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A 46-year-old member asked:

tell me about valplast partial denture?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Valplast partials: In my opinion, valplast partial can serve as temporary replacement for missing teeth. The good: no metal clasps; relatively inexpensive. The bad: can't be repaired or adjusted easily. The bottom line: discuss better long term restorations, especially implant retained ones- fixed or removable.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Flex: In addition to dr sandler's excellent advice, the valplast dentures flex upon mastication. That flex changes the shape of the prosthesis, and thus change the way the forces are applied to the supporting teeth. This uncontrollable and unpredictable change in force can cause the premature loss of these teeth due to periodontal breakdown. So proceed with caution.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Flexible Partial: Valplast is a pressure-injected, flexible denture base that is ideal for partial dentures. This type of denture looks better because no clasps are visible.

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When can I go back to work after getting a full upper denture done?

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Next day?: If you are talking about having the upper teeth pulled and then a plate put in immediately, your more that likely can go back to work the next day. It will depend on your pain, medications taking, and the type of work your have to do. You should discuss the thoroughly with your dentist or oral surgeon prior to your procedure. "don't bite off more than your can chew".
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An appliance to use in the Maxilla should be successful if the ridge is intact.
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When are implanted dentures an option?

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Implants: Tooth implants are an option for any lost tooth. The large advantage over dentures is that implants are actually implanted into the bone. This stimulates the bone to stay strong. Plain dentures, over time, cause the bone to start to be resorbed since it is not being stimulated directly they way teeth and implants do. You can also get this resorption with periodontitis.
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How soon after dental extraction will I be able to use dentures?

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Immediately : In our office i usually want the patients to start wearing their dentures immediately. This protects the very fragile bone that was immediately around the extraction areas from food and tongue trauma.
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How do I get my dentures repaired?

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Dr. Ronald Achong
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Visit your dentist: Often dentist can repair the denture quickly if there is a minor problem. If there is a more involved problem, then the denture may have to be sent to the lab or sometimes a new one might be needed.

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