The cost-effective perks of flexible partials

March 27, 2015
Issue 3

The dental industry for decades has used rigid partials made of metal to treat patients with missing teeth.

The dental industry for decades has used rigid partials made of metal to treat patients with missing teeth.

But increasingly patients complain that metal and acrylic partials are costly and uncomfortable, while dentists find them difficult to adjust.

Flexible partials can be the perfect solution for patients who want a comfortable, cost-effective alternative that looks and feels natural.

Today’s flexible partials come in a variety of shades, are resistant to stains and odors and are virtually unbreakable if cared for properly.

Made from thin and translucent materials, flexible partials allow the natural coloring of the tissue to show through so the device practically disappears in the patient’s mouth for a natural look.

In addition to an interim device, flexible partials offer long-term solutions for a variety of patients.

Elderly patients or those with a low pain threshold, patients who can’t afford conventional partials, as well as patients whose plastic partials have continually cracked and failed will find flexible partials the ideal solution.

A well-executed flexible partial is guaranteed to provide patients with years of use. Plus, patients are often more satisfied with flexible partials than conventional partials.

For dentists, the most common complaint about flexible partials is that they are difficult to adjust, but flexible partials resolve that issue - thanks to their state-of-the-art material makeup.

Plus, little to no tooth preparation - or drilling - is required.

Providers find the flexibility of partials allow for an easy path of insertion, which saves on repairs and chair-time. And less time in the chair translates to more money for your practice.

At Dental Products Report, our goal is to keep you on the cutting edge of new tools and treatments.

In this ebook, we highlight three flexible partials - including DuraFlex, TCS Unbreakable and Valplast - and the benefits they provide to both dentists and patients.