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Dentures

What are dentures?

A denture is a removable prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. A partial denture can be used to replace some missing teeth where implants or bridges are not possible whilst a complete denture is indicated when all natural teeth are missing.

A denture is usually made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and chrome cobalt (metal framework). The chrome cobalts require more time in fabrication, but provide a better fit and more patient comfort, as well as being healthier for the remaining teeth.

What are Valplast® dentures?

The innovation of the Valplast® Flexible Partial allows the restoration to adapt to the constant movement and flexibility in your mouth. Valplast® partials cost less than dental implants and dental bridges and they require no surgery or invasive procedures. Compared to traditional metal partial dentures, Valplast® offers better aesthetics, comfort and durability. Valplast® partials are made from an unbreakable nylon resin and each Valplast® restoration comes with a lifetime guarantee against breakage and fracture.

Depending on the complexity of each case, the duration of the treatment will vary. After the initial visit of examination and diagnosis, the subsequent visits will include taking impressions of the mouth, bite registration, try-in of the denture, fitting and review.

New dentures always feel strange when first placed in your mouth. Several days or weeks will be required before you get accustomed to them. Adaptation varies with different persons and often time and experience are essential before dentures can be worn comfortably and function effectively.

See www.valpest.com for more information.

How long should you wear your dentures?

During the first few days you are advised to wear them most of the time except when sleeping. Always remove the dentures before going to bed. This will allow your gum tissues to rest and promote oral health. Remember to soak the dentures in water to prevent them from drying out.

A good set of dentures helps you to eat, speak, function, and often improves a person’s appearance.

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