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The partial denture crafted for you at Philadelphia Dental Associates was designed to mimic your missing teeth, as well as fit snugly with the underlying gum structure. While this will give it a natural firm fit of its own, you might still want to use a little extra denture adhesive.

This will help lock the partial in place. If food material gets stuck in the space between the partial and gums, it could cause irritation and inflammation. In a situation like this, you should thoroughly rinse the unit and reapply fresh adhesive.

You also need to thoroughly rinse your partial at the end of each day. This will help clear away residual denture adhesive to provide a smooth surface so you can reapply the denture adhesive the next morning.

Once this is done, you need to brush your partial with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste like denture polish. You can then store your partial overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.

With the partial safely stored, you should brush and floss the rest of your natural teeth as part of your daily oral hygiene routine.

If you have questions about how to best maintain your new partial denture in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, you can always call 215-564-9010 to speak to Dr. Steve Hong & Dennis Fee or a staff member.