Basic Information to Help You Maintain Your New Partial Denture

Basic Information to Help You Maintain Your New Partial Denture

A custom, removable partial denture represents a serious investment in restoring the function of multiple missing teeth. While it is invulnerable to the effects of tooth decay, your partial will still require some routine care and cleaning to maintain it in the long term.

Many people with a partial like to use denture adhesive for added hold. This has the added benefit of helping block out food particles. If a few food particles get stuck in the space between the partial and your gums, you should thoroughly rinse the unit and reapply fresh adhesive.

Each night when you take your partial out of your mouth, you should rinse it thoroughly. This will help you clear away residual denture adhesive and provide a smooth surface so you can reapply the denture adhesive in the morning. You can then brush your partial with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste like denture polish. You can then store your partial overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.

Then, you should brush and floss the rest of your teeth as part of your usual daily oral hygiene routine. It is especially important to floss around the gumline of the teeth surrounding your partial. Maintaining healthy gums in this area helps maintain the partial’s firm fit.

If you have questions or concerns about how to maintain your new partial denture in [city], [state], you can always call [phone] and talk to your dentist, Dr. [doctor_name].

2017-05-25T21:03:04+00:00December 8th, 2016|