A partial denture is often used as an alternative to a dental implant supported bridge, to replace multiple missing teeth without the use of invasive oral surgery. The removable dental appliance is created in a dental lab from special materials. When it is installed the partial denture will replicate the function and appearance of your missing teeth.
Taking steps to clean and maintain your partial denture will help maximize its lifespan while also helping it to fit comfortably with the gums and adjacent teeth.
Many people with a partial denture like to use a little denture adhesive to help block out some food particles. If something does become stuck in the space between the base of the partial denture and your gums, you should thoroughly rinse them clean. It’s important to remove all traces of denture adhesive. Then you can dry the base with a clean paper towel before reapplying more adhesive.
You will also need to rinse your partial denture at the end of each day. This will help to clear away residual denture adhesive to provide a smooth surface to reapply the denture adhesive the next morning.
After this is done you need to brush the teeth and gumline of the partial denture with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a little nonabrasive toothpaste. Once it’s been stored away in a safe place, you can go about brushing and flossing your teeth as part of your daily oral hygiene routine.
If you were fitted for a partial denture at Dr. Jade Moellendorf’s dental office in Salt Lake City, Utah, and you have a question about how to maintain the dental appliance, you can always call 855-438-4764 to speak to a staff member at iSmile.