There are several types of dentures suitable as a short or medium term tooth replacement.
The plastic partial denture fits on the gum and sometimes has a wire clasps to hold it in place. The metal precision partial denture fits exactly with clasps and rests on existing teeth. Both are removable, and you take them out to clean.
Removable Partial Dentures
Removable partial dentures are custom-made appliances that should be taken out periodically for cleaning. They are generally affordable and require only a short time to make. We now have removable partial dentures that are practically invisible and very comfortable.
Fixed restorations become a permanent part of your mouth. Once they are completed they are treated much like your natural teeth. Completing a fixed restoration may take a few visits to the dentist and conditions in your mouth may not be ideal for a fixed bridge or implant. Our dentist can help you decide if fixed restorations are right for you.
Flexible Partial Dentures (Valplast)
Flexible partial dentures are the comfortable and affordable choice.
It was long thought that removable partial dentures had to be rigid to be effective. The innovation of the Valplast flexible partial allows the restoration to adapt to the constant movement and flexibility in your mouth.
This is the underlying thinking behind Valplast's innovative flexible partial. The flexibility, combined with strength and light weight, provides total comfort and great looks!
The preparation is relatively simple because your natural teeth don't need to be altered. The Valplast partial is virtually invisible because there are no telltale metal clasps and the material itself blends with the tissue in your mouth so that the only thing that shows is your beautiful smile.