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Apex Dentist

Better Dental

Apex Dentist


Partial Dentures

Flexible Partial Dentures | Apex NC, Dentist

The Flexibility of Valplast

Valplast Options: Valplast is a flexible base resin that make flexible partial dentures capable of bending easily without breaking. Made from biocompatible nylon and thermoplastic resin a Valplast partial denture is the standard in dentures sought out by most patients. Not only are they flexibility with a sure fit but are also light with and offer less thickness than an acrylic partial denture.

We create your Valplast partial dentures at our Apex dentist office in 3 stages:

  • Evaluation
  • Impressions, Wax Bites and tooth shade selection
  • Processing and casting
    Try them on!

    Snaps in Place | Stays Secure


    Your flexible partial denture snaps securely to your existing teeth to stay in place. The partial is supported by your natural teeth, so it tends to stay in place better and offers you the flexibility to eat and chew normally.

    • Better Chewing: Flexible partial dentures will help restore your bite and your ability to chew
    • Improved Speech: Especially important for front top teeth which are very important in making certain sounds – V and F are made when the bottom lip contacts the edges of the central upper incisors.
    • Protect Your Teeth: When teeth are missing your jaw shrinks and your remaining teeth shift and become crooked. Reduce the likelihood of problems with other teeth shifting by supporting them with flexible partial dentures.
    • Your remaining natural teeth experience increased stress and wear when you are missing teeth. Flexible partial dentures shift the stress off of your natural teeth and reduce the risk of inappropriate tooth wear.


    Whiter, Brighter, Better

    • If you choose teeth whitening treatments your partial dentures can be whitened as well


    Flexible Dentist Appointments

    Many patients prefer to complete their partials in a few short visits at our Apex Dentist office location. However, if you are worried about taking too much time off of work than let Dr. Draper know. In many cases we can combine procedures to shorten your total treatment process. Our Apex office also offers same day appointment options to work around your schedule. We also offer Saturday hours from 8am to 4pm. Getting to our Apex location is simple we are conveniently located near 540, US 64 and US 1.

    Adding the “Flexible” to Non Flexible Partial Dentures

    Discover the flexibility to smile whenever you want and eat whatever you like. Partial dentures are replacement teeth for people who have lost one or more of their teeth. Partial dentures can be taken in and out of the mouth and consist of:

    • A denture base, closely resembling the color of your natural gums
    • One or more denture teeth which match the color and shape of you natural teeth


      When do Non-flexible partial dentures work better?

      Cast Metal Partial Denture: The cast metal partial denture is stronger, less bulky and offers a great fit. This partial has a metal framework to which is attach high-quality denture teeth. It is usually not quite as cosmetic as the Flexible Partial and takes a little longer at our lab since the special metal framework adds an extra step in processing.

      Acrylic Partial Denture: Acrylic partial dentures are more affordable, but they tend to feel more bulky. This partial has an acrylic base into which the denture teeth are set and is attached to your natural teeth with small wire clasps. Many of our guests enjoy this metal-free option.

      Flexible Dentist Appointments

      • Get your partial in multiple short visits or longer appointments with combine procedures
      • Same day appointment options to work around your schedule at our Apex dentist office
      • Saturday hours from 8am to 4pm
      • Our Apex location is conveniently located near 540, US 64 and US 1

    Alternative Option: Dental Implants

    Superior support and longevity

    To help you make the very best decision for your tooth replacement needs, it’s important to learn about all the options. Dental Implants are becoming the preferred treatment for missing teeth because they never have to come out of your mouth to be cleaned, and they can last for the rest of your life. Implants can be done for a single tooth or as a bridge for multiple missing teeth.

    Single-tooth Restorations: When our dentists carefully place your dental implant where your natural tooth root would have been, they are creating a sturdy foundation that can then support a beautiful dental crown to fill in the gap in your smile.

    Dental Implant Bridge: If you have a larger space of consecutive missing teeth, we may recommend an Implant Bridge supported by two or more implants to span whole missing section with one beautiful restoration. Implant Bridges tend to be more affordable than multiple single tooth implant restorations and sometimes allow us to restore teeth in certain areas that may be impossible otherwise.

    While it’s true that Dental Implants constitute a bit more of an investment up front, when you factor in their extreme longevity, you begin to see just how much it can pay of. Also, we offer a wide variety of payment options to make it very possible for you to obtain the highest level of care.