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Dentures

Valplast Dentures

Valplast dentures are durable and long lasting, they are made from hard wearing, flexible materials that are moulded to fit perfectly over the palate of the mouth without covering too much space or appearing unnatural. The valplast denture fits easily over the anchoring teeth creating a beautiful smile.

Acrylic ( hard plastic) dentures tend to be quite thick because they are made out of bulkier material that is not as flexible as the resin used in valplast dentures. Valplast dentures are not made with any metal components that can sometimes irritate the gums. They are designed to fit over the anchoring teeth and blend in with the rest of the mouth.

Advantages of valplast dentures
  • Comfortable and aesthetic; looks very natural and will stay beautiful and comfortable for years to come.
  • Unbreakable/longevity; flexible valplast dentures come with a lifetime warranty against breakage and fracture for the denture base under normal use.
  • Affordability; valplast combines great value with excellent aesthetics
  • Virtually invisible; the denture blends in with your own natural teeth
  • Long lasting
  • Non allergenic.
  • Strong and durable
  • Lightweight.
Taking care of your Valplast denture

Just like your own teeth valplast dentures require good care and good oral hygiene. Most patients become accustomed to their new valplast dentures within a week. It is normal to feel some discomfort at first, especially if you have never worn a dental appliance before. If you get persistent irritation contact your dentist for any necessary adjustments.

Although the valplast base material will resist fracture or breakage, the teeth embedded in it are still susceptible to damage. Dropping the appliance in the sink or on the floor may cause the teeth to fracture. Always ensure there is some water in the basin when cleaning the denture.

Rinse your valplast denture after eating to remove any food particles. Brush your natural teeth and gums twice a day and clean interdentally with floss or interdental brushes. Brushing valplast dentures regularly is not recommended as this may remove the polish and roughen the surface over time. A soft brush, without toothpaste may be used occasionally to remove any build up or particles that have developed on the denture.

Please keep the denture out of reach of pets.

Toothpaste and toothbrushes may scratch or dull the surface of valplast denture, ensure that you remove the denture whenever you brush your natural teeth.

Clean your valplast appliance regularly

Valplast concentrated denture cleaner will safely, quickly and effectively maintain the cleanliness of valplast partial dentures. One box of valclean contains 12 sachets and it designed to last up to 12 months.

Each sachet will make 4 weeks supply of solution. A daily 15 minute soaking has proven to be effective in maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of the valplast denture. Overnight soaking in valclean solution will not harm the denture. For optimum cleaning results we recommend the use of valclean denture cleaner in a sonic denture cleaner.

Sonic Denture Cleaner

This is simple to use, place the denture inside, add the valclean cleaning agent, close the lid and press the on button. The sonic cleaner requires 2 AA batteries.

Why use the sonic cleaner?

The sonic cleaner uses high frequency sound waves to create tiny bubbles in liquid. This is used to thoroughly clean dentures  as the bubbles dislodge and remove contamination and food particles from areas of dentures that are otherwise difficult to clean.

It is best to remove your denture at night and store it in a denture box to prevent any damage. In the morning place your denture in hot water for a few seconds, this makes the material soft and flexible and once inserted in the mouth it moulds itself tightly into place reducing the need for denture adhesives as it is a very retentive type of denture.

ACRYLIC DENTURES

These pink, plastic dentures are often referred to as tissue borne because they are supported mainly by the gums. These dentures can have metal clasps which help to retain the denture in the correct position. Acrylic dentures are cheaper to manufacture and require less sophisticated design than other types of dentures, ie. Valplast and cobalt chrome dentures.

They can be used as a temporary or a long term prosthesis. This type of denture is usually fitted immediately on the day a tooth is extracted. Acrylic dentures provide a natural facial appearance and can increase self confidence. These dentures can provide support for the lips and cheeks that can often appear collapsed in patients with missing teeth.

Chewing efficiency is improved — this means food can be digested  more easily helping to take the maximum possible nutritional benefit from each meal.

Improved speech and pronunciation — missing front teeth often impairs the ability to speak clearly therefore dentures can improve pronunciation.

How to take care of acrylic dentures

In order to prevent the build of bacteria on the denture it needs to be cleaned every day. After meals remove your denture and rinse it to remove any food particles.

Three simple steps to effectively clean your denture:

  • Soak it in a denture cleaning solution for 5 minutes
  • Use a soft denture brush and the soaking solution to brush the denture
  • Rinse the denture thoroughly under running water.

When cleaning your denture in the sink make ensure there is some water in the sink, this acts as a cushion in case you drop the denture during cleaning.

Cobalt Chrome Dentures (Metal Dentures)

These denture are manufactured from a medical grade alloy which is hypoallergenic to ensure there is no allergic reaction from the material. These dentures are usually smaller than plastic dentures and do not completely cover the roof of the mouth, this is turn improves taste perception. The metal is durable and so the denture is less likely to break or bend out of shape and therefore lasts longer compared to acrylic dentures.

These dentures are supported by both the remaining teeth and the gums and are comfortable to wear. They are more expensive than the plastic dentures but usually last longer compared to the plastic dentures.

Cleaning cobalt chrome dentures

We recommend dentural cleaning solution.

Option 1: Cover the denture in warm water and add 20ml (4 teaspoons) of dentural, leave to soak for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly under running water before putting the denture back in the mouth.

Option 2: Cover the denture with cold water and add 10ml (2 teaspoons) of dentural. Leave overnight. In the morning rinse thoroughly under running water before placing the denture back in the mouth.