Flexible dentures offer an alterative to fixed and removable dentures. They are partial dentures and are used to replace a small number of missing teeth. The Valplast flexible denture differs to normal partial dentures because the plate of the denture is made from a flexible, plastic-based material, rather than acrylic.
What are the advantages of Valplast flexible dentures?
Valplast flexible dentures have many benefits: they do not require metal fastenings, like traditional partial dentures, they are lighter and more comfortable and they are designed to be as aesthetically pleasing as possible. The flexible dentures are available in four shades to blend in with the natural colour of the gum tissue.
The dentures are shaped to fit with the natural contours of the mouth and patients can be safe in the knowledge that their dentures will be secure at all times. The Valplast flexible denture is made from hypo-allergenic materials that help to prevent irritation.
Flexible dentures are also quicker to produce so you will not have wait for a long period of time for your new dentures.
How much do flexible dentures cost?
Flexible dentures are more expensive than traditional partial dentures, but they have a range of benefits and they are considerably cheaper than dental implants. The cost of treatment depends on the dentist you select; dentists with a wealth of experience and expertise usually charge a premium rate. The location of the clinic can also affect the price, as city centre clinics and clinics in the South tend to be more expensive than town practices and practices in the North.
As a general guide, patients can expect to pay between £500 and £800 for flexible dentures.
Looking after flexible dentures
Flexible dentures are cleaned in the same way as traditional dentures, and it is beneficial to soak and rinse the denture. Many people soak their dentures overnight around 3 times per week and it is a good idea to rinse the denture after meals. Do not use a brush to clean your dentures as this may cause damage. Flexible dentures should last for around 15 years if they are well looked after.
It is advisable to see your dentist on a regular basis. This will enable them to keep an eye on your oral health, as well as allowing them to check the fit of your dentures.