Prosthetics

Enigma Dentures with Gingival Tint

Within the prosthetic department we have a dedicated team of technicians who are committed to providing the highest standard of prosthesis from conventional dentures, full and partial processed in SR-Ivocap, to the enhanced gingival tint dentures using the Enigma Colour Tone acrylics to provide a life like reproduction.

We provide Valplast Flexible partial dentures which are widely considered to be the most comfortable partial restoration, while the cost may be slightly higher the results of a flexible partial give high levels of satisfaction with a non-invasive procedure and are a virtually invisible tooth replacement option

At McDowell + Service we can provide a wide variety of combination dentures as we have all disciplines under one roof. Ranging from Rhein, Locator, Magfit retained appliances to more detailed hybrid screw retained dentures supported on CAD/CAM milled titanium bars, including the All-on-Four and Columbus Bridge protocol,

All our technicians are committed to continually improving standards and quality by attending technical courses and educational seminars.

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  • Restoration Types

  • Technical Information

  • FAQS

  • Copy Denture Technique

  • Surgery visits and Lab visits

    We have a surgery area where patients can been seen by our senior technicians.
    Personalised tooth positioning with resulting improved lip support are essential for life-like denture appearance and this can be achieved when the technician sees the patient.

  • Valplast

    Valplast is made from bio-compatible pure nylon with outstanding flexible characteristics and superb aesthetics.
    • It was long thought that removable partial dentures had to be rigid to be effective. The innovation of Valplast flexible partial denture allows the appliance to adapt to the constant movement and flexibility in your mouth.
    • Valplast flexible partial dentures look very natural and are light weight and are designed to stay beautiful and comfortable for a long period of time.
    • Valplast flexible partial dentures are metal free, do not require any preparation of natural teeth, do not contain the chemicals found in normal plastic dentures and are hypo-allergenic. Your assurance that you have received a genuine Valplast denture is the Guarantee Certificate. This is only issued by a certified Valplast laboratory.

  • Enigma Cosmetic Dentures

    Enigma Gingival Tint
    Showing beautiful teeth to best advantage requires an equally beautiful acrylic base, replicating the appearance of the natural gingival tissue.

    Natural gingival tissue is not uniform in colour. The thicker epithelium on bound gingivae or the bone showing through thin mucosa is lighter in colour. Areas of greater vascularity, where the epithelium is thinner as well as papillae are darker. The gingival tissues of many ethnic groups have a bluish or brownish tinge.

    To reproduce these and other colourations use Enigma Colour Tones.
    A simple technique uses a personalised choice from the range of eight colours. These are applied as layers of acrylic in the denture flask before acrylic processing.

    Enigma Colour Tone Book.pdf
    Denture Base Brochure.pdf

  • SR Ivocap Injection System

    An ingenious system.
    The success of the SR Ivocap Injection System is based on its well thought-out technique. With conventional denture fabrication techniques, the chemical shrinkage of the poly-methyl methacrylate during polymerization results in inaccuracies of fit. The SR Ivocap Injection System features controlled heat/pressure polymerization, during which the exact amount of material keeps flowing into the flask to compensate acrylic shrinkage. The SR Ivocap injection procedure permits the fabrication of high-quality dentures that fit outstandingly and are comfortable to wear.
    Injection Technique.
    The methyl methacrylate is pressure injected into the flask after mixing. The pressure (6 bar) remains unchanged during the entire polymerization process. In this way, denture base material is continuously pressed into the flask.
    Advantages at a glance.

    SR Ivocap High Impact denture base reduces the risk of possible fracture.
    • No mixing or dosing errors due to encapsulated material.
    • Controlled polymerization with continuous compensation of the material shrinkage during the entire process.
    • The special injection procedure reduces the risk of system-induced increases in vertical dimension.
    • Heat/pressure polymerization provides good physical properties and a high degree of homogeneity
    • The homogeneous SR Ivocap High Impact denture base reduces the risk of possible fracture..
    • If used correctly, the predosed capsules prevent direct skin contact with monomers.
    • Excellent handling.

