How To Care for Your Denture or Partial

Home » Pre-Op & Post-Op Instructions » How To Care for Your Denture or Partial
How To Care for Your Denture or Veneers

Daily Cleaning

 

Fill the sink with water or lay down a soft cloth prior to cleaning. If dentures or partials fall and strike a hard surface, they may be damaged.

 

After each meal, rinse the denture or partial under warm water to remove food particles. Water that is boiling or too hot might cause dentures to warp and no longer fit properly.

 

Daily brushing with a gentle toothbrush or denture brush is required.

 

They can be cleaned using denture paste, warm water, and soap. Normal toothpaste is too abrasive and can scratch acrylic surfaces.

 

Cleaning tablets can be used while the denture is soaking in water. These aid in the removal of minor stains and plaque buildup. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions; each type/brand is different.

 

Rinse well under warm water after soaking and before reinserting into the mouth. Mouthwash can be used to make your mouth feel and taste fresh after you rinse with water.

 

Caring For Mouth and Gum Tissues

 

Always store your denture or partial in water or denture solution while not in use. Otherwise, the acrylic would dry up with time, resulting in a loss of fit and brittleness.

 

It is essential to remove dentures/partials prior to bedtime to allow your gum tissues to breathe. This prevents inflammation, pain, and infection of the soft tissue under your dentures.

 

Use a wet washcloth or a very soft toothbrush and warm water (or a salt water solution) to clean the tissues inside your mouth while your denture or partial is out of your mouth. Wipe the ridges (where the denture rests), tongue, lips, cheeks, and roof of the mouth thoroughly.

 

Rinsing with lukewarm salt water everyday might help maintain healthy gums.

 

If you wear a partial, you should use a separate soft toothbrush to clean your natural teeth in addition to your denture brush.

 

When Mouth Becomes Sore or Irritated

 

If the denture or partial is applying excessive force to a specific area of the mouth, sore patches may develop. On the gum tissues, sore spots may appear as a little mark or wound.

 

If this occurs, you should visit your dentist so he or she can make the necessary changes to alleviate the pressure.

 

Never attempt to alter or fix your denture or partial denture yourself. They could be readily harmed, so affecting their fit.

 

To relax sore gum tissues, remove your dentures and swish warm saltwater in your mouth.

 

Although it is in the best interest of your gum tissue to stop wearing your denture/partial while sore parts of the mouth are present, it is useful for the dentist if you insert them again the morning of your visit. This may make it easier for the dentist to identify the uncomfortable parts of your mouth and determine which denture/partial should be altered.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can I use bleach to whiten my dentures?

 

The response is no. Bleach will bleach the pink acrylic part of your dentures, which may cause harm.

 

Will my dentures ever need to be replaced?

 

Most likely yes. Your gum tissue is constantly changing, and bone loss will eventually occur. This will result in your dentures becoming loose and unfitting. When this occurs, you may visit your dentist to have your dentures relined or to have new dentures fabricated.

 

What happens if they break?

 

Never attempt to fix them yourself. Bring them to your dentist in order for them to be submitted to a dental laboratory. Depending on the circumstances, you may be without them for a few days while they are being fixed. Teeth that get loose or fall out can be replaced.

Felicia CruzFelicia Cruz
18:41 14 Jun 22
Excellent experience with amazing results and truly wonderful staff all around! From the moment you walk into the office, you are greeted and the staff make you feel welcome and even calm the nerves. I am always so nervous when visiting dentists and the staff take the time to also explain what you are in for. I went in for a teeth whitening, something I have been so nervous about and Dr. Rhea Antolin is so calming and reassuring about the process. I could not believe how white my teeth were after one session so I decided to come back for another. You will not be disappointed with your results and the entire experience will be smooth and worth it!
franchesca quezadafranchesca quezada
16:09 10 Jan 22
Very nice and professional staff, explained everything really well.
DAVID FLORENDODAVID FLORENDO
00:35 17 Jun 21
Long story short. I’m travel through Texas had an infection in my molar and the pain was all the way up to my ear. The team did an extraction and cleaned it all out in no time at all. Pain free and back on the road.Staff was very specific with instructions for my after care. Staff made my family feel comfortable and kept them at ease with my progress.A+Facility equipment is current and cutting edge. A+Thank you guys so very much.
Machaela CooleyMachaela Cooley
16:05 29 Mar 21
Always a great experience. Doctor Antolin truly cares about her patients and always takes her time with treatment. Her front office staff and assistants are friendly and welcoming.
Robbie CooperRobbie Cooper
17:16 04 Nov 20
I couldnt b more happy! Tis is the go to dentist here!! I LOVE MY TEETH NOW!! U will definitely c me with a smile on my face!!
madison eguremadison egure
17:16 15 May 20
I just recently started coming to Garden Valley Family & Cosmetic dentistry and they are top notch. Even throughout this whole chaotic pandemic they still seem to get the job done so well while keep us and them safe. Garden Valley really goes the extra mile for their patients. I really recommend coming to them for any dental needs!
js_loader
garden valley quote
Do you have any questions before your appointment?
Contact us anytime!  
Skip to content