The partial prepared for you at Associates in Dentistry was cast from durable materials that will not be susceptible to the effects of bacterial tooth decay. Yet, providing it with routine care and cleaning each day will maximize its lifespan and ensure a comfortable fit with your gums.
Many partial wearers like to use denture adhesive for an extra-secure hold. This has the added benefit of helping block out food particles. Should fugitive food material work their way into the space between your partial and gums, you should take it out and thoroughly rinse the unit. You should then dry it with clean paper towels before applying a fresh bead of denture adhesive.
Be sure to give your partial a thorough rinse when you take it out each night. This will help clear away residual denture adhesive and provide a smooth surface so you can reapply the denture adhesive in the morning. You can 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 per your daily oral hygiene routine. It is especially important to floss around the gumline of the teeth surrounding your partial. Maintaining healthy gums in this area will help the partial fit comfortably.
If you have questions about how to properly care for and clean your new partial in Enfield, Connecticut, you can always call 860-745-2712 to speak to Dr. Alexander Zubkov or a helpful member of our staff at Associates in Dentistry.