Partial Removables

We fabricate our partial removables from only quality materials, regardless if you prescribe our standard product, or upgrade to premium materials. There are numerous options available to suit the needs of our customers, be it a cast metal partial, flexible partial, cast partial utilizing flexible, injected clasps, or a hybrid/combination partial which utilizes the best of both the cast metal partial and the flexible, metal free partial. In regards to the flexible partials, we offer numerous brand options, in the event you prefer one brand over another. Our extensive knowledge and experience allow us to tackle the most difficult and complex cases.

Our partial removables can be made with clasps or in conjunction with attachments (to allow for a claspless partial). For more information regarding attachments for partials, please see the Attachments for Fixed & Removable Cases page of our site.

Cast Metal Partials

After we survey the case, we will design it as ideal, or we will follow your specifications and requirements, whichever you have indicated to us.

Premium alloys are utilized to manufacture our frameworks. The casting alloys we use are free of Nickel, Beryllium, and Iron. They do not include any questionable elements such as indium or gallium. The alloys are biocompatible, homogenous in structure, and easily tolerated by the tissue. The resulting frames are fracture resistant, with a pleasing silver finish. In addition, they are light weight and super spring hard. The high modulus of elasticity enables a detailed, strong, and fracture resistant framework with proper fit and durability every time. We offer both our standard and Vitallium® 2000 alloys.

Processing can be completed in our standard material or Lucitone 199. For patients that require a cast partial but do not desire metal clasps on the anterior, please see the Hybrid Cast/Flexible Partials and Injected Flexible Clasps pages of our site to learn about the available options. We can design the frame accordingly and process the partial with the option that best suits the needs and desires of the patient.

Our standard CrCo alloy is of only top quality. It is nickel, beryllium, iron, indium, and gallium free, with a Vicker’s Hardness of 370 and a tensile strength of 960 MPa. The composition is 63.3% Co, 30% Cr, 5% Mo, 1% Si and less than 1% Mn, C, W, and N. The frameworks produced are fracture resistant due to the excellent physical properties, and the high modulus of elasticity allows for delicate, yet rigid design and construction. The reduced surface hardness allows for easier adjustment and polishing. You’ll be extremely satisfied with the properties of our standard cast partial alloy.

Processing can be completed in our standard material or Lucitone 199. For patients that require a cast partial but do not desire metal clasps on the anterior, please see the Hybrid Cast/Flexible Partials”and Injected Flexible Clasps pages of our site to learn about the available options. We can design the frame accordingly and process the partial with the option that best suits the needs and desires of the patient.

For our customers with a preference for Dentsply’s Vitallium 2000 alloy, we are happy to provide its availability to you. Vitallium 2000 has been the undisputed premium CrCo partial denture alloy since it was introduced in 1997. Vitallium® 2000´s tensile strength of 855 MPa´s makes it extremely fracture resistant and with an elongation of 9%, the partials adjust like gold. If you have never previously prescribed Vitallium 2000, give it a try on your next premium partial removable case.

Processing can be completed in our standard material or Lucitone 199. For patients that require a cast partial but do not desire metal clasps on the anterior, please see the Hybrid Cast/Flexible Partialsand Injected Flexible Clasps pages of our site to learn about the available options. We can design the frame accordingly and process the partial with the option that best suits the needs and desires of the patient.

Click here to download the Vitallium 2000 Alloy MSDS

Flexible, Metal Free Partials

Prescribe a metal free partial when the patient desires a removable solution without metal clasps or metal on the tissue surface. We have three brands of flexible partial material available: Valplast®, tcs®, and Lucitone FRS®. Additionally, we are a Valplast Certified Laboratory. Select from the list on the left to learn more about each brand.

When the stability of a cast partial is required, but the patient demands the esthetics of a flexible partial, you can turn to a hybrid cast/flexible partial. All three brands above are compatible with a cast substructure and we design them to ensure no metal shows on the facial/buccal surface, unless you specifically request to have cast clasps on the posterior.

Valplast is a flexible denture base resin that is ideal for partial dentures. The resin is a biocompatible nylon thermoplastic with unique physical and esthetic properties. Valplast allows your patient’s natural tissue tone to appear through the material, matching the basic shade categories (standard pink, light pink and meharry). Valplast provides a fully functional and esthetically superior removable partial. Practically invisible, Valplast is ideal for cases when your patient desires an esthetically pleasing, lightweight restoration. In addition, Valplast may be used whenever the patient is considering a removable partial denture. The material can be used for all partials, unilateral removable replacements, and one tooth flippers.

