How Dental Care Changes With Partial Dentures

Dentures and Partial Dentures Huntington, NY

Are you wondering how your dental care changes after receiving partial dentures? What type of maintenance do these require?

When you choose to use partial dentures to replace a few teeth, you are doing what is necessary to ensure that your oral health is in tip-top shape. Without treatment, your missing tooth can cause health problems and allow other teeth to shift.

Dentists have an arsenal of tooth replacement options available. Let us explain more about partial dentures to see if they are suitable for you.

How partial dentures work

Partial dentures are for those who are only missing a few teeth. They are custom-made for each patient to provide a flawless fit. This ensures comfort and helps to create a better smile. They are removable like normal dentures but have a clasp to hold the artificial teeth in place.  

It will often take a few weeks of practice for you to get used to wearing this new dental appliance in your mouth, which is completely normal. During this time, try eating soft foods cut up into small bites, avoiding eating very hard or very sticky foods and stop chewing gum. It might also help to keep food evenly distributed on both sides of the mouth to support equal pressure.

Caring for your partial dentures

While caring for your dentures is essential, caring for your teeth and gums is more important. If you have lost a few teeth already, your mouth may not be in the best condition.

When it comes to regular dental care, it is still necessary for you to gently brush your teeth at least twice a day. Be sure to floss at least once a day.

If you cannot brush after meals, try to rinse your mouth with water. This will help to remove food particles that could cling to your dentures. This food could encourage the buildup of bacteria that can harm the mouth.

Cleaning the dentures

Cleaning partial dentures include rinsing them every time after eating and brushing them gently with a denture brush at least once a day. Most importantly, you need to soak them to remove any stains or plaque buildup.

Irritated or sore gums

Some patients will experience sore spots, making it necessary for them to revisit their dental professional for adjustments. Until you do this, you can rinse your mouth with warm salt water to help soothe your irritated gums.

Before going to bed

Take out your partial dentures before you go to bed. This is the best time to soak your dentures so that they can be spotless when you wake up.

Feel ready to make these changes?

Partial dentures require some special care, but your overall dental routine should not change all that much. Just be sure to keep your mouth healthy and clean your dentures often.

If you would like to learn more about partial dentures, call our office and make an appointment. We are happy to see if you are a candidate for this tooth replacement option.

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