Cleaning partial dentures

How to Clean Dentures: 15 Steps  July 16, 2015 – 02:29 pm
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  • When these cleaning methods are not sufficient to remove deposits, a professional cleaning of your dentures by a dental professional is recommended.
  • Most dental professionals recommend you rinse your dentures after every meal, and some may even advise brushing them after each meal. Rinsing helps keep plaque buildup to a minimum and makes it easier to clean them brushing them in the evening.
  • Remember that periodic oral check-ups are recommended even if you no longer have any natural teeth. Consult your dental professional whenever you experience oral discomfort, notice the appearance of a lesion in your mouth, or if you have a problem with the fit of your denture.
  • Look for the American Dental Association or Canadian Dental Association seal of approval to ensure that a denture cleaner has been evaluated for safety and effectiveness.
  • If you feel nauseous or have any pain in your mouth or throat after putting a denture back in your mouth, contact your doctor immediately. If not rinsed away, chemicals in some denture soaking agents can cause serious side effects.
  • Avoid using regular toothpaste to clean your denture. The abrasive nature of paste designed for natural teeth can scratch a denture. Scratches are great places for stains and plaque to form.
  • Partial dentures with metal parts require greater care in cleaning. Ensure that the products you select are safe to use on your partial denture. Ask your dental professional if you are unsure of how to care for your partial denture.

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Isn't there something called a "partial"?

It's something like wearing dentures, only it's for one tooth. Of course wearing a denture has all it's own shortcomings, like they have to be taken out and replaced daily along with the cleaning and messy adhesives. And they aren't always comfortable. That's why people get an implant or bridge. But the partial may be the cheapest option.

Veneers versus dentures

If you have teeth that can be saved, then hold on to them and get veneers. For the teeth you are missing you can get partial dentures (cheaper) OR get permanent implants (more expensive).
If you don't have insurance this will be expensive no matter what. Get your yellow pages out, find dentists, and start calling (explain your situation and what you think you need). Many dentist (the legitimate kind) will actually give you a free consultation and their ideas on what can be done.
For a cleaning and some ideas as to where to go, try UCSF - I believe they take people like you for clinical care and assessment

FREE/Discounted dental care

Student dentist looking for patients who need cavities filled, dental cleaning, partial dentures, veneers, caps (crowns), bridge, or root canals. All services provided at the UCLA dental school under the direction and supervision of professors at UCLA at 50% off the cost of private dentists. Most insurances accepted. Some patients may qualify for a FREE cavity filling or dental cleaning!
If you or someone you know needs discounted fillings (certain ones can be free), teeth cleaning (certain ones can be free), root canal, veneers, partial denture, caps, or bridges please contact me at: mziai @ ucla

FREE/Discounted Dental Care

Student dentist looking for patients who need cavities filled, dental cleaning, partial dentures, veneers, caps (crowns), bridge, or root canals. All services provided at the UCLA dental school under the direction and supervision of professors at UCLA at 50% off the cost of private dentists. Most insurances accepted. Some patients may qualify for a FREE cavity filling or dental cleaning!
If you or someone you know needs discounted fillings (certain ones can be free), teeth cleaning (certain ones can be free), root canal, veneers, partial denture, caps, or bridges please contact me at: mziai @ ucla

I finally made an appt with the periodontist

Just a reminder. I had an abscess, went to my dentist and he gave me antibiotics and referred me. His plan was to remove 4 back teeth, next time do the other back teeth and last do the front teeth on the lower. He gave me the referral re my top teeth.
The periodontist was very straightforward and had a sense of humor too! He said that he was surprised I didn't have more problems with my teeth than I do. I asked him "If my teeth are so bad why haven't they fallen out". He said because I have a hard head LOL
Anyway he would like to save some teeth so I can have partial dentures, especially for the lower teeth

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