Your new partial was custom-crafted to fit snugly with your underlying gum structure. It was constructed at a state-of-art dental lab from durable materials. Using proper oral hygiene measures each day will help maximize its lifespan and preserve the health of your gums.
If you like to use denture adhesive for an added hold, it will need a few minor cleaning considerations. Should 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.
You should also give your partial a thorough rinse when you take it out at the end of the day. This will remove residual denture adhesive and provide a smooth surface so you can reapply a fresh bead the next morning.
Then you should brush the partial with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste, like denture polish. You can then store your partial overnight by soaking it in water or by storing it in the case provided. Just be sure to tuck it away in a safe place.
You should then follow through with the rest of your daily oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing your natural teeth. 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 about how to properly care and clean your new partial denture in Jacksonville, Florida, you can always call 904.355.5531 to speak to Dr. Michael Spencer or a member of the staff at Riverside Dental.