The partial custom-crafted for you at Dr. Brian Carp’s Norristown, Pennsylvania, dental office was designed to replace the function of your missing teeth. It was intended to lock firmly with the underlying gum structure and locking hardware to hold it into place. Providing the partial with daily care and cleaning measures, as well as maintaining good oral hygiene, will ensure that it fits tightly and comfortably in place.
While it was meant to hold firm of its own accord, you might still like to use a little denture adhesive for an extra secure hold, as well as for its ability to block out stray food particles. If something does get stuck in the space between the partial and your gums, you should thoroughly rinse the unit and reapply fresh adhesive.
When you take it out each night, you will need to give the partial 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. 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.
You should then continue with brushing and flossing as you would in your daily oral hygiene regimen. It is especially important to floss around the gum line of the teeth surrounding your partial. Healthy gums will help the partial fit comfortably in the long-term.
If you had a partial created for you at Dr. Brian Carp’s Norristown, Pennsylvania, clinic, or if you have questions about how to properly maintain it, you can always call 610-275-1565 for further advice.