Flexible partial dentures are a type of removable dental prosthetic device used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are made of a flexible thermoplastic material that conforms to the shape of your mouth. Dandy partials are custom-made to fit your mouth and are designed to be as comfortable and unobtrusive as possible.
Seating the denture
Seating a flexible partial denture in the mouth can be done using the following steps:
- Ensure that the partial is clean and free of any debris.
- Rinse your mouth with warm water before inserting the partial denture.
Gently place the partial denture in the mouth, and use your fingers to guide it into place.
Avoid using excessive force or pushing the partial denture too far.
- Gently bite down on the partial denture to ensure proper fit and stability.
Be sure to wear your partial denture as directed by the dentist, which may include
specific instructions on how long to wear it each day and when to remove it.
Cleaning and Care
Dandy recommends cleaning your appliance daily before and after every use. Immediately after removal, use warm water (not to exceed 45°C/113°F) and soft antibacterial dish soap to remove remaining saliva and debris from the device.
For periodic debris removal and maintenance, use a soft bristle brush to clean the inside of your appliance for debris removal. The flexible partial denture should be cleaned with antibacterial denture cleaning solutions like Polident and Efferdent. These cleaners are designed for use in brief sessions of 10–15 minutes. Always make sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper use.
Do not use:
Avoid immersing the flexible partial denture in, or cleaning it with, any of the following substances: sodium hypochlorite (chlorine bleach), hydrogen peroxide, mouthwash, or alcohol products. Using these can lead to discoloration and damage to the material.
✗ DO NOT SOAK your partial dentures in liquid for over an hour.
✗ DO NOT SOAK your partial dentures in water hotter than 45°C/113°F due to the risk of warping them.
✗ DO NOT use abrasive cleaning agents (i.e., toothpaste) as it can shorten the life of your partial dentures.
✓ DO dispose of the cleaning solution after every use. Rinse your partial dentures well prior to use.