If you lose your teeth, it is not the end of the world; removable dentures are an option that look as good as your natural teeth.
Removable dentures can be complete or partial, so, there is no limit to the number of teeth dentures can replace. These dentures can be metallic, purely acrylic or Valplast.
The acrylic denture is only an interim denture used before the definitive metallic denture.
The Valplast is a non-metallic denture made from biocompatible nylon and special acrylic with the advantages of superior aesthetics, flexibility, stability and non-allergenicity. They are thin and therefore comfortable. They are also virtually unbreakable. With the Valplast denture, you can enjoy a flexible denture that fits without any metal clasps on your teeth.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The procedure usually requires multiple visits.
Your dentist will introduce himself to you and discuss the procedure with you; he will also carry you along from start to finish.
He will take a brief history from you, examine your mouth and take radiographs if necessary. Sometimes, some surgical procedures may be required before the dentures are fabricated for you and if any surgical procedures are done, your mouth will have to heal for 6 weeks before the process of denture fabrication begins.
Your dentist will take a primary impression of your mouth which is used to make a study cast, a design for the denture is also made on that cast. On the second visit, tooth preparations may be done and a secondary impression is taken. A Valplast will require little to no tooth preparation.
Your dentist will also select color shades for the base of the denture and the artificial teeth.
On another visit, the wax trial denture is tried-in. If the trial denture is satisfactory, it will be processed into the final material and fitted at a final visit.
Follow up visits are 24 hours, 1 week, 3 months, 6 months, yearly recall visits after fitting.
- Ensure you keep to the follow-up appointments
- Inform your dentist of any concerns, complaints, irritation or pain you may experience after the denture is fitted
- Maintain good oral hygiene
- Place your dentures in a cup of clean water when you are not wearing them
- Keep your dentures clean. Ask your dentist to teach you how.
- Adhere to the post-procedure instructions.
- See your dentist every six months even if you have no complaints or discomfort. These visits are separate from the follow-up visits.
Your dentures will need to be reviewed from time to time and may need repair or replacement after a while. A Valplast may need to be rebased at some point.