Your new partial denture was designed by Dr. Bart Deering and created in a professional dental lab to replicate the basic function and appearance of your missing teeth. This removable dental appliance will fit snugly with the natural structure of your gums.
Yet many people with a partial denture like to use denture adhesive for a little additional hold. This has the added benefit of helping to block out stray food particles when you eat. If something does manage to work its way into the space between your partial denture and gums it will need to be rinsed away as soon as possible
After cleaning the unit, you should then dry it with clean paper towels, before applying a fresh bead of denture adhesive.
Your partial denture will also need to be included in your daily oral hygiene routine. Giving it a thorough rinse will help to clear away residual denture adhesive while also providing a clean surface to re-apply the denture adhesive the next morning.
You should then brush your partial with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste like denture polish. You can then store your partial denture overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.
Once this is done you should follow through with the rest of your daily oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing. It is especially important to floss around the gumline of the teeth surrounding your partial denture. Maintaining healthy gums in this area will help the unit fit comfortably in place.
If you have questions about how to properly care and clean your new partial, you can always call 972-271-4545 to speak to Dr. Bart Deering or one of the specialists at Bart Deering DDS.