    SR Ivocap Injection System.pdf

  • Combination Dentures

    We are a full service laboratory and even the most technical combination work can be planned and manufactured by our experienced technicians from all departments.

    Combination dentures can include Crowns, Slide Attachments, Rhein, Locator or Magfit Attachments.

  • Overdentures

    Overdenture Bar Retained
    Bar retained overdentures can be resilient (two implants) or ridged (multiple implants)
    A ridged bar is used mostly in the Maxilla and is implant retained and implant borne.
    However a resilient bar is used primarily on the Mandible and is implant retained and tissue borne.

    Overdentures with Locator Attachments
    Because of the pivoting technology present with locator attachments they have become a top choice for implant retained overdentures. Recent studies show a two implant-retained, tissue-supported prosthesis is considered the best treatment plan for the edentulous patient. Locator Attachment dentures can be easily serviced and easy to reline.

  • All-on-4

    The All-on-4® protocol provides patients with a 10 unit fixed acrylic bridge anchored on four implants, with careful planning this can be out on the day of extraction and with a copy stent for guided implant placement, your patient can leave the surgery with fixed teeth in a day.

    Contact the laboratory to book our technician for assistance on the surgery day.

  • Columbus Bridge

    The Columbus Bridge Protocol appeals mainly to persons with denture at the terminal stage who require a decisive and reliable treatment without having to undergo a transitory treatment with mobile prosthesis.

    Even those who already bear total removable prosthesis, the so called dentures, can benefit of the treatment. Sometimes, elderly patients wonder whether their age can prevent them from enjoying the benefits of dental implants. However, wealth is more decisive than age.

  • Pegasus Plus Acrylic

    • The conventionally processed rapid heat cure denture acrylic.

    • Superfine polymer delivers excellent dimensional stability and an exceptional fit.

    • Faster and easier polishing gives an exceptionally dense high surface sheen and smoothness.

    • Pegasus Plus Denture Base physical properties conform to or exceed the international standard EN ISO 20795-1:2008 for Type 1 Class 1 heat cure denture acrylics

    Denture Base Brochure.pdf

  • SR Vivodent PE Teeth

    The SR Vivodent PE anterior teeth demonstrate a high degree of hardness, density, solvent resistance and shade stability. They are particularly suitable for complete denture prosthetics.
    The SR Vivodent PE anterior teeth are also suitable for the fabrication of implant-supported complete dentures that have to fulfil exceptionally high esthetic demands. SR Vivodent PE teeth feature a subtle pearly shimmer.
    Advantages
    • Highly esthetic,
    • Particularly suitable for complete dentures.
    • Intensely shaded tooth necks.
    Delivery forms 20 SR Vivodent PE shades. 24 upper, 8 lower moulds.

    SR Orthosit PE.

    SR Orthosit PE posterior teeth are made of the highly cross-linked Isosit dental material. Their outstanding occlusion based on the Orthotyp principle and high wear resistance ensures long-lasting results. The SR Orthosit tooth line is especially suitable for complete denture prosthetics. It can be combined with SR Vivodent PE. Delivery forms Posterior teeth in 20 SR Vivodent PE shades, 5 N-, 2 K-, 2 T-moulds each.

    Ivoclar Vivodent Tooth Mould Chart.pdf

  • SR Vivodent DCL Teeth

    The new SR Vivodent DCL teeth are made of state-of-the-art DCL material. These high quality teeth are available in A-D and Chromascop shades and in popular Bleach shades, allowing them to be used in a wide range of prosthetic situations.
    The natural looking restorations made with SR Vivodent DCL will give your patients good reason to smile. SR Vivodent DCL teeth are composed of a double cross-linked material. Toxicological examinations have confirmed the biocompatibility of this state-of-the-art resin.
    Characteristics of SR Vivodent DCL
    • Tissue compatibility
    • Wear resistance
    • Plaque resistance
    • Permanence of shade
    • High grinding resistance
    • Outstanding polishability
    • Strong bond to denture base materials
    Advantages
    • State-of-the-art DCL material shows excellent wear behaviour
    • Available in A-D shades and in 20 Chromascop shades
    • Lifelike layering design
    • Large selection of moulds
    • Shade matching with fixed dentures (A-D and Chromascop shades)
    Delivery forms
    Shades

