A partial denture is sometimes the most convenient method for replacing the basic function and appearance of multiple missing teeth. Providing it with some basic and consistent oral hygiene measures will help ensure a comfortable fit with the underlying gums and the adjacent teeth. It can also help extend the lifespan of the removable dental appliance.
If you live to use a little denture adhesive to marry the partial denture to your gums, it will need to be compensated for throughout the course of your day. If some food material manages to work its way in you should thoroughly rinse the unit and reapply a fresh bead of adhesive.
Your partial denture will also need to be thoroughly rinsed at the end of the day. This will help to clear away residual denture adhesive while also providing a fresh surface for a fresh application the next morning. The partial denture will also benefit from gently brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste each evening. You should then soak the partial denture in water and store it in a safe place. Once this is done you can complete your daily oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing.
If you are in the Marriottsville, Maryland, area and you have questions about how to properly maintain your new partial denture, you can always call (410)-505-8676 to speak to a staff member at RZ Dental Group today.