Can you keep partial dentures in all the time?
Partial dentures should be removed for cleaning and overnight soaking.
If you are missing one or more teeth, you might consider partial dentures. Ideal for patients with some remaining natural teeth, partial dentures are a cost-effective solution to gaps caused by missing teeth. But you might wondering whether you can keep partial dentures in all the time or not.
However, can you keep partial dentures in all the time?
It’s important to remove your partial dentures for regular, thorough cleaning. Remember to soak them overnight to ensure that they retain their shape.
Read on to find out how to take care of your partial dentures when you remove them from your mouth.
Keep your partial dentures clean
We recommend that you remove your partial dentures everyday so that you can clean them. This will help to remove any plaque that has built up, and will also prevent stains from developing. It’s a good idea to use a toothbrush that is specially designed for dentures, although it is also possible to use a regular soft-bristled toothbrush. Just make sure that you brush your partial dentures gently to avoid causing any damage.
When you clean your partial dentures, it’s best to use a mild soap or denture cleaner. Most kinds of toothpaste tend to be too abrasive and can damage your dentures. Prior to cleaning, rinse your partial dentures with water to remove any food debris, and also wet the toothbrush before softly cleaning all the surfaces of your denture.
Never use hot water when you rinse as this can cause the materials of your denture to expand and warp.
Soaking partial dentures overnight
Partial dentures are removable, and you mustn’t keep them in your mouth at all times. For your dentures to retain their proper shape, they need to be kept moist. For this reason, you should remove them when you go to bed and soak them overnight. You can use warm water for soaking, or a specially formulated denture-soaking solution.
How to take care of your dentures?
There are a few things to keep in mind when you take out your partial dentures. It is important to note that although they are made from strong and flexible materials, partial dentures can still be damaged.
If you notice any issues with your denture, we recommend that you come in and see us as soon as you can. Your dentist will make any necessary repairs or adjustments and ensure that your partial dentures are comfortable to wear.
Besides regular cleaning and soaking, we also recommend that you practice good oral hygiene to keep your teeth and partial dentures functioning well. This means eating a balanced nutritious diet, avoiding excessive amounts of sugar, and staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
How can Impressions Dental Studio help?
At Impressions Dental Studio, we offer three types of partial dentures, all of which are removable:
- Acrylic dentures consist of an acrylic base plate on which the denture teeth are attached. This type of denture is kept in place with the help of metal clasps, which are attached to healthy teeth.
- Metal partial dentures, on the other hand, are made from chrome and flexible, acrylic materials.
- Flexible partial dentures are made from strong and flexible thermo-plastics and look very natural.
Discover more about the partial dentures that we offer at Impressions Dental Studio, please have a look here.
If you would like to find out more partial dentures or would like to make an appointment to see us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.