Allergy free material
Patients often want to find out about metal-free removable restorations made of allergy-free materials. That is why we want introducing a special high potential plastic that professionals count on. It is a nylon-based thermoplastic material that is particularly suitable for partial and temporary dentures. This high-purity nylon resin is known under the product name Valplast. This material is:
- 100% monomer-free
- highly flexible
- unbreakable, and
- almost invisible
An overview of this allergy free material
Valplast is free from methyl methacrylate and benzoyl peroxide. It’s a thermoplastic polycondensate free from carboxylic acids and amines. Compared to a conventional PMMA, the water intake is significantly reduced. The material is resistant to most organic acids. Valplast is a thermoplastic which is moulded into shape by heating, and at no point do incompatible, allergenic substances manage to escape during the manufacturing process.
The slight transparency of the material allows the desired ‘chameleon effect’ of visually seeming to disappear in the mouth. This means that the restoration is integrated into the mouth with harmonious colours and becomes virtually invisible. Furthermore, Valplast is a CE certified medical device of class 2a (MPG).
An overview of the indications
- interim and immediate supply
- clasp-free provisional single tooth replacement, for example after implantation
- invisible interim prosthesis as a ‘spider’ partial, particularly in the anterior region of the mouth
- aligner rails can be used
Advantages and disadvantages of this allergy free material
In addition to biocompatibility and freedom from allergies, the dentures made of Valplast mimic an essential property of conventional plastic prostheses, namely elasticity. Valplast prostheses can be elastically deformed without breaking. That simplifies, for example, the incorporation and removal of the prosthesis, especially with patients with small mouths. A filigree and clip-free design is also possible, and any retaining clips that are incorporated, are barely visible.
However, the material does have a few limitations. Valplast is relatively difficult to reline, so subsequent expansion of the prosthesis is not possible. In the event of further tooth loss by the patient, a new prosthesis will have to be made for them.
After implant placements, Valplast prostheses offer a good solution for temporary restorations. The patient receives an aesthetically pleasing solution right from the time of the insertion of the implant, all the way up to when they receive their permanent denture. So patients need not fear having to wear unsightly temporary prostheses.
And patients like Valplast prostheses! Many patients confirm that Valplast prostheses are comfortable to wear. Due to the fact that they also look good, the patient’s quality of life is considerably enhanced compared to normal clamp prostheses. So patients not only get a new smile, but they also feel happier about their new denture.