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Partial dentures are much more affordable solution to more expensive dental implants. However, mishandling them may lead to damage all the same. Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to ensure your partial dentures last for years to come.

With that in mind, you may want to try the following maintenance tips:

Skip the Use of Toothpaste


Although today’s partial dentures look and function amazingly like natural teeth, it does not mean that you can clean them as if they were natural teeth. Typical toothpastes are too abrasive for the material used to craft partial dentures and may lead to damage. When cleaning affordable partial dentures, it’s best to use the warm water and a mild soap or a cleaning solution your dentist recommends.

Protect Your Dentures with a Thick, Soft Towel


Most people with dentures prefer to do so over the bathroom sink for the sake of convenience. In such cases, you should definitely place a thick and soft towel underneath your dentures as you clean them.

Partial dentures are designed to withstand the pressure exerted when biting, but they can easily chip or shatter when they fall on a hard surface like a countertop or the sink. Placing a towel underneath will help cushion the impact if your dentures slip through your fingers.

Leave Them to Soak While Sleeping


It is not advisable to go to bed while wearing partial dentures. However, this does not mean that you can just leave them lying on top of your bedside table. Partial dentures should be placed in soaking solution or clean water overnight to prevent them from drying out and warping.

This should also help minimize the chances of your partial dentures accidentally falling onto the floor in the middle of the night. Make sure, though, that you rinse out your dentures properly before putting them back on the next day.

If you notice that your dentures no longer fit easily…


Generally, your partial dentures should slide into place fairly easily, but it isn’t uncommon to find that your partial dentures no longer slide into place properly.

This is because some of your teeth and underlying bone structure may have started to shift. In such cases, never try to force them in as you can damage the dentures or even your teeth/gums. Instead, be sure to see a trusted dentist with ProDentures, and ask about the possibility having your dentures adjusted.

Of course, we are also able to repair or reline dentures as well.  Give us a call today 1-800-776-3368.

Sources:



Removable Partial Dentures, mouthhealthy.org
Taking Care Of A Partial Denture, colgate.com

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