A Guide to Valplast Dentures

Most of us can see the benefits of partial dentures. After all, they enable you to chew and eat more comfortably, articulate your words more easily and, if you are missing a tooth or two, they help you feel more confident in public. They also help you to maintain your oral health, as missing teeth can cause longer-term aches and pains by putting extra stress on your jaw joints.

However, even though dentures are a good idea in theory, most people who have them wish they did not have to. Why? Because in practice, traditional dentures can be uncomfortable and ill-fitting. Over time, as the shape of your face and jaw changes, your dentures become even less comfortable and less suited to the shape of your mouth.

One of the reasons for this was because partial dentures have traditionally been made from very rigid materials. The design of traditional dentures was always aimed at making sure that they did not change shape or move, because they were tailor-made to fit around your existing teeth. They were usually made of metal too, as it was durable, hard-wearing and unlikely to bend or buckle.

Partial dentures therefore, were built to last. But this ignored one important fact: your mouth is constantly moving and changing shape, as you talk, eat, yawn, swallow, breathe, shout, drink and so on. In an ideal world, shouldn’t your denture be flexible, as well as durable?

This is the secret behind the success of Valplast. When it comes to removable partial dentures, Valplast broke the mould – quite literally! Valplasts removable partial dentures are made from a nylon resin which they claim is unbreakable. Each one comes with a lifetime guarantee against breaks or fractures – so they mean what they say!

The nylon resin material means that Valplast removable partial dentures are much more flexible than traditional metal dentures. They can adapt to the shape and movement of your mouth and for this reason, they are far more comfortable to wear (as well as being much more comfortable to take out and put in!). The are also more aesthetic too – nobody will notice that you are missing a tooth as the materials used will suit the natural colours of your teeth and gums. Plus, there are no metal clasps, which can often be visible in traditional dentures.

In a nutshell, therefore, Valplast offers a real improvement on traditional removable partial dentures. They are strong, lightweight and the match your existing teeth. So if you want a partial denture that gives you confidence, this could be your choice.

The procedure for creating your Valplast partial denture is straightforward. First, you need to have an evaluation by your dentist. If you agree that a Valplast denture is the right product and treatment for you, the denture will be custom-designed. Your existing teeth do not need to be altered in any way.

So, are there any other options to consider before you choose Valplast? Most dentists will recommend that you replace a missing tooth, to maintain the balance and symmetry of your bite. Your missing tooth can be replaced with a partial denture or it can be replaced with a dental implant or bridge. Your decision will usually be made in consultation with your dentist, but it will depend very much on which option you feel most comfortable with.

A dental implant or bridge is permanent and you cannot remove it. This has the advantage of feeling just like a natural tooth. At the same time, it requires major dental work to fit them and many people are just not comfortable undergoing that kind of treatment – unless it is absolutely essential.

Valplast has the benefit of being much less invasive. You will not need anaesthetic or be required to have any work done to your existing teeth – as with an implant or bridge. Valplast is also an affordable option. While the innovative materials used mean that it does cost more than a traditional removable metal denture, compared to other treatments for a missing tooth, it looks very cost effective.