and financially--to get a crown. Allow me to repeat myself: I did not wait 3 weeks and two seperate visits for a crown. I, LITERALLY, GOT A NEW CROWN IN ONE DAY. He mills a custom crown for you in the office. I've found my dental office for life. Hopefully he's not planning on retiring anytime soon!read more
Dr. Medina and his whole staff have been way over the top to our whole family. Today the TEAM took the time to assure my son (13) who was pretty nervous about his appointment and make it comfortable for him. And all this on top of the excellent dentistry we have experienced over the years! We are blessed to be patients of Dr. Medina and his knowledgable staff! Thank you all! This was my post 6 years ago...and again today we are still receiving caring attention and excellent dental care. Knowing our family and caring for us like family. Our favorite dentist!!read more
I never have a hesitation when I have to make an appointment for Dr Medina and staff... they are all great and make you feel so comfortable. Would highly recommend if you are in need of a new dentist!!read more
I came in with a dental emergency and encountered a very professional team totally committed to making my patient experience a positive one. Looking forward to utilizing their services for all our future family dental needs.read more
Clean inviting living room- like waiting room, friendly technicians, state-of-the-art dental technology, and a gentle dentist. Who could ask for anything more? I was always afraid of dentists because of past unpleasant brutal experiences. Dr Medina's office however, is a Good Practice. No need to fear here. They know what they're doing. 🤗read more
Definitely the best dental experience I've ever had for as far as easy relaxing explaining everything to very good place to go I'd highly recommend them they've taken good care of me over the last few yearsread more
I love the whole crew at Season of Smiles. They do wonderful work, and truly care about your health & well-being. It’s always the most pleasant experience and the staff are some of the kindest people you will meet!read more
I had an excellent experience. The staff was professional and friendly putting me at ease for what could have been a painful procedure. My tooth was pulled quickly and with very little discomfort.read more
1. I am a tourist and needed ER assistance. The office called me on Sunday to see me first thing Monday morning! 2. Michelle and Dr. Medina saw me immediately. 3. Expert care, friendly, and fixed a difficult dental problem. 4. I was shocked by the low fee charged for their work. 5. What was outstanding to me was the respect and kindness all staff showed and spoke to one another and to patients. Really a lovely atmosphere.
Dr Medina and his staff are amazing! (and super funny) Michelle and him were great with me today! I get a little anxious to be at the dentist but they were so nice and made me feel better about being there! Also Nellie is always there to greet you with a smile! Thanks again guys!!! :)
I am someone who gets very nervous/anxious before having any dental work done. But at Seasons of Smiles I was made to feel very comfortable, and was treated very well. Michelle is amazing, and just the nicest, most professional person, and Nellie is super friendly and greets you with a smile! Dr. Medina and the rest of the staff is also very kind, understanding, and friendly! A great dental office all around!
Every bit what the reviews stated! Everyone was very kind and nice. Very helpful with the info I requested, and several options available to pay for services. Dr Medina was very kind and caring, made me feel at ease. His smile assures you! Look fwd to my next visit! Ty Seasons of Smiles!! 😀👍🏻
I have always received excellent care from skilled professionals at Seasons of Smiles Dental. During my latest visit I benefitted from newly introduced cutting edge technology. A thoroughly pleasant experience. Update. I had another appointment today 1/23. The process and outcome met all my expectations. Genial treatment in congenial surroundings.
Took my son here for his first visit ever. They were super patient, kind and involved him in everything which made the visit AMAZING! At three years old you never know how it will go, and they made it easy. We will definitely be returning here in 6 months. THANK YOU ALL!
Seasons of Smiles has a kind, knowledgeable staff with all the cutting edge technology for a superior dental experience! Dr. Medina made my husband a crown in ONE DAY with his new Glidewell milling unit. After all, who has time to wait for three weeks for a crown? Getting it made and placed in one day was AMAZING! We'll be back!
When I see the dental care providers at Seasons of Smiles I feel that I’m being seen as an individual and am receiving excellent care. I appreciate their consideration of my preferences and their creative suggestions for management of my dental care needs. I’ve been a patient of this practice for more than 20 years and have never considered going elsewhere. My daughter travels 2 hours back to Camden to have dental care at Seasons of Smiles!
