The Valplast flexible partial denture is an exciting newcomer to the denture field. It is ideal for those patients who have lost several but not all their teeth and require a partial denture.
A conventional partial denture consists of an acrylic plate that fits over the soft palate of your mouth, which has a number of false teeth mounted on it. Metal clips help to secure it in place.
There are two types of partial denture:
The Valplast flexible denture differs from these in that the plate is made from a flexible, plastic material which fits neatly into your mouth and is virtually invisible. And, it doesn’t require any metal clips to keep in place.
This type of denture is very light, durable and comes in a range of 4 colours which are designed to match your own gum tissue. It is hypo-allergenic and blends in well with the natural movement of your mouth. So, no worries about slipping or moving around and irritating your mouth!
If you were considering having a dental bridge or dental implants then you will find that this flexible denture can cost less than half the price of these. The cost is always an important part of any dental treatment and the fact that this is cheaper may make it more attractive.
The Valplast denture does cost more than the traditional partial denture (complete with metal clips) but it can be produced very quickly and blends in well with your mouth. It is an aesthetically pleasing type of denture.
Valplast flexible partial dentures offer patients many benefits compared to traditional acrylic dentures, these include:
The flexibility of Valplast provides a more comfortable, lightweight and stronger partial denture * Valplast partial dentures cost less than dental implants and dental bridges and they require no surgery or invasive procedures
Patients with generally healthy mouths can expect many years of use from their Valplast partials denture, with many cases in use for over 15 years without modification.
Here are a number of frequently asked questions that we receive from dental patients about Valplast flexible dentures.
Q. Can I have a Valplast flexible denture as part of an NHS treatment?
You will need to discuss this with your dentist, but typically they are usually only available as a Private treatment.
Q. I have suffered allergic reactions to dentures made from acrylic and metal materials; can I use a Valplast flexible denture?
Valplast has a low reaction rate compared to dentures that are made from acrylic and metal, as it is a thermoplastic nylon which contains no acrylic monomer and a completely metal free colouring agent, making it an excellent choice for patients who suffer allergic reactions to acrylic and metal.
Q. Can I have additional teeth added to my Valplast flexible denture at a latter date?
In most cases yes you can. Your dentist will need to send your Valplast flexible denture to a certified Valplast laboratory to have the teeth added. This can take 3 – 5 working days, so for this period of time you would have to go without your denture.
Q. How much does a Valplast flexible denture cost?
In order to provide a cost for a Valplast flexible denture you would need to visit your dentist who can advise you if a Valplast flexible denture is suitable for you and also the cost. Typically the cost of the flexible denture is determined by the number of teeth required. Also they can be slightly more expensive than a standard acrylic denture. At Kincorth Dental Practice our flexible dentures usually cost approximately £400.
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