Today dentists are prescribing flexible materials for removable partial dentures (RPDs).
Unlike more traditional ridgid, bulky and unstable dental materials, flexible partial dentures are made from a flexible plastic material which fits neatly into the patients mouth and is virtually invisible. Flexible dentures do not require unsightly metal clasps to keep them in place.
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 process 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. The ideal impression medium for Valplast flexible dentures is alginate, to ensure the correct function of the denture, muco-static impressions are essential. A free practice pack is available on request which explains the finer points of fitting and, if necessary, adjusting Valplast partials. Valplast is not an acrylic and requires different techniques for handling, fitting, adjustment and polishing - all this is explained in the Practice Pack, alternatively please contact the laboratory and we will be happy to explain.