While we wish no one would need dentures, sometimes they are the most reasonable option. In the past, wearing dentures was the only form of dentistry available to improve a persons smile. When they are indicated, we take the time necessary to create attractive well fitting dentures that allow you to smile and chew with confidence.
If not enough bone is present to hold the dentures, implants can be placed. The dentures are attached to the implants to hold them firmly in position.
Flexible partial dentures have got inbuilt flexibility to disengage forces on individual saddle, so as to avoid them from transferring to remaining natural teeth and other side of the arch. There are other benefits of flexibility such as intermittent pressure of denture base massages the mucosa and provides physiological stimulation. Also the relining when needed and if not done promptly, damage to abutment teeth is not as fast as with cast frameworks.
Advantages of Valplast Flexible partial Dentures :
- As metal clasp is eliminated, esthetics is obvious advantage
- As color of the material is pink and it is translucent, it blends with the gingival tissue tone and does not give opaque pink look of acrylic.
Valplast as material :
Valplast is a type of Nylon. Its thermoplastic, which is injection molded, at just above 300 c . It’s denser than acrylic thus has lower water sorption. Its flexure modulus is 470 Mpa at body temperature and is virtually unbreakable material.
A removable partial denture provides an interim solution for the patient. The tooth colored clasps conceal the nature of the appliances, however they do not last as long as a metal removable bridge or valplasts and they need to be remade more frequently. For the most esthetic and long- lasting result, implants or fixed bridges should eventually be constructed.