Click here to download the MSDS sheet for the Valplast material

We recommend that only Val-Clean concentrated denture cleaner be used for all Valplast Flexible Partial cases. Val-Clean can be ordered directly from the company by calling (888) 325- 3260 or visiting www.valclean.com

When a Valplast partial requires a reline, it is usually jumped to a new base (rebase). To have us add a tooth, reline, or rebase the partial, please follow the following steps.

  • A wash impression is taken inside the partial using light body PVS material. Be sure to use a light coating of adhesive inside the partial.
  • Before you insert the partial into the mouth for the wash impression, inject a small amount of impression material around the buccal of the teeth that are clasped. This will ensure that the undercut areas are captured
  • When the wash impression is made, the patient closes his/her mouth gently to ensure the partial if fully seated and the occlusion is accurate, as the PVS material is setting.
  • Once the PVS material has set, an impression is taken inside a tray and the impression is removed from the mouth with the partial and the wash material reline in place.
  • Carefully examine the partial to assure that it is positioned correctly and did not unseat when the pick up impression was made.
  • Send the pick up impression with wash reline inside the partial to us for rebase or reline.
  • If you use alginate material for the pick up impression of the partial and PVS wash/reline impression, then you must pour the impression before sending it to us.

The tcs® Unbreakable RPDs are thin, flexible, lightweight, and extremely comfortable. Doctors and patients enjoy the unparalleled simplicity, comfort and aesthetics. Today, more and more dental practitioners are relying on nylon-based removable partial dentures for their patients. Acrylic denture bases are hard and they can break. In addition, partials that contain metal clasps can be unsightly, causing many patients to feel self-conscious about the way they look. Partials utilizing cast clasps are becoming increasingly undesirable to patients who want to limit the amount of metal in their mouth.

As chosen by the readers of Dentistry Today, our tcs® partial has been selected as a Top 100 product for 2014.

 

 

 

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Why choose a tcs® partial?

  • tcs® Unbreakable material is manufactured in the U.S.A. from the highest quality materials.
  • Unbreakable: Replacing or repairing broken partials is expensive and inconvenient. Patients have to be without their partials while they’re waiting for them to be repaired. A tcs® partial won’t break if it is dropped or mishandled. Please remember, however, that the resin teeth are still breakable.
  • Lightweight and Comfortable: Patients get used to them quickly and soon forget they’re wearing them!
  • Aesthetic: tcs® Unbreakable blends naturally with the surrounding tissue and gums. In fact, they’re practically invisible. Younger patients will appreciate the natural look of tcs® Unbreakable. Our strict quality control means they don’t vary in shade, you can always count on consistent color.
  • Biocompatible: tcs® Unbreakable RPDs are biocompatible, making them ideal for patients who are allergic to monomers.

 

Available Shades

     

tcs® is available in four shades. From left to right in the photo of the shade guide: 1- light pink, 2-standard pink, 3- light/dark pink, 4- dark pink.

 

Insertion Technique

  • The Hot Water Treatment is very important as it allows for a smooth initial insertion and a good adaptation with your patients natural tissues.
  • Submerge the tcs® Unbreakable restoration in very hot tap water for approximately one minute.
  • When the partials cools to a tolerable temperature, gently insert it into the patients mouth.

 

Adjustment technique

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  • If the patient senses discomfort due to tightness of the clasp, the clasp may be loosened slightly by submerging that part in hot water for approx 30 seconds, removing it and gently bending the clasp outward while holding it underneath running cold tap water.
  • The clasp can also be tightened by following the same procedure but bending the clasp inward.
  • If further adjustments are needed, they can be made easily with the proper tools and techniques. If patient feels persistent irritation, reduction of the partial may be necessary.
  • There are a variety of burs that are specifically designed for thermoplastic materials. Specifically, the following carbide burs 50C25-01 50C79-01 50G79-01, 50251G-01 and the green mounted point 4501-01. These can be purchased directly from Thermoplastic Comfort Systems, Inc.
  • Set your handpiece on a low speed and use fast, light scraping back and forth movements to reduce area. Do not keep bur in one spot, be sure to keep it in constant motion. Do not use too much pressure as this may burn or distort the restoration.
  • Rubber Wheels or Points are ideal for making small adjustments and/or smoothing after adjustments have been made. Usually the brown rubber wheel/point will leave the case smooth and shiny and it will not be necessary to re-polish. These are part numbers 4503-01, 4510-01 and 4511-01 and can also be purchased from Thermoplastic Comfort Systems, Inc.
  • If there are any threads remaining, these can be removed with a sharp blade

Proper Care of tcs® Unbreakable Appliances

tcs® Unbreakable partials are fabricated from a strong biocompatible nylon thermoplastic. They are very easy to care for. In order to keep your restoration looking and feeling like new, please have your patients follow these simple recommendations:

