Caring for Your Valplast
You’ll be glad to know that most patients become immediately accustomed to their delicate and light-weight Valplast® restoration. Valplast® restorations, like your own teeth, require care and good oral hygiene. Here are some basic tips to keep your Valplast® in it’s best condition:
You may experience a brief adjustment period, especially if you have never worn a dental appliance before or previously using other types of removable dental partials. Should you experience any persistent irritation or discomfort from your Valplast® restoration, please consult your dentist so that he or she can make necessary adjustments to your appliance.
Valplast® appliances are very durable and are designed to give long term performance under normal usage. Please note that the Valplast® base material will resist fracture or breakage better than the synthetic teeth that are embedded in it. Small accidents such as dropping the appliance in the sink or on the floor will not damage the Valplast®, but may cause the teeth to fracture. Please handle the appliance with care.
Clean your Valplast® appliance regularly. Val-Max® Concentrated Denture Cleaner will safely, quickly, and effectively maintain the cleanliness of Valplast® partials as well as other removable dental appliances.
Soak your Valplast® appliance in Val-Max® for 10-15 minutes a day, or overnight at least three times a week. Keep the Valplast® appliance in water or in denture cleaner whenever it is not being worn to keep the surface hydrated.
Loose particles can be removed with the use of an ultrasonic denture cleaner, or by placing the appliance under running water. If possible, rinse your Valplast® dental appliance after eating to remove any food particles.
Brushing a Valplast® appliance regularly is NOT recommended as this may remove the polish and roughen the surface over time. A soft interdental brush (without toothpaste) may be used occasionally to remove any build-up or particles that have developed on your dental appliance.
Remember to brush your natural teeth and gums regularly as directed by your dentist. Toothpaste and toothbrushes may scratch or dull the surface of your Valplast® appliance. Be sure to remove your Valplast® restoration whenever you brush your natural teeth.
Store brands of denture cleaner are NOT recommended for cleaning a Valplast® appliance, as they are not effective and may contain ingredients that can damage the Valplast® or cause discoloration.
Lastly, please keep the appliance out of reach from pets. Dogs and other pets find dental appliances to be attractive chew toys.