    16 A-D shades
    20 Chromascop shades
    Bleach shades
    Moulds
    24 upper moulds
    8 lower moulds

    Ivoclar Vivodent Tooth Mould Chart.pdf

  • EnigmaLife+ Teeth

    Enigmalife+ denture teeth are truly inspired by nature. Our guide in their design was the beauty, detail and proportions that nature builds into our teeth and we sought to reproduce its miracle. Never before in a range of denture teeth has so much attention been paid to its natural beauty.

    Not only do Enigmalife+ look and feel like your patients’ own teeth, they help them to regain their appearance and function. Compare them to any denture teeth that you have used before, and you will see why they set the new standard. enigmalife+ are the teeth of choice when you are seeking to provide the very best dentures for your patients.

    The Enigmalife+ shade system gives you a choice of sixteen A-D shades together with two bleach shades BL2 and BL3. Shade selection should be carried out with the patient either in daylight or defined lighting conditions (5500oK colour temperature). The enigmalife+ shade guide enables consistent and accurate shade taking because it is made from the same materials and uses the same layering system as the enigmalife+ teeth themselves.

    EnigmaLife Mould Chart.pdf

  • Enigma Teeth

    Natural colour blending in Enigma teeth.
    The Enigma system uses advanced tooling and precise computer-control of multiple colour layers to reproduce the colour variations found in natural teeth. that help Enigma teeth appear so alive and real.
    Subtle mamelon effect
    In both upper and lower centrals giving an appearance of depth.
    Translucent incisal edges
    In both centrals and laterals.
    Greater opalescence of laterals
    To add vitality and make the mouth appear more three dimensional.
    Demineralisation points
    Placed in some of the teeth out of every set to break up the uniformity.
    Darker necks
    As the root of a natural tooth is darker than its crown so the neck of an Enigma tooth contrasts with its body.
    Longer necks
    Many of the tooth moulds have necks which are longer and more naturally tapered than many denture teeth, allowing the simulation of gingival recession necessary to match adjacent natural teeth in partial denture wearers.

    Enigma teeth are provided in the 16 standard shades A1-D4 in every mould as well as the new Hollywood shade HBO, which reproduces bleached teeth whilst still retaining the Enigma vitality. The same vitality can be found across the whole Enigma shade range with even the very light shades A1 and B1 containing subtle variations in colour and translucency.

    CE marked, manufactured under ISO 9001 quality standard, in accordance with EN ISO 22112 standard for artificial teeth and ANSI/ADA specification number 15

    Enigma Patient Mould Chart_0211.pdf

  • Vita MFTs Teeth

    VITA MFT – The new dimension in aesthetics. The natural-looking anatomy of VITA MFT anteriors, with approximal contacts in the area of the
    incisal third being slightly placed towards the palate, enables a trouble-free and appearingly organic alignment of the teeth.
    The anatomically correct labial curve leads to
    a physiologically perfect set-up of the teeth where discretely broadened tooth necks support an age-appropriate papilla design.

    easy-centric® – the new, effortless way for setting up dentures
    The occlusal surface design of VITA MFT is based on the innovative principle called easy-centric which supports a professional and economical set-up procedure.

    The shade range of VITA MFT covers
    13 VITA SYSTEM 3D-MASTER shades
    VITA SYSTEM 3D-MASTER
    4 VITA classical A–D shades
    VITA classical A–D

    MFT Mould Chart.pdf

  • Phonares NHC Teeth

    Anterior Mould Artistry
    SR PHONARES anterior teeth embody the essence of natural dentition. Each mould has been sculpted to deliver the ultimate lifelike result. The texture of the labial surfaces reproduces the mild ripple effect (perikymata) seen on natural enamel surfaces. The unique Nano-Hybrid Composite resin chemistry creates an unparalleled true-to-nature vitality

    Posterior Mould Artistry
    The SR PHONARES Lingual NHC offers the option for lingualized occlusion. They are suitable for universal application in partial, complete and implant retained and/or supported dentures.

