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FLEXIBLE RESTORATION INFORMATION
We have been offering flexible restorations for many years. There are many different systems, with Valplast probably being the best known trade name. For the past few years we have been using a combination of Dental D® and the Flexident system including Flexite and Lusterflex. However, we have now moved our flexible work to the Myerson DuraFlex system.
DuraFlex™ from Myerson is a breakthrough thermoplastic that resolves the limitations found in older flexible materials that are nylon based, whilst still offering all the advantages of a flexible denture. The system allows us to offer a whole range of flexible restorations from small removable bridges, flexible clasps all the way to complete flexible dentures.
The huge benefit of DuraFlex over many other systems is that you can add and alter the finished denture using the same material. This overcomes one of the biggest drawbacks to having flexible dentures.
The restorations are flexible because the material is not a normal acrylic but an injection moulded thermoplastic resin. When it comes to dentures, in most instances, the process is exactly the same as for a conventional solution and only differs in the final processing. Solutions such as Removable Bridges are generally done in two visits, impression and fit, so there is greatly reduced surgery time. Aesthetic, tooth coloured clasps can be added to almost any denture and are especially good on a chrome denture where the chrome clasps can be very unkind to natural teeth.
Just think of the benefits of a flexible restoration. Softer and more forgiving than conventional acrylic, improved retention with the ability to engage more of the undercuts, clasping that is far kinder to natural teeth, they engage the undercut without the abrasive and wearing aspects of metal clasps. Not to mention that they are aesthetically far more pleasing. Well, you can have all of the above and more.
If you would like more information or would like to try a more ‘flexible’ solution please let us know.
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