Your new partial denture is crafted from durable materials that are meant to stand up to the rigors of chewing. It was designed to fit firmly with the underlying structure of the gums where your missing teeth used to be. Along with interlocking hardware, the partial will fit tightly in place.
Providing it with thorough daily cleaning measures and regular maintenance will extend its lifespan and ensure a comfortable fit with your gums. Even with this firm fit, many partial wearers like to use denture adhesive for an extra-secure hold. This also has the added benefit of blocking out stray food matter from invading the base of the partial.
You will need to thoroughly rinse your partial at the end of each day. 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.
With this done, perform your daily oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing. Maintaining healthy gums will help the partial fit more comfortably and it can help you preserve the health of your remaining teeth. Make sure to floss the gumline of all teeth neighboring the void of the partial.
If you have questions about how to best clean and maintain your new partial denture in Concord, Massachusetts, you can always call 978.369.9090 to speak to Dr. Nicholas Kondon or a staff member at Nicholas P. Kondon, DMD.