A dentist like Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum will often recommend a partial denture to help replace multiple missing teeth. This removable abbreviated version of a complete denture will closely mimic your original teeth and underlying gums.
Even though the dental appliance will not be susceptible to tooth decay, it will still need some basic oral hygiene measures. This will help to preserve your denture while also helping it to fit comfortably in your mouth.
To help hold your denture in place, you can apply a little denture adhesive when installing the partial each morning. This can also help to prevent food particles from irritating the area. Any time you take your partial out, it is important that you rinse away any residual adhesive. This will provide a clean base for reapplication.
When you remove your partial denture at the end of the day, it’s important to completely rinse away all traces of denture adhesive and any lingering food particles. Then, you will need to brush all the surfaces with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a little bit of non-abrasive denture polish.
After soaking and storing the partial denture in safe place, you can continue with your oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing your natural teeth. Maintaining healthy gums will help your removable denture to fit comfortably and properly. Be sure to thoroughly floss the gumline of the teeth that neighboring the gap filled by your denture.
If you were fitted for a partial denture at Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum’s clinic in Kennesaw, Georgia, and if you have a question about how to best maintain it, you can always call (770) 429-0955 to speak to a staff member at Dental Excellence of Kennesaw.