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A 40-year-old member asked:

What to do if i got my partial denture today (to fill the gap of the also true that i have to remove the partial denture every night?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Remove at night: Very important to: 1. See your dentist for adjustments until it feels comfortable -- there should be no extra charges for these for a period of time explained at the start, and 2. Leave the denture out at night. The tissue needs to rest and refill with fluid, after being pushed down all day, and get rinsed with saliva and get fresh air. Clean with toothbrush/paste then soak in cleaner.Good luck.
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Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: A partial denture is an option to replace missing structures like teeth, bone n gums. It's important to remove them at night so tissues can rest overnite.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Also ask your dentist about using denture cleaner when your partial is out.
Dec 26, 2013
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Recommended: It is not always necessary to remove your partial dentures at night, but doing so can allow your gums to rest as you sleep.
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Last updated Mar 29, 2015
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