Flexible Complete Dentures
The most recent preference in denture materials has been the use of nylon-like material for the fabrication of removable dental appliances. Velplast and Flexite were the two nylon denture base materials used These material generally replaces the metal and the methyl methacrylate denture base material used conventionally to build the framework for standard removable partial dentures. It is nearly unbreakable, esthetically acceptable being colored like the gums, can be fabricated quite thin, and can form not only the denture base but the clasps as well. Since, the clasps are built below the height of contours of teeth, they are practically indistinguishable from the gums that normally surround the teeth. It is much easier for the dentist to work with these materials while adjusting the prosthesis in patient's mouth, using slow-speed grinding tools. Also, the postinsertion maintenance is easy, which makes it a very “user- friendly denture base material.