Your new complete denture represents a highly effective way to restore the presence, appearance, and basic function of your original teeth. Even though Dr. Vincent Mayher had it created from special dental materials that will not decay the removable dental appliance will still need some daily care and cleaning
Some simple oral hygiene measures will help maintain the unit as well as the health of your gums. If you are lax in your daily oral hygiene routine it could cause your dentures to feel loose and lead to issues with the health of your gums.
The complete dentures were designed to fit the structure of your gums, many denture wearers appreciate a little denture adhesive. This is especially helpful if you previously lost bone structure to chronic periodontal disease.
The special oral adhesive can help prevent stray food particles from working their way between the base of the dentures and your gums. If stray food particles do infiltrate the area you should thoroughly rinse the dentures and reapply a fresh line of denture adhesive.
Your will need to thoroughly rinse your dentures when you take them out each night. It’s necessary to clear away residual denture adhesive to provide a smooth surface to reapply the denture adhesive the next day.
You should then brush all the surfaces of your dentures with a soft bristled toothbrush and a little nonabrasive denture polish. You can then store your partial overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.
If you are in the Haddonfield, New Jersey, area and you have questions about how to clean and maintain your new dentures you can always call 856-429-0404 to speak to a staff member at Vincent C. Mayher, DMD, MAGD.