At Romak we offer our patients an advanced solution for the replacement of missing teeth. Valplast® is a flexible denture base resin which is ideal for partial dentures and unilateral restorations. The resin is a biocompatible nylon thermoplastic with unique physical and aesthetic properties. Valplast allows a patient’s natural tissue bone to appear through the material, matching the basic shade categories (medium pink, light pink, and ethnic). It is also guaranteed for life against breakage (when handled according to the manufacturer’s specified procedures.
The old rigid concept of using metal is gone
It seems logical that because a patient’s mouth is flexible, a rigid, metal-based partial would not be well suited to its form and function. That’s what inspired Valplast to create the flexible RPD. 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 material 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 Valplast partial avoids the placement of metal in a patient’s mouth, which allows metal-free dentistry.
Functional and aesthetic upgrade over metal
Rigid RPDs are held in place by support and retention devices that leverage tooth surfaces to distribute the masticatory load. Valplast developed a higher standard of performance by utilizing a flexible material to the retentive arms and reduce stresses on natural teeth. The concept uses the flexibility of the material to balance the stress load over the entire supporting ridge instead of individual rigid support points. As a result, the patient is more comfortable and has a stronger, better looking ad functioning appliance.
To hold them in place, traditional rigid partials have noticeable, unattractive metal clasps across the front surface of the natural teeth, which may, over time, cause damage to the tooth surfaces and reduce the stability of the supporting teeth. Valplast’s unique material blends with the natural tissue providing virtually invisible support and a more pleasing smile. Valplast is available in four natural tones – pink, light pink, meharry and light meharry – to match the patient’s colouring. A non-pigmented option is also available for special applications.
Your ultimate comfort is one of the most important considerations when restoring your missing teeth. Fixed restorations such as bridges and implants will usually feel much like your natural teeth when finished. The process of making them, however, will take several visits to the dentist or oral surgeon, and involves invasive procedures. These are also more costly restorations. While this is the most permanent and natural-feeling restoration, the process may not suit you.
Removable partials usually need to be replaced after a few years as your mouth changes. Flexible partial dentures from Valplast do come with a lifetime warranty against breakage and fracture in normal use. Even if the partial needs to be replaced, the Valplast flexible partial is designed to last.
If cost is your primary consideration, removable restorations are the more affordable solution, and the results can look totally natural as the flexible partials blend in with your natural tissues and become invisible in the mouth.
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