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Valplast® or CFS™ Flexible Partial
Valplast® or CFS™ flexible partials are strong durable thermoplastics that fit securely and comfortably into places around existing teeth. The Valplast is a transparent resin that captivates the natural tissue color, making it virtually unnoticeable in the mouth. Made from a biocompatible thermoplastic nylon material, Valplast® or CFS™ provides maximum strength, and proven durability with a guarantee against breakage. Valplast® or CFS™ is the most popular aesthetic partial in the market.
Valplast® or CFS™ Flexible with Metal Frame
Valplast® or CFS™ with metal frame combines comfort, function, and aesthetics. This combo denture utilizes thermoplastic clasps, which blend right into the gum tissue creating the perfect smile and a metal framework which provides maximum stability and strength to the partial. This combination is remarkable because the framework provides support while softening pressure and force on the abutment teeth, creating extra comfort with amazing beauty. A Valplast® or CFS™ with a metal frame is strongly suggested on a mandibular arch with missing posterior teeth.
Valplast® or CFS™ Flexible with metal rest seats
Valplast® with metal rest seats has the mobility and flexibility of a non-metal thermoplastic partial with the strength of cast metal rest seats. On partial removable dentures, forces are applied to retain the denture and the supporting teeth and tissues in an aesthetic fashion. In many cases, it is proven that non-metal thermoplastics, although aesthetically pleasing, would function better if they had metal rest seats to force down pressure along the axes of the supporting teeth. The rest seats are to help support and stabilize the flexible partial. Valplast® with metal rest seats is remarkably attractive due to its natural-looking clasps and minimal metal. For patients who need a removable denture with stability and beauty.
Metal and Acrylic Partials
-Infinity’s Premium Partial
Removable Partial Dentures with cast metal frameworks are probably one of the oldest forms of dentistry. Originally, the frameworks were made out of wrought (hammered) silver. One of the most famous American dentists was Paul Revere who was a silversmith when he wasn't fighting redcoats.
The metal framework does not contact the gums. Thus, as the gums resorb, this type of partial does not sink with them and rarely requires relines. Because the teeth are altered by the dentist beforehand, there are fewer limitations in the placement of clasps, and they are less likely to be seen than the wrought wire clasps of the treatment partial. Modern frameworks are cast from an extremely strong alloy called chrome cobalt which can be cast very thin and are much less likely to break than the all plastic variety. They are also much less noticeable to the tongue.
The largest single advantage that cast metal framework partial dentures have over the newer flexible framework partials is that sore spots are almost never an issue since neither the framework, nor the plastic extensions contact the soft oral tissues with any force! Patients who exhibit the symptoms of TMJ, or who are known bruxers are much better off with cast metal partials than with flexible framework partials.
Temporary Acrylic Partials
-Stay plate or Flipper
The Stayplate is also known as a “Flipper”, and is the least expensive from all the removable partial dentures. The Stayplate is made from brittle acrylic (the same acrylic as in full dentures) and with either two ball clasps or two wrought wire clasps. The advantage of the stayplate is that it is very easy to remove or add teeth to the partial with small professional treatment. Despite the fact that it is considered a temporary solution, many keep this partial for many years with proper maintenance, and it works and looks very pleasant like the more expensive Infinity partial.