    SR Phonares Teeth Technical Document.pdf

  • Vita Physiodens® Teeth

    Perfection in form
    Vita Physiodens is the ultimate solution for all who place great value in high standards of esthetics and function. Precise shade selection, perfect setup and high quality material guarantee perfect results in every case. You save time, win customers and prestige. The anteriors were developed systematically according to the principles of natural dentition and are characterized by the following features:
    A multi-dimensional layering technique and nature-identical surface morphology.
    The result is a harmonious play of colors rich in nuances and natural light reflection behavior in each individual tooth.
    Amazing corporeal moulds.
    These ensure a very attractive, true-to-nature restoration for partial dentures– particularly in the case of implant restorations. Anatomically moulded palatal ridges and the convex labial facet design enhance the restoration of the chewing function, the phonetics and the natural lip contour.
    Specifically designed interdental ridges.
    These give Vita Physiodens in every case a lifelike and age-specific design of the papillae. Esthetic aspects as well as optimum function and hygiene – key aspects particularly in gerontoprosthetics – have been given exemplary consideration.

    Unique products of craftsmanship.
    Vita Physiodens teeth are unique pieces of craftsmanship each individual tooth is: manually layered in a multi-layer technique a unique masterpiece in nature-identical shade, mould and function a successful symbiosis of “handcrafted in Germany” and ground breaking high-tech.

    Now available-new from Vita Physiodens
    For better orientation in the VITA SYSTEM 3D-MASTER shade selection:

    Vitapan Physiodens Mould Chart

  • Natura Teeth

    Natura Anterior Teeth use skillful shading, internal mamelon effects and a subtle response to changing light conditions to achieve their remarkably lifelike appearance.

    Natura Posterior Teeth - with natural translucent cusps - are manufactured to the same high aesthetic standard and are both more wear resistant than standard PMMA teeth and exceptionally strong and durable in the mouth.

    Natura Tooth Mould Chart.pdf

  • Crown Px Teeth

    Our composite resin teeth, Crown PX Anterior, Efucera PX Posterior and Simplerr PX Posterior have been achieved our aim in producing stainless composite resin teeth on the similar level to acrylic resin teeth in clinical use.
    Our special production process, as well as a monomer which is one of fluoro methacrylate, guide us to advanced composite resin teeth. We hereby introduce just the composite resin teeth you have been looking for.
    Available in 16 different Vita Shades.

    Crown PX Mould Chart.pdf

  • Cosmo HLX Teeth

    The Natural Choice
    Popular moulds, shades and excellent articulation make Cosmo HXL the natural choice. The success of this tooth-line is based on a perfect combination of three parameters:
    Natural aesthetics
    Excellent material properties
    Easy handling

    Superior HXL Material
    Cosmo teeth are made of HXL (= highly cross-linked) high quality PMMA resin. This ensures outstanding wear rate figures.
    All Cosmo HXL teeth are available in the most popular V-shades.

    Cosmo HLX Tooth Mould Chart.pdf

  • SR Vivo TAC Teeth

    The prefabricated SR Vivo TAC teeth allow dental technicians to take esthetic and functional aspects into consideration in the fabrication of stents. Subsequently, the stents help the dentist to determine the position of implants. Therefore, the stents are invaluable communication aids for the dentist and dental technician.
    Advantages
    • Time is saved in fabricating stents, as the teeth are prefabricated
    • The positioning of implants is facilitated
    • Consistently high radiopacity is ensured
    • The moulds correspond to the familiar SR Vivodent PE/SR Orthotyp PE and SR Vivodent/SR Orthotyp tooth lines
    • The shape can be modified with Modifier Polymer and Monomer
    • The teeth bond well with heat and cold-curing polymers
    Indications
    Fabrication of diagnostic stents for
    • fixed implant-supported restorations
    • removable implant-supported partial and complete dentures

