Flexible Dental Prosthetics
Flexible dentures are actually removable prostheses, i.e., they can put on and off whenever you want. It is like a dental implant, which is permanently fixed and is in the same place but can be removed. As the prosthesis can be removed from the mouth, to undergo a cleaning of the prosthesis.
What material are made of flexible próteis
The flexible dentures are made of nylon. Nylon is a nearly transparent material which may be made of very similar colors to the gums and palate. Thus, it hides.
How to attach to the mouth
The coupling and fastening a flexible prosthesis is performed through hooks (called latches) that are anchored to the prosthesis and which are placed on the teeth. Usually often metallic, although the material may vary.
The nylon prostheses changes color over time. Thanks to advances in the world of dentistry today, there are other best materials for creating prostheses and they become more stable and durability.
Moreover, they are increasingly comfortable doing the gums do not suffer by the wearing of a prosthesis for hours.
Advantages of flexible dentures
Flexible prostheses have several advantages that make them a great option for many people. They are:
- Being removable, allowing easy cleaning.
- High malleability
- Durable material.
- Translucent material, fits the colors of the gum.
- Improve facial aesthetics.
Flexible prostheses can be complete (teeth) or partial. In partial prosthesis only some teeth are replaced while the total, is the entire denture.
The flexible dentures are considered a convenient, practical alternative to dentures that may cause severe discomfort, especially in the gums and changes with age. The flexible denture teeth prosthesis combined with a mild base, it is able to conform to the shape of the gums, even as they change over time. Are considered more durable and able to provide greater capacity when chewing. Usually they are more discreet, cleaner and faster to make hard prostheses.
Harsh traditional dentures, often molded from acrylic and are not adjusted to the shape of the mouth. Acrylic dentures are known to rub against the gums and cause pain and discomfort. Often require adhesives to stay in place.
Flexible prostheses are designed to adhere to the shape of the jaw. Not require any adhesive or other devices to be attached to the gums. That’s why we are generally stronger, and have become more comfortable in the case of hard dental fitting dentures. Because the flexible dentures usually fit better and do not cause discomfort, they offer the ability to chew even hard foods like apples.
Flexible dentures are made from a tough, translucent nylon. The denture teeth are embedded in the denture. Because the base is transparent nylon, dentures blend with the natural color of the gums and are considered more discreet than traditional dentures. The denture teeth are usually designed to match the aesthetic choices of dental patient.
Unlike many hard dental prostheses, dentures flexible are not porous and therefore, do not favor the growth of bacteria. It is therefore considered more hygienic than hard prostheses.
Flexible dentures may be easier to manufacture than their hard counterparts and acrylics. When dentures are made of acrylic, multiple settings for full adaptation are needed. Dentures are made with a flexible nylon-based and are often easier to install and therefore easier to manufacture. Dental patients may find that prostheses made with a flexible base are equipped and constructed much faster than traditional dentures.
Price dentures flexible
The price of the flexible prosthesis is significantly lower than that of the implants for several reasons. First, the art materials and technological equipment needed to make an implant is much higher. In the case of fixed implants, the dentist also needs more experience and expertise.