How To Care For Your Partial Dentures To Ensure They Last Longer

How To Care For Your Partial Dentures To Ensure They Last Longer

If you are missing some of your natural teeth you can benefit from partial dentures. These dentures are designed to fit seamlessly with your natural teeth while filling the empty spaces with denture teeth. Partial dentures look just like your natural teeth. There are two kinds of partial dentures: traditional partial dentures and flexible partial dentures and both will help you speak and chew with ease. Your denturist can help you decide which option is better for you. But like all dental appliances, partial dentures require proper care to ensure they last longer. Here are some tips to care for your partial dentures.

Caring For Your Partial Dentures

  1. Clean your partial dentures daily
    Just like your natural teeth, your partial dentures need to be cleaned daily to prevent the build-up of plaque and bacteria. You can use a soft-bristled toothbrush or denture brush and non-abrasive denture cleaner to clean your partial dentures. Make sure you rinse them thoroughly with water after cleaning to remove any residual cleaning solution.
  2. Handle your partial dentures with care
    Partial dentures are delicate and can easily break if dropped. Always handle them with care and over a towel or basin of water to cushion any accidental drops. Avoid using hot water or abrasive cleaners as they can damage your partial dentures.
  3. Soak your partial dentures overnight
    Soaking your partial dentures overnight helps to keep them moist and prevent them from drying out and becoming brittle. You can use a denture cleaning solution or water to soak your partial dentures. However, be sure to follow the instructions on the denture cleaning solution as some products can cause damage to your partial dentures.
  4. Brush your gums and remaining teeth
    Brushing your gums and remaining teeth daily helps to prevent the build-up of plaque and bacteria. It also helps to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent gum disease. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to brush your gums and remaining teeth.
  5. Avoid using harsh chemicals
    Harsh chemicals such as bleach, vinegar, and household cleaners can damage your partial dentures. These chemicals can cause discoloration, corrosion, and warping of the plastic or metal components of your partial dentures. Always use a denture cleaner or mild soap and water to clean your partial dentures.
  6. Visit your denturist regularly
    Regular denture check-ups are essential for the health of your partial dentures and overall oral health. Your denturist can check the fit and condition of your partial dentures and make any necessary adjustments. They can also detect any oral health issues early and refer you to oral care partners.
  7. Store your partial dentures properly
    When not in use, store your partial dentures in a container with water or denture cleaning solution. This helps to prevent them from drying out and becoming brittle. Avoid storing your partial dentures in hot water or direct sunlight as this can cause warping and damage.
  8. Don't wear your partial dentures to bed
    Wearing your partial dentures to bed can cause unnecessary wear and tear on the plastic or metal components. It can also cause gum irritation and increase the risk of gum disease. Always remove your partial dentures before going to bed and soak them in water or denture cleaning solution.

If you are concerned about the fit of your partial denture,
read How Do I Know When To See My Denturist About Denture Fit?
and book your consultation at Future Smiles.


Denture Rebase At Future Smiles Denture Clinic

Taking proper care of your partial dentures will help ensure they last longer and maintain their fit. Daily cleaning, handling with care, soaking overnight, brushing your gums and remaining teeth, regular dental check-ups, avoiding harsh chemicals, proper storage, and not wearing them to bed are all essential in caring for your partial dentures. If you have any questions or concerns about caring for your partial dentures, consult your denturist.

Partial dentures are a great solution for people who are missing some, but not all, of their natural teeth. If you are interested in partial dentures, the staff at Future Smiles Denture Clinic can assess your tooth and gum health to ensure you are a good candidate. Your denturist will discuss your partial denture options and ensure that you get the right solution for your needs. When you’re ready for your partial dentures, a mold of your mouth will be taken and your dentures will be custom-made in-house. To speak with the team at Future Smiles Denture Clinic in Calgary, you can visit the SW Calgary Denture clinic on Macleod or the NE Calgary location in Coral Springs. To book a free consultation with our Calgary Denturist, call  1-403-475-0016 or fill out the online contact form.


Q: Can you eat normally with partial dentures?
A: Because you are learning to eat with new teeth, we are inclined to say that no, you will not eat exactly the same way you did before. The good news is that dentures that are well made and fit you perfectly will allow you to enjoy most of the same foods that you did prior to getting them. It will take some getting used to, but practice makes perfect. To learn more about how to adjust to eating with partial dentures, read Eating With Partial Or Complete Dentures.

Q: What’s the difference between full dentures and partial dentures?
A: Complete dentures are a replacement for a full set of teeth when a person has no natural teeth remaining. Partial dentures are for people who still have some teeth remaining. Partial dentures have spaces for your natural teeth so that you can keep your own teeth and replace only the ones you’re missing. The framework attaches to your natural teeth for support and partial dentures often feel very secure.

Q: I’m looking for affordable denture solutions. What options do I have?
A: At Future Smiles Dentures Clinic, we know that Calgarians are looking for low-cost, stress-free denture payment plans. This is why we offer affordable denture solutions, including direct billing and financing.

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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