    SR Ortho TAC

    The prefabricated SR Ortho TAC teeth allow dental technicians to take esthetic and functional aspects into consideration in the fabrication of stents. Subsequently, the stents help the dentist to determine the position of implants. Therefore, the stents are invaluable communication aids for the dentist and dental technician.
    Advantages
    • Time is saved in fabricating stents, as the teeth are prefabricated
    • The positioning of implants is facilitated
    • Consistently high radiopacity is ensured
    • The moulds correspond to the familiar SR Vivodent PE/SR Orthotyp PE and SR Vivodent/SR Orthotyp tooth lines
    • The shape can be modified with Modifier Polymer and Monomer
    • The teeth bond well with heat and cold-curing polymers
    Indications
    Fabrication of diagnostic stents for
    • fixed implant-supported restorations
    • removable implant-supported partial and complete dentures

    Ivoclar Vivodent Tooth Mould Chart.pdf

  • Acetal Resin Tooth Coloured Clasp

    Acetal Resin tooth coloured clasp.

    These highly flexible, retentive clasps can engage deep undercuts which are not possible with metal clasps offering greater aesthetics. They come in all Vita shades and can be added to existing dentures.
    Acetal Resin is a thermoplastic technopolymer with a monomer-free crystalline structure. There are many benefits to using it instead of acrylic resins and metals in many prosthetic applications.

    Key Features & Benefits:

    High abrasion resistance
    Excellent tensile and shock strength
    High elastic memory
    Low thermal conductivity and rigidity
    Non-allergenic, non-toxic
    Remains stable even with exposure to a 4-9 ph range, chemicals, humidity, repeated stress etc.
    Available in 20 colour shades keyed to the Vita Shade Guide, plus 3 pink gum.

  • Locator Attachments

    Locator Attachments (from ZestAnchors)

    These can be incorporated into the acrylic denture, the denture is usually constructed clear of the locator attachments. The attachment can be added into the acrylic chair side ensuring an accurate fit.

  • Valplast Flexible Denture Cleaner

    Through the chemical action of Val-Clean, or FDC Flexible Denture Cleaner, plus sonic vibration from the Sonic Denture Cleaner, tarter, stains, film, bacteria and food particles are quickly and easily removed from your Valplast Flexible Partial. Simply rinse your denture under running water before immersing it in the cleaning solution in your Sonic Cleaner. Switch on the Sonic Cleaner for 10-15 minutes. After cleaning the denture can remain soaking in the cleaning solution until required for use.

  • Denture Cleaner and Disinfectant

    FDC Flexible Denture Cleaner and Disinfectant for use with Valplast® Flexible Partials, Acrylic Dentures, Partial Dentures, Night Guards and Retainers. Not only does FDC clean but it also disinfects as it cleans, mint flavoured for added fresh feel to your denture. While disinfecting, FDC will also remove coffee, tea, tobacco, fruit and iron stains, calcium, calculus, tartar and plaque. The result - clean and disinfected dentures.

Download Technical Information in the form of PDFs Below

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  • SR Ivocap Injection System (PDF)

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  • Valplast Instructions to Dentist and Patient (PDF)

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  • Patient Guide to Better Dentures (PDF)

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  • MFT Mould Chart (PDF)

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  • EnigmaLife Mould Chart (PDF)

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  • Enigma Patient Mould Chart 0211 (PDF)

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  • Enigma Patient Literature 0211 (PDF)

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  • Enigma Colour Tone Book (PDF)

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  • Natura Tooth Mould Chart (PDF)

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  • Vitapan Physiodens Mould Chart (PDF)

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  • Cosmo HLX Tooth Mould Chart (PDF)

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  • Ivoclar Vivodent Tooth Mould Chart (PDF)

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  • Enigma Teeth Conversion Chart (PDF)

