Nairi Kureghian, DDS Inc

Nairi Kureghian, DDS Inc

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Valplasts, Dentures and Partials




VALPLASTS


Like most types of dentures, Valplast are a type of flexible dentures used to take the place of missing natural teeth that have fallen out or had to be extracted.  They are flexible, durable, and very comfortable – not to mention they look very natural. Traditional dentures are made from acrylic (pink plastic) or cobalt chrome materials. Valplast dentures are made from a very tough nylon material. Acrylic and cobalt chrome dentures are generally heavier than Valplast dentures. Valplast dentures are normally smaller than standard acrylic dentures allowing the roof of the mouth or the floor of the mouth to be free of denture metal/acrylic extensions. This makes them very comfortable dentures that allow patients taste food more easily and they do not interfere with the tongue as much as acrylic dentures.




FULL DENTURE


Complete dentures are given to patients when all of the natural teeth have been removed. Conventional full dentures are placed after the gum tissue has healed, which can take several months. Immediate full dentures are placed immediately after the teeth have been removed and may require frequent adjustments during the first couple of months of use. Dentures are not for everyone. If you're interested in learning more about dentures and want to know if they are the right choice for you, please schedule an appointment. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have, and can determine the best course of treatment for your ongoing dental health.




PARTIAL METAL DENTURE


A removable partial denture (RPD) is for a partially edentulous dental patient who desires to have replacement teeth for functional or aesthetic reasons, and who cannot have a bridge (a fixed partial denture) for any number of reasons, such as a lack of required teeth to serve as support for a bridge (i.e. distal abutments) or due to financial limitations.

The reason why this type of prosthesis is referred to as a removable partial denture is because patients can remove and reinsert them when required without professional help. Conversely, a “fixed” prosthesis can and should be removed only by a dental professional.