Valplast flexible dentures. They are only available as a private treatment. These dentures are providing a comfortable and successful alternative to traditional dentures.
The flexibility of these dentures provides several advantages over the traditional dentures, alternatives made of rigid, acrylic plastic resin. Flexible, nylon-based dentures can look realistic, stay securely in place and be more comfortable to wear. Instead of metal clasps, they have thin finger-like extensions that fit or snap into natural concavities in the crowns of the teeth near the gum line. The flexible denture also provides an option for cosmetic improvement of adjacent teeth that appear elongated due to gum recession: The realistic-looking, gum-coloured base can be made to cover areas where natural gum tissue has receded (shrunk down) and partially exposed tooth roots so that flexible dentures provide a smile improvement and offer an instant aesthetic solution.
Flexible dentures are thin, lightweight and resistant to fracture. However, they are difficult to reline, rebase and repair. And while they have less of a propensity to stain (especially from teas, coffee and wine) than traditional acrylic dentures, they still need to be properly cleaned and maintained.
Thermoplastic nylon contains no acrylic monomer and a completely metal free colouring agent. It is an excellent choice for patients who suffer allergic reactions to acrylic and/or metal materials.
Like other partial dentures, flexible dentures maintain space — i.e., stop remaining natural teeth from moving into the gaps where teeth are missing. They are used to otherwise restore function and aesthetics during the transition to more long-term and definitive tooth replacements.
In most cases you can have additional teeth added to your Valplast flexible denture at a later date. 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.
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 private acrylic denture. As a guideline £450 - £650.
All Valplast flexible dentures are provided with Valplast’s life time guarantee. Click here for more details of the guarantee.
All types of dentures must be removed and cleaned thoroughly, it’s very important to remove the dentures periodically to practice regular and optimal oral hygiene, and to clean the appliances. This will help prevent inflammation of the gums and tooth decay. Also, dentures should never be worn overnight, when salivary flow is reduced, making the mouth dry and the potential for bacterial build-up worse.
Proprietary brands of denture cleaner are not recommended for cleaning a Valplast flexible denture, as they may contain ingredients that could damage the Valplast resin or its colour.
Valplast only recommended Val-clean to clean flexible dentures. Click here for more information on cleaning and caring for Valplast flexible dentures.
Speak to your dentist about what would be best in your particular situation.