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Updated on July 20, 2022

Valplast Partial Dentures

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What is a Valplast Partial Denture?

Valplast partial dentures are an attractive, comfortable, and affordable option for tooth replacement.

Valplast dentures are made from thermoplastic nylon resin. These partial dentures are thin, lightweight, and flexible. They feature tooth and gum-colored clasps that surround the natural teeth.

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What Do Flexible Partial Dentures Look Like?

Valplast flexible partials offer high esthetic results and blend more evenly with the wearer’s natural tissue and surrounding dentition than metal-based dentures.

Other popular brands of flexible partial dentures are Sunflex, Flexite, and Ultraflex. Flexite uses vinyl composite for its dentures, and Ultraflex dentures are made out of ethyl methacrylate instead of nylon. 

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Valplast, Ultraflex, Flexite, and Sunflex are flexible dentures that replace missing teeth.

Pros & Cons of Valplast® Flexible Partials 

There are many pros and cons of using Valplast partial dentures: 


  • Esthetic The translucent material blends well with the tissue for a natural-looking smile.
  • Comfort The flexible dentures are thin and lightweight.
  • Bio-Compatible Valplast partials are non-allergenic, monomer-free, and formaldehyde-free. There is no metal in Valplast dentures, so patients with metal allergies may want to consider this option.
  • Flexibility Flexible partial dentures are not as rigid as traditional dentures made with acrylic.
  • Less absorption of stains Partial dentures are less likely to absorb stains and odors.
  • Minimally invasive — No tooth or tissue preparation is necessary for wear.


  • Not permanent — Valplast dentures are just a temporary solution. They won’t suit patients looking for a permanent fix.
  • Cannot reline — Valplast partial dentures cannot be relined. If the dentures no longer fit comfortably, the whole device must be remade.
  • Non-Repairable — Flexible dentures are non-repairable. If a patient’s dentures receive a crack or break, the entire fixture must be replaced. This means replacing flexible dentures can be expensive, even if just a small crack occurs.
  • Hard to adjust — Valplast partial dentures are harder to adjust than their traditional acrylic based counterparts.
  • Bulky — If created too thin, the thermoplastic nylon material could break. As a result, Valplast dentures are bulkier than their traditional partials with metal clasps. This can make it longer for patients to get used to wearing them.
  • Longer to create — Valplast partial dentures can take a while to make in the dental lab.


Valplast partial dentures offer several advantages. They're flexible, bio-compatible, easy to use, and don't stain easily. On the other hand, they are bulky and aren't permanent. They cannot be relined and repaired. If they break or no longer fit, they will need to be replaced (and it takes a while to make them).

How much do Valplast partial dentures cost?

Generally speaking, Valplast dentures can range from around $900 to $1,500.

The cost of flexible partial dentures varies depending on several factors. First is the level of expertise from the specialist. Usually, prosthodontists have higher fees than general dentists. This is because the training takes longer and is more expensive.

The location of the dental office also affects cost. The east coast of the United States, for example, is usually more expensive than the midwest. 

Valplast Partial Dentures vs. Other Tooth Replacements

In dentistry, there are various options for the replacement of missing teeth. These include: 

Many patients opt for removable partial dentures due to some of the pros listed above. 

Valplast partials are one option for patients who prefer not to have a fixed restoration such as dental implants or fixed bridges. 

Depending on the procedure, the cons of fixed restoration tooth replacements include: 

  • Invasive
  • Expensive
  • Time-consuming
  • Irreversible 

What makes Valplast partials different from traditional partial dentures is the material that they’re produced from. Unlike acrylic dentures, Valplasts are created from thermoplastic nylon resin.

People who have worn both conventional removable partial dentures with metal clasps and Valplast partials note that Valplast dentures feel more comfortable and natural to wear.

Valplast dentures don’t absorb as many stains or odors either. For patients that experience allergies to acrylic or certain metals, Valplast partials are an excellent choice.

Some wearers feel that the Valplast device ‘disappears’ or is ‘invisible’ when worn. When it comes to esthetics, Valplast partials offer a better look than traditional acrylic and metal partial dentures. 

The cost may be slightly higher than classic acrylic partial dentures due to the fitting and finishing time in the dental lab. However, Valplast partials are still more affordable than fixed restorations, such as dental implants and bridges.


Fixed tooth restoration replacements are invasive, expensive, and time-consuming. Valplast partial dentures are perfect for people who do not want to commit to something permanent and are looking for an affordable solution. These dentures cost $900 to $1,500, depending on your location and the type of specialist you choose.

Common Questions and Answers

Below are some common questions and concerns about Valplast partial dentures:

Where can I buy Valplast partial dentures?

Any dentist can work with Valplast partial dentures, even if they haven’t used them before. Check with your current dentist to see if they provide Valplast at their practice. Or, head to the Valplast website for information on how to find a Valplast dentist in your area.

Valplast dentures are also available on Amazon.

Are Valplast partials comfortable?

Yes, Valplast partial dentures are comfortable to wear. When considering a removable partial denture, many patients find Valplast to be the most comfortable option.

While Valplast dentures are usually more expensive than partials featuring visible metal clasps, patient satisfaction is high with Valplasts.

Can you eat with Valplast partial dentures?

Yes, you can eat with Valplast partial dentures. Valplast dentures give patients confidence while talking, eating, and smiling. 

What is the most comfortable partial denture?

The thermoplastic nylon resin used in Valplast partials is more flexible, durable, and thinner than acrylic and metal traditional partial dentures.

Can you get full flexible dentures?

Yes, full flexible dentures are available. However, a full denture is typically only made from flexible materials if a patient is allergic to acrylics.

How long does a Valplast partial last?

Valplast dentures can last for around 15 years or longer. If you use denture cleaner to keep your fixture in good condition and undergo regular check-ups, this ensures a long and healthy lifespan.

Valplast flexible partials also arrive with a lifetime warranty against fracture or breakage for the denture base under regular use. Valplast dentures can also be rebased and have new ‘teeth’ added to the device over time, if necessary.

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Last updated on July 20, 2022
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