Care Instructions for Flexible Partial Wearers

Expect to develop sore spots from your new partial. Should you experience any persistent irritation, please call so we can make an easy adjustment.  It may take several adjustments for your partial to fit comfortably. 

It takes practice learning to speak with a new partial.  Practice reading out loud or singing!  The more you speak out loud, the easier this will be. 

You may experience more saliva than usual when you first begin to wear a partial denture.  Your body will adjust to your partial and saliva flow will return to normal.

To help your flexible partial to look and feel like new, please follow these simple instructions:

  • Always rinse your flexible partial under running hot tap water for approximately 20 to 30 seconds before wearing it.  The small flexible clasps will get hard and could break if this is not done.

  • Do not wear your partial to bed.  Remove at night and keep in water when not being worn to keep it hydrated.

  • Do not use any over the counter denture cleaner that contains bleach. If using over the counter denture cleaners, only soak for 10 or 15 minutes—DO NOT SOAK OVERNIGHT!!

  • Whenever possible, rinse your appliance after eating to remove food particles.

  • Always remove your partial to brush your teeth.  Toothpaste is great for your teeth but not for your partial.  Brushing your partial with toothpaste may remove the polish and roughen the surface over time.  Use a gentle soap and your toothbrush to clean your new partial.

  • Bring your partial to your visits with us for your dental cleaning.  We can ultrasonically clean your partial for no additional charge while your hygienist is cleaning your teeth.

  • Keep your appliance away from pets.


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