Valplast Flexible Partials
The future of dentistry lies in metal free restorations. The Valplast International Corporation has had this mission for over 50 years
Even with the advances of modern dentistry teeth may not last for ever. Fortunately dental professionals have many options for replacing lost or extracted teeth - among them, implants, fixed bridges, removal partial dentures and combination appliances.
The Valplast Flexible Partial is an unbreakable, removable partial that many people find very comfortable. These lightweight partials are practically invisible, and completely eliminate the unsightly metal clasps.
In fact, most Valplast Flexible Partials are fabricated without the use of a metal frame - made instead from a strong, durable plastic that snaps securely and comfortably into place around existing natural teeth and gums. The plastic used is so strong that the partial made from it can be very thin, eliminating that heavy, bulky feeling that make wearing partials so unpleasant. Plus, the colour, shape and design of Valplast Flexible Partials blends in well with the natural appearance of the gums, making the partial virtually invisible.
|Today dentists are prescribing flexible material for removable partial dentures (RPDs) because it makes a better, stronger appliance faster. Flexible material reduces chair time, eliminates invasive procedures and the cumbersome materials associated with rigid partials. In short, there is no longer any need for metal.
Metal-based RPD design is complex because it has to adapt rigid materials to a flexible environment. This leaves room for error particularly under conditions where ideal designs and clinical preparations are challenged.
In contrast, the material in flexible partials is perfectly suited to the variety of natural conditions in the mouth. It simplifies the design and enables the RPD itself to balance the simultaneous requirements of retention, support and stability.
Flexibility removes many of the unwanted aspects of metal partials. There are fewer steps in the treatment process because preparation of natural teeth is unnecessary. Without the metal frame, the fabrication and try-in processes have also been simplified. In addition, the choice of a Valplast® partial avoids the placement of metal in your patient's mouth, which allows you to satisfy the patient's interest in metal-free dentistry.
When you prescribe a genuine Valplast partial, you give your patient far more than just a dental appliance. Valplast takes a comprehensive approach to both the science and the business of flexible partials. Since the beginning, it has been our mission to elevate removable partial dentures to a higher-level of function, simplicity and patient satisfaction. We provide the industry's most proven flexible RPD material backed by the most extensive knowledge, experience, training and advanced equipment.
- Retention - flexes into a retentive position, below the undercut
- Comfort - thin, lightweight and flexible
- Esthetics - pink shades that allow your patient's natural tissue tone to appear through the material
- Strength - clinically unbreakable, more durable than acrylic and won't absorb stains or odors
- Ease - no tooth or tissue preparation is required so you can offer patients a conservative and pain-free solution
- Flexible and easier to insert
- Design versatility
- Acrylic Allergies
- History of partial frame breakage
- Alternative to implants or fixed products
- Presence of tori
- Need for a more rigid appliance due to poor soft tissue support or few remaining teeth
- Quality of teeth is too poor to support Valplast
- Minimal vertical clearance, less than 3mm
- Flat ridge
- Immediate Applications