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Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)

Long Term Storage of Dentures

11/02/2009

Question:

I just got new dentures, and want to save my old ones, for emergencies. What is the best way to store my old ones? I previously put them in water, however they become moldy. I`d appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.

Answer:

I will suggest to store in a dry plastic container (small plastic box with cover). If they will be reused, you will need to put them in water for at least 24 hours prior to use.

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Response by:

Alfredo  Hernandez, DDS, MS Alfredo Hernandez, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University