The loss of multiple teeth to dental trauma, tooth decay or severe gum disease, can significantly limit your quality of life and impact your quality of life. Depending on the severity of the problem, your Stanley Hometown Dentistry LLC dentist might recommend replacing your missing teeth with a removable partial or a set of dentures.
We can typically fit you for one of these removable dental appliances in a single outpatient appointment. After taking an impression, the partial or dentures will be custom crafted at a professional dental lab.
The unit will be designed to fit perfectly with the existing structure in your mouth. However, many people with a partial or dentures, like to apply a little denture adhesive for added hold and the ability to block out stray food material from invading the base of the unit.
If some food particles do invade the area, you should remove the dental appliance and rinse away the denture adhesive and food particles. This will prevent further irritation of the gums. You should then dry the area and apply fresh adhesive. This clean surface will give you a much better hold because there won’t be any residual material interfering with the relationship between the base of the dentures and your gums.
You should take your dental appliance out before bed each night and give it a thorough rinse to clean away any residual denture adhesive. Then you should brush your dentures, partial and any remaining teeth, before soaking it overnight. This will ensure a clean surface to reapply denture adhesive to the next morning.
When shopping for denture adhesive, you should always look for American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This small logo printed on the package represents that the ADA has subjected the product to rigorous research and testing to make sure it is safe and effective for consumer use.
If you have further questions about how to maintain your dental appliance, you can always call 715-644-3601 to seek further advice from the specialists at Stanley Hometown Dentistry LLC’s Stanley, Wisconsin clinic.