A dentist like Dr. Carole Gleich DDS will often recommend a complete or partial denture for patients who have lost multiple teeth to severe gum disease or oral trauma. This removable dental appliance can help replace the essential function and appearance of the missing teeth. It incorporates a pink base that closely resembles your natural gum tissues and the shape of your existing periodontal structure.
This helps the denture to firmly in place. However, many denture wearers also like to apply a little denture adhesive to lock the unit in place and prevent stray food particles from irritating the underlying gums.
As the day goes on the act of chewing food might weaken the denture adhesive’s hold to allow a few food particles to infiltrate the area, you should thoroughly rinse the dentures and reapply some fresh denture adhesive.
You will also need to thoroughly rinse your denture when you take it out each night. It is important to clear away any residual denture adhesive before lightly brushing all the surfaces of your denture with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a little nonabrasive toothpaste. You can then store the denture overnight by soaking it in water and placing it somewhere safe.
If you are in the Shawnee Mission, Kansas, area and you have questions about how to clean and maintain your new dentures you can always call 913-553-3046 to speak to a staff member at the dental practice of Mark S. Jensen DDS & Associates.