Your new custom partial fitted at Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta is designed to restore the full function and appearance of your lost teeth. By keeping a few basic care and cleaning tips in mind, and including your partial in your oral hygiene routine, you can help to ensure that it will serve you for many years to come.
Denture adhesive is a popular and convenient way to secure your partial in place. This has the added benefit of helping to block out food particles. Should 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 will need to give it a thorough rinsing. This will help to clear away residual denture adhesive and provide a smooth surface to reapply the denture adhesive in the morning. Then you should brush your partial with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste or denture polish. You can then store your partial overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.
Once you are done cleaning your partial, you should brush and floss your teeth, per your regular oral hygiene routine. It is especially important to floss around the gum line of the teeth surrounding your partial.
If you have questions about how to take care of your new partial, you can call Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta at (404) 321-4588 to schedule an appointment.