The custom, removable partial denture created for you at our office was designed to replace the functional presence of multiple missing teeth. While it was made from durable artificial materials, it will still need daily care and cleaning.
Should a little food get stuck in the space between the partial and your gums, you should thoroughly rinse the unit and reapply fresh adhesive, if you happen to wear denture adhesive.
Each night, your partial will need a thorough rinsing. This will help clear away residual denture adhesive and provide a smooth surface so you can apply a fresh bead in the morning. You can then brush your partial with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste, like denture polish. Then, store your partial overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.
You should then follow through with the rest of your daily oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing. It is especially important to floss around the gum line of the teeth surrounding your partial. Healthy gums ensure the partial maintains a comfortable fit.
If you have questions about how to maintain a partial denture in Calgary, Alberta, you can always call 403.229.0510 to seek further advice from Dr. Nathalie Dowsett.