Valplast, The New Standard For Flexible Partials
A flipper is a great temporary removable option for replacing a missing tooth. Children missing an adult tooth or patients waiting to get a dental implant can benefit from a Valplast partial.
- Flexible and light
- Easily bend without breaking
- Snaps into place and holds securely
- Made from biocompatible nylon
- Less thickness than an acrylic
Adding the “Flexible” to Partial Dentures
Discover the flexibility to smile whenever you want and eat whatever you like.
- Partials 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
- A denture base, closely resembling the color of your natural gums
- One or more teeth which match the color and shape of you natural teeth
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
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.
We create your Valplast partial dentures at our Apex dentist office in 3 stages
- Impressions, Wax Bites and tooth shade selection
- Processing and casting
- Try them on!
Partials An Interim Step
The partial is supported by your natural teeth and is a good interim step for individuals who are not quite ready for a dental implant.
- 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
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.
Alternative Options: Dental Implants
Superior support and longevity
With a flipper bone atrophy or shrinkage continues below the flipper causing gum immflamuation, recession and plaque accumulation and possible adjacent tooth decay. 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.