Partial Dentures or Valplast Dentures in Houston
Anyone considering having partial dentures in Houston may want to look at valplast™dentures. These are partial dentures that are quite different from regular acrylic dentures both aesthetically and in their construction. Valplast™ partial dentures are made from a thin flexible and unbreakable nylon resin, and in fact the material is somewhat similar to that used to construct traffic cones, which are as anyone who has ever driven over one knows, virtually indestructible. Valplast™ dentures have a lifetime warranty against fractures and breakage of the denture material, although this doesn’t cover the teeth. This type of denture is tried and tested as it has been around for more than five decades.
The beauty of this denture is that its flexibility allows it to adapt to the constant movement within the mouth, which allows for greater ease in eating and talking which in turn gives patients far more confidence. It is also far less obtrusive than ordinary partial dentures as it is designed to blend in with the mouth, and it doesn’t need to use metal clasps to keep it in place. These factors give it a much higher aesthetic value and many people forget they are wearing them because they are much thinner and more comfortable than ordinary dentures. Valplast™ is highly translucent which makes the partial almost invisible in the mouth. The material used is quite stain resistant and doesn’t easily absorb odor.
Who should get a Valplast Denture?
Valplast™ partial dentures make a good choice for anybody who suffers from allergies to dental materials as they are made from a thermoplastic nylon material which doesn’t contain any acrylic monomer and uses a metal free coloring agent. This makes it ideal for anybody who is allergic to metals or acrylics. Although this type of denture is generally only suitable for partial dentures as full dentures need the rigidity to stay in place, it is sometimes used for people who have severe allergies or those who are prone to breaking their dentures. They are also suitable for patients who are unable to wear a rigid acrylic denture due to the shape of their mouth or those who have had dental implants in order to retain a full denture.However not everyone is a suitable candidate for this type of denture, and patients who have suffered severe periodontal problems may be better off getting a rigid acrylic denture that can help support the remaining teeth, and this is especially true for patients who have lost a lot of teeth, and your dentist will be able to advise you if valplast™ is the right option for you.
These partials can be made by any dentist constructing Houston Texas dentures, and each appliance comes with its own unique registration number guaranteeing its authenticity. The cost is slightly higher than an ordinary rigid acrylic denture, but the beautiful results make it well worth while paying the extra money. It’s even possible, in some occasions, to add extra teeth to a Valplast™ denture.
It’s important to clean your Valplast™ denture daily, and it should be kept in water or denture cleaner while not being worn in order to keep the surface hydrated. It should be cleaned using a specialist cleaner, as ordinary toothpaste and toothbrushes are too harsh may damage and scratch the surfaces.
Should I get a Soft Denture Liner?
A soft denture liner is simply a layer of soft material which is fitted to the base of a hard acrylic denture, coming into direct contact with the soft tissues. It cushions the gums and protects them from coming into contact with the hard denture base providing extra comfort.
It’s ideal for people who cannot tolerate pain very well and for those patients who only have a thin layer of gum tissue over the jaw bone. If there is only a thin layer of gum tissue then it’s much more easily compressed by a conventional denture, and this can lead to pain being felt. Replacing the hard acrylic with a soft liner helps to lessen or eliminate this tissue compression. These types of liners can be tolerated by just about anybody and can make chewing food much more comfortable, and this is because the soft liner tends to compress and conform to the continuously changing jaw ridges.
Will Dentures Increase my Risk of Heart Disease?
The American Heart Association says that bacteria may affect the heart and contribute to heart disease. People with periodontal disease, a bacterial infection, may be more at risk for heart disease.
To help reduce the risk…
- Partial denture wearers should have their teeth cleaned regularly, as bacteria and calculus accumulate wherever a denture contacts a tooth.
- Partial dentures should be removed at night to prevent the build up of bacteria and calculus. This is similar to the calculus that can clog your arteries and lead to heart attack.
- Medications prescribed for heart disease can increase the incidence of bleeding gums. This can increase the likelihood of gum infection that can be prevented by a dentist. These drugs may alter or decrease your taste perception.