Metal or resin partials?

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by James E., Jan 23, 2005.

  1. James E.

    James E. Guest

    In your experience in placing thousands of partial dentures, which kind
    results in the highest degree of patient satisfaction: Cast metal, or resin
    (Valplast or Flexite)

    Why?

    Thank you

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    James
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    James E., Jan 23, 2005
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  2. James E.

    James E. Guest

    So, just because the cast metal partials are more expensive, does not
    necessarily mean that they are generically superior and preferred by most
    people?

    James
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    "Krzysztof Polanowski" <> wrote in message
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    James E., Jan 24, 2005
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  3. James E. wrote:
    Lab fees for Valplast, Flexi-plast and the like are at least as high as
    for cast frame partials. The biggest advantages of the flexible -base
    partials is that there are no metal clasps. Acrylic-base partials are
    generally somewhat less expensive than cast frame partials, but they
    still generally have wire clasps. A difference between the flexible and
    acrylic base partials on the one hand and the cast frame partials on the
    other is that while the first two get a proportionally greater amount of
    support from the soft tissues, and correspondingly less support from the
    teeth. This sometimes means less stress on the teeth (usually a good
    thing) but more movement of the bases. Cast frames are generally more
    stable, and also less bulky, but obtain much of their increased
    stability from the teeth.
    Pick your poison.

    Steve
    Steven Bornfeld, Jan 24, 2005
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  4. On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 23:06:12 GMT, "James E." <>
    wrote:
    Vitallium plus acrylic attachments for normal cases.
    Joel M. Eichen, Jan 24, 2005
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  5. On Mon, 24 Jan 2005 00:43:40 GMT, "James E." <>
    wrote:
    This is relative.

    The laboratory bill for Valplast is as high as or higher than a nice
    vitallium/acrylic partial dentuire.


    Joel M. Eichen, Jan 24, 2005
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  6. On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 21:55:42 -0500, Steven Bornfeld
    <> wrote:
    Disadvantage of Valplast is the crud factor.

    They look bad in a few years.

    Joel M. Eichen, Jan 24, 2005
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  7. James E.

    James E. Guest

    Hello Joel

    Can you elaborate: What is the "crud factor".

    Thanks

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    James
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    "Joel M. Eichen" <> wrote in message
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    James E., Jan 24, 2005
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  8. On Mon, 24 Jan 2005 16:30:26 GMT, "James E." <>
    wrote:
    Valplast suffers from cruditis.

    They accumulate bacterial growth and even provide a special cleaning
    solution to reduce the cruditis.

    Valplast International distributes a concentrated denture cleaner
    which can be used for daily and periodic deep cleaning.



    MORE ABOUT Valplast:

    http://www.greenvilledentallab.com/techniques.html


    ******************************************


    Recommendations for Patient Care:
    Like any removable prosthesis, the patient should be instructed to
    utilize good hygienic practices to maintain the appearance and
    cleanliness of the Valplast® restoration. The prosthesis should be
    soaked overnight at least three nights a week in a good denture
    cleaner. Or, the patient may immerse the case in a strong denture
    cleaner daily for about 10-15 minutes. The case should be rinsed and
    brushed before reinserting it in the mouth.

    Valplast International distributes a concentrated denture cleaner
    which can be used for daily and periodic deep cleaning. The cleaner
    is available from Valplast International and many processing
    laboratories.


    For further information, contact us at Greenville Dental Lab! Our
    contact information is located at
    http://www.greenvilledentallab.com/contactus.html.
    Joel M. Eichen, Jan 24, 2005
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  9. On Mon, 24 Jan 2005 16:30:26 GMT, "James E." <>
    wrote:
    Its similar to this:

    Cruditis ........ errrrr Crudites.


    Raw vegetables cut into bite-sized strips and served with a dip

    Crudites
    Joel M. Eichen, Jan 24, 2005
    #9
  10. Joel M. Eichen wrote:
    Some of them turn this nice orangey color. Oh, and they are very
    expensive to alter or repair.

    Steve

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    Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS
    http://www.dentaltwins.com
    Brooklyn, NY
    718-258-5001
    Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS, Jan 24, 2005
    #10

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