I was referred by a friend to Dr. Medina at seasons of smiles. I have not been to the dentist in a very long time and was uneasy about going to a dentist. Dr. Medina, Michelle and Samantha and the whole staff were amazing. Never been treated so well, never seen such good prices. I left so happy I went, relieved I went to them. I can't wait to go back! Thank you all!
I recommend going to Seasons of Smiles for the total experience of being taken excellent care of and for a dentist's office that is completely pleasant and warm. You will be feeling like family when you have dental work done! Bravo!
After my initial visit in February, I thought I was finished with my teeth for a long while, but today I found myself back in the chair with a chipped tooth! The good news is that the trip to the dentist isn't a pensive as it used to be since I am now a patient of Dr. Medina. He's the best, and love Michelle, and Nellie. I wonder if they realize how important their work is? I for one am grateful. See you guys soon to get this chip tooth fixed!! Can't wait! (not really)
I cannot recommend Dr. Medina and team enough! I've never had a bad experience with them. They've always made me feel comfortable with every appointment. So glad I switched to them years ago! Thanks Kim for another comfortable teeth cleaning experience!
Fantastic! I always have a good feeling when I leave the office. My last visit was very successful and kind of fun! We played musical chairs! LOL I was in and out in record time and my problem was fixed. Thanks Michelle! Always nice to visit with you Nellie, we always have a laugh together.
5 stars in spite of the fact the dentist is not my favorite place to go. My great experience started from the initial call to Nellie...working with my availability and making it happen. Dr. Medina and Michelle were amazing. They made a difficult visit as easy as they could with sincerity and compassion. I will definitely be making the call to completely change my dental provider to Seasons of Smiles.
Best experience I've ever had at any type of doctor or dentist. The staff was more than accommodating and went above and beyond to make my children and I feel comfortable. Dr. Medina was awesome. Highly recommend this office.
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the staff at Seasons of Smiles. Everybody is friendly, kind, and knowledgeable. Dr. Medina and Michelle were so patient and gentle with my seven year old daughter. Thank you for the great care.
Kimberley Pederson is great! She hears my concerns, encourages my own efforts to improve my dental health, and then helps me plan next steps. They have been great providers; Dr. Medina is a wizard at crowns, and he also hears my concerns. Excellent care all around.
Dr Medina and his staff always treat me with the utmost courtesy and respect. They are upfront and honest about the treatment needed. I've had some pretty bad experiences with dentists in my past but at Seasons of Smiles I am always made to feel comfortable and cared about. Thank you all so very much for such great care.
Everyone there is very professional. Always fits me in when necessary . The office is always spotless. The hygienist is very thorough and gentle. Nellie is always pleasant and a great first person to represent the office when people come in !!!!
(this is Diane) I have been using this office for the past 17 years. I have never once even considered finding someone else to be my dentist. They are kind, smart, dependable, and fun! Thank you for making all my fears vanish!
They were so great about getting me in same day because I was in so much pain. The staff was super nice and so passionate and patient. They took the time to hear my concerns and really cared about the fact that I was in pain and not just another check coming in. Dr. Medina was so nice and thoughtful, patient and kind. That is the kind of person you want taking care of your teeth!
My family has been going to Dr. Medina for many years. Nellie has always been so accommodating with making the appointments for the whole family. She calls and sends out reminders for the visits. She is friendly and is happy to see you when you walk into the office. Our hygienists ( We have seen Kim and Michele) are kind and are very gentle. They care about you when you are in their chair and make you feel at home. Dr. Medina always comes in at the end of every cleaning. He goes over any treatment plan and spends time going over any questions that you have. He cares about you as a person, not just another patient. Seasons of Smiles even sends out birthday cards with all of their signatures. My family has always had great experiences and we will continue to be patients of Seasons of Smiles. It is a great place!
10/13/15: My family have been patients of Dr. Medina for 20 years. From the minute you walk in with Nellie's friendly greeting and making you feel like more than a number, to the knowledgeable hygienist (Kim this time) who take the time to answer ALL my questions, to Dr. Medina who will take the time to explain procedures and listens to concerns to give me quality dental care. This office seems to be genuinely concerned with preventative care: Save the tooth, don't replace it. I like that I am not a number in this office. Thanks.