The new partial created for you at Dr. Carrie Sessom’s Tulsa, Oklahoma clinic was designed to replicate your multiple missing teeth. The materials it was made from will not be susceptible to tooth decay problems. However, you will still need to apply some simple measures to ensure its long lifespan and the health of your gums.
Many people with partials will use a small bead of denture adhesive for extra bond with the underlying gums and to prevent stray food matter from invading the space. If something does work it’s way in, you should thoroughly rinse the unit and reapply fresh adhesive.
You need to thoroughly rinse your partial at the end of each day. 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.
With the partial safely stored, you can then go about brushing and flossing the rest of your natural teeth as part of your daily oral hygiene regimen.
If you have questions about how to best maintain your new partial, you can always call 918-770-0027 to speak to a staff member at Riverwalk Dental Spa + Sleep Apnea Solutions’s Tulsa, Oklahoma clinic.