If a tooth is missing, or needs taking out, there are several ways to fill the gap that is left. In some cases it is important to try to replace any missing teeth to balance the way your jaw bites. If you have several missing teeth, the remaining teeth are under more pressure. This can lead to broken fillings or even jaw problems.
A partial denture is the simplest way to replace missing teeth. However, some people find dentures uncomfortable and eventually decide to look at alternatives, such as bridges or implants.
Flexible Partial Dentures
The 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.
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!
This flexible denture can cost less than implants and bridges and the fact that this is cheaper may make it more attractive.
The flexible 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.