Your removable partial denture created by your dentist, Dr. Kristen Langworthy, is designed to fit into the void left behind by your missing teeth. While it is made from durable materials that are not susceptible to tooth decay, you will still need to clean and maintain your partial each day. This will help maintain the health of your surrounding gums and maximize the partial denture’s longevity.
Many people with a partial like to use denture adhesive for an extra-secure hold. This also has the added benefit of helping block out food particles. If 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.
When you take your partial out each night, you should rinse it thoroughly. This will help clear away residual denture adhesive and provide a smooth surface so you can reapply the denture adhesive in the 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 overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.
Then, you should brush and floss the rest of your teeth as part of your usual daily oral hygiene routine. It is especially important to floss around the gumline of the teeth surrounding your partial. Maintaining healthy gums will also help the partial fit securely and comfortably.
If you have questions or concerns about how to best maintain your partial denture in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, you can always call 919-762-3239 to speak with a member of our Langworthy Family Dentistry team.