With more than 60 years of experience guiding our removables technicians, Aim dentures are fabricated for a lifelike appearance as well as functionality. Our technicians match flesh tones and teeth suitable to your patient’s age, sex and ethnicity to provide a prosthesis with a long life.

Indications

Indicated for use as a removable full or partial denture in place of traditional acrylic or saddles on cast-metal partial. A tissue borne appliance when not used with cast-metal partials; rest seats are not recommended. Can also be used in combination with metal framework or precision attachment cases.

Contraindications

Should not be used with patients with poor oral hygiene, very short or heavily worn lower anteriors, over a closed vertical dimension or protruding tori. When there is minimal undercut on abutment teeth, metal clasp will be recommended. Cannot be relined chairside; appliance needs to be returned to the lab for rebase.

Preparation

Start with an accurate bite registration and void-free impression using a custom tray.

Cementation

None neccessary.

Codes

  • D5110 Complete upper
  • D5120 Complete lower
  • D5130 Immediate upper
  • D5860 Overdenture complete

Flexible for comfort and durability, Valplast® partials are lighter and more form-fitting than rigid partial dentures. Lighter and more form-fitting, Valplast is biocompatible and stain- and odor-resitant. Easily modified chairside, Valplast’s flexibility spreads chewing forces across the entire mouth, improving both comfort and function.

Indications

Valplast® and similar flexible products are recommended for use as removable partial dentures in place of traditional acrylic saddles on cast metal partials, flippers or stayplates. Valplast and similar flexible products are tissue borne appliances when not used with cast metal partials. Rest seats in are not recommended. Valplast and our other flexible products eliminate the need for invasive procedures.

Contraindications

Valplast and our other flexible products should not be used with patients with poor oral hygiene, very short or heavily worn lower anteriors, over a closed vertical dimension or protruding tori. When there is minimal undercut on abutment teeth, metal clasp will be recommended. Our flexible products cannot be relined chairside; appliance needs to be returned to the lab for rebase.

Preparation

Start with an accurate bite registration and void-free impression using a custom tray.

Cementation

None necessary.

Tech Notes

Valplast Insertion Techniques

After unpacking the case and immediately prior to insertion in the patient’s mouth, immerse the case in very hot tap water. Leave the case in the water for about one minute. Remove the case from the water and allow it to cool just to the point where the patient will tolerate it. Gently insert the appliance into the mouth.

The hot water treatment permits a smooth initial insertion and a good adaptation with the natural tissues in the mouth. If the patient senses any discomfort because of the tightness of a clasp, the clasp may be loosened slightly by immersing that area of the partial in hot water and bending the clasp outward. If a clasp requires tightening, the clasp area may be immersed in hot water and bent inward to tighten.

If any reduction is needed due to persistent irritation, the resin must be handled differently than acrylic. It is essential to use a fairly coarse grinding wheel or a parallel cut steel bur (vulcanite bur) for overall reduction. The resin will melt if there is prolonged contact with a bur or wheel; therefore it is essential to move the instrument over the surface continuously.

Minor relief can be made with a rubber wheel or vulcanite bur. If there are any threads remaining, these can be removed with a sharp blade. Any roughness on the surface can be smoothed with a brown rubber wheel.

Repairing or rebasing. We require the doctor to use a wash material under partial, then do a full pick-up impression and send in with an opposing model and a bite. Re-basing is pressure induced.

Codes

  • D5211 Upper
  • D5212 Lower

A flexible thermoplastic acrylic base material, Flexite® offers an extremely accurate fit and is naturally flexible enough to be light and form-fitting in patients’ mouths. Clinically unbreakable, odor and stain resistant and easy to trim and polish chairside, Flexite is suitable for partials, full dentures and nightguards.

Indications

Flexite is recommended for use as removable partial dentures in place of traditional acrylic saddles on cast metal partials, flippers or stayplates. Flexite and similar flexible products are tissue borne appliances when not used with cast metal partials. Rest seats in are not recommended. Flexite and our other flexible products eliminate the need for invasive procedures.

Contraindications

Flexite should not be used with patients with poor oral hygiene, very short or heavily worn lower anteriors, over a closed vertical dimension or protruding tori. When there is minimal undercut on abutment teeth, metal clasp will be recommended.

Preparation

Start with an accurate bite registration and void-free impression using a custom tray.

Cementation

None necessary.

Tech Notes

Flexite Insertion Techniques

After unpacking the case and immediately prior to insertion in the patient’s mouth, immerse the case in very hot tap water. Leave the case in the water for about one minute. Remove the case from the water and allow it to cool just to the point where the patient will tolerate it. Gently insert the appliance into the mouth.

The hot water treatment permits a smooth initial insertion and a good adaptation with the natural tissues in the mouth. If the patient senses any discomfort because of the tightness of a clasp, the clasp may be loosened slightly by immersing that area of the partial in hot water and bending the clasp outward. If a clasp requires tightening, the clasp area may be immersed in hot water and bent inward to tighten.

If any reduction is needed due to persistent irritation, the resin must be handled differently than acrylic. It is essential to use a fairly coarse grinding wheel or a parallel cut steel bur (vulcanite bur) for overall reduction. The resin will melt if there is prolonged contact with a bur or wheel; therefore it is essential to move the instrument over the surface continuously.

Minor relief can be made with a rubber wheel or vulcanite bur. If there are any threads remaining, these can be removed with a sharp blade. Any roughness on the surface can be smoothed with a brown rubber wheel.

Unlike Valplast, repairing and rebasing can be done chairside. Use Flexite to repair or apply conventional acrylic to non-flexing areas using a bonding agent. Use of conventional acrylic in repairs will result in the loss of some of the appliance's flexion.

Codes

  • D5211 Upper
  • D5212 Lower

Lighter than many alloys, Vitallium® 2000 Plus offers better tensile strength than traditional Vitallium, allowing for thinner, more lifelike partials. Because it’s as easy to manipulate as gold, Vitallium 2000 Plus resists fractures chairside and is easily adjusted without returning it to the lab.

A soft acrylic partial retained by gaskets that surround natural teeth, Cu-Sil® is snug enough to seal out food and liquids. Its gaskets are an ideal treatment when natural dentition’s contours don’t support clasps. Eliminating or delaying tooth loss due to added stress of clamps, Cu-Sil is suitable for roofless uppers and is easily modified chairside.

Our hard, soft and hard/soft nightguards provide the perfect measure of protection and comfort to suit any need. Fabricated by our CAD/CAM technicians for an ideal fit, they adjust in hot tap water. Ideal for bruxers and to protect restorations.

Indications

Nightguards are indicated for patients that show increased tooth wear due to bruxing or clenching.

Preparation

Nightguards

Start with an accurate, void-free impression of both arches. Ensure no tears or bubbles are present in impression material for precision fit. Instruct patient to close into centric relation to verify midline position and bite. Then, place two cotton rolls behind the cuspids and instruct patient to close; with patient in open bite, inject bite registration into the posterior openings of both quadrants. In addition, inject bite registration into anterior opening to capture a complete open construction bite.

Cementation

None required.

Cleaning

Nightguards

Recommended Cleaning Procedure:

Brush and floss your teeth before placing the appliance in your mouth.

DO NOT soak the appliance in mouthwash, denture cleaner or alcohol. DO NOT place in hot or boiling water or expose to excessive heat (such as direct sunlight), as this will distort the appliance.

Rinse well with water before and after use and store dry.

Clean the appliance with soap and warm water ONLY.

If it becomes loose, tight or causes you any discomfort, contact your dentist immediately.

Codes

Nightguards

  • D9940 Nightguard