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  • Enigma Technical Brochure (PDF)

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  • SR Phonares Teeth Technical Document (PDF)

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  • SR Vivodent DCL,SR Vivodent Plus DCL,Complete Range (PDF)

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  • Locator Implant Attachment Quick Reference Guide (PDF)

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  • Locator Zest Brochure (PDF)

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  • Locator® Overdenture Implant System (PDF)

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  • Locator® Root Attachment System (PDF)

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  • SR Vivodent PE,SR Orthotyp PE Safety Data Sheet (PDF)

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  • Enigma High Base Liquid Safety Data Sheet (PDF)

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  • Enigma and Natura Teeth Safety Data Sheet (PDF)

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  • Pegasus Plus Denture Base Liquid Safety Data Sheet (PDF)

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  • Ivostar,Gnathostar Safety Data Sheet (PDF)

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  • Valplast Material Safety Data Sheet (PDF)

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  • Acetal Resin Dental Material (PDF)

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  • Pegasus Pourable Cold Cure Powder Safety Data Sheet (PDF)

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  • Enigma Colour Tone Liquid Safety Data Sheet (PDF)

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  • Enigma High Base Powder Safety Data Sheet (PDF)

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  • Pegasus Plus Denture Base Powder Safety Data Sheet (PDF)

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  • SR Ivocap High Impact Polymer Safety Data Sheet (PDF)

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  • SR Ivocap High Impact Monomer Safety Data Sheet (PDF)

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  • Pegasus Pourable Cold Cure Liquid Safety Data Sheet (PDF)

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  • Acetal Resin Dental TSM Safety Sheet (PDF)

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  • Denture Base Brochure 0410 (PDF)

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What shade guide do you recommend for denturework?

We can recommend and supply shade guides and mould charts for all brands of teeth. For best results use the the same brand of shade guide that corresponds to that brand of teeth as there can be slight shade variations between brands.

When shade matching to adjacent crowns we recommend using either of these brands of teeth MFT, EnigmaLife+ or CrownPX.

What is the advantages in using SR Ivocap Acrylic?

SR Ivocap High Impact denture base material reduces the risk of possible fractures
• Controlled polymerization with continuous compensation of the material shrinkage during the entire process.
• The special injection procedure reduces the risk of system-induced increases in vertical dimension.
• Heat/pressure polymerization provides good physical properties and a high degree of homogeneity
• The homogeneous SR Ivocap High Impact denture base reduces the risk of possible fracture.

What is the best impression material for Valplast?

Alginate used with a special tray.

Alginate Impression
Alginate Impression

Can immediate teeth be added to Valplast?

Yes. On a new case a temporary acrylic would be better until gum resorption occurs then a Valplast made.
An addition to existing Valplast can be added but the join is visible due to the chemical used to melt the material for additions,.
In this situation an alginate impression with denture in place is required.

Can Valplast dentures be relined?

No. Its is easier and neater to strip back to the teeth and completely rebase.
In this case an Alginate impression and bite registration is required.

Can Valplast be used on full dentures

No, although it can actually be done its not as long lasting or stable as acrylic. It is more likely to have teeth falling off due to more occlusal pressure.

Can Valplast be put on a chrome framework?

Yes, usually Instead of using Acetal Clasps anteriorly as it is less visible.

Does the laboratory have a qualified technician to assist in the surgery with the All-ON-Four Protocol?

Yes, Lynne has a mobile technical kit which can easily be setup in your dental practice, to modify the acrylic bridge on the day of implant placement.

Can I send my patient to the laboratory to verify tooth position at the try-in stage?

Yes, we have a surgery area where patients can been seen by our senior technicians.
- Personalised tooth positioning with resulting improved lip support are essential for life like denture appearance and this can only be achived when the technicians see the patient.

What are you Lab working times?

Please note these times are for days in the laboratory they do not include pickup or delivery days.

Prosthetics 5 Working Days,
Repairs 1 Working Day,
Reline 1 Working Day,
Implant Work 10 Working Days,

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