  • Continue to brush your natural teeth and gums as directed by your dentist.
  • Clean your restoration daily. Simply rinse your restoration under warm running water for approximately 30 seconds to one minute in order to remove any food particles prior to soaking it in the denture cleaner.
  • With a very soft denture brush, brush your restoration using water only. Rinse again.
  • Place your restoration in tcs® Concentrated Denture Cleaner for at least 30 minutes per day.
  • Keep your restoration in water or tcs® Concentrated Denture Cleaner when you are not wearing it.
  • DO NOT use bleach, toothpaste or similar cleaning products as these may scratch the surface of your restoration.
  • Please remember that although tcs® is unbreakable, the teeth are not. Please handle your partial with care.
  • The cleaner can be purchased directly from the company by visiting http://tcsdentalinc.com/tcs_Fresh.aspx.
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TCS Concentrated Denture Cleaner Professional Strength – For at-home maintenance of dental appliances.  Safely removes coffee, tea, tobacco, fruit, and iron stains, tartar, plaque, calcium and calculus.  Used daily, it will keep appliance looking and feeling like new. 10 Month Supply per package. TCS Sonic Cleaner – For optimal at-home maintenance use TCS Concentrated Denture Cleaner in combination with the TCS Sonic Cleaner.  Helps remove tartar, plaque, stains, bacteria and food particles with the aid of high energy cycle waves (sonic vibrations) of 5800 waves per minute.  2 AA batteries are included.

 

When a tcs® partial requires a reline, it is usually jumped to a new base (rebase). To have us add a tooth, reline, or rebase the partial, please follow the following steps.

  • A wash impression is taken inside the partial using light body PVS material. Be sure to use a light coating of adhesive inside the partial.
  • Before you insert the partial into the mouth for the wash impression, inject a small amount of impression material around the buccal of the teeth that are clasped. This will ensure that the undercut areas are captured
  • When the wash impression is made, the patient closes his/her mouth gently to ensure the partial if fully seated and the occlusion is accurate, as the PVS material is setting.
  • Once the PVS material has set, an impression is taken inside a tray and the impression is removed from the mouth with the partial and the wash material reline in place.
  • Carefully examine the partial to assure that it is positioned correctly and did not unseat when the pick up impression was made.
  • Send the pick up impression with wash reline inside the partial to us for rebase or reline.
  • If you use alginate material for the pick up impression of the partial and PVS wash/reline impression, then you must pour the impression before sending it to us.

To view the MSDS sheet for the TCS material, download it here

Lucitone FRS, by Dentsply, is a thermoplastic injectable resin for use in creating both flexible
partials and small to medium sized dentures. It is a monomer free material and offers superior
flexibility, transparency for optimal esthetics, and excellent stain resistance. The FRS material
also resists stress fractures. Its microcrystalline structure is easy to polish, similar to that of
acrylic. Restorations manufactured using FRS are very light weight and comfortable for the
patient. Light pink, original, and clear shades are available.

As chosen by the readers of Dentistry Today, our Lucitone FRS partial has been chosen as a Top 100 product each year from 2007 to 2013. 

The semi-crystaline nylon composition provides Lucitone FRS with:

  • Strength, flexibility, and transparency
  • High impact resistance
  • Outstanding UV and light stability,
  • Color stability
  • Low water absorption and good dimensional stability

 

FRS material cannot be relined. When relines are required, the case is rebased with new FRS material.

Click here to download the Lucitone FRS MSDS

Hybrid Cast/Flexible Partials

When the stability of a cast partial is required, but the patient demands the esthetics of a flexible partial, prescribe a hybrid cast/flexible partial. These partials consist of a cast subframe made with either standard or Vitallium 2000 alloy and a flexible partial injected onto the subframe. Choose from Valplast, FRS, or TCS material for the flexible material which will make up the saddles and clasps of the partial. Any major connector design that would be used for a standard cast partial can be used for the hybrid cast/ flexible partials. On the maxillary arch, horseshoe, palatal strap, and A-P strap designs are all acceptable, depending upon the limitations presented by the case. On the mandibular arch, lingual plates and lingual bars are no problem. When retention presents a concern, we can keep the posterior teeth clasped with standard cast clasps, while maintaining the esthetics of the flexible material on the saddles and anterior teeth.

 

When rebasing hybrid partials:

Before you insert the partial into the mouth for a wash pick-up impression, inject a small amount of impression material around the buccal of the clasped teeth at the gingival and cervical area. This will ensure that the undercut areas are captured. While you want the saddle areas of a hybrid partial covered by the impression material, it is very important that the impression material does not flow over the major connector of the framework. If you remove the pick- up impression from the mouth and see the metal major connector or lingual plate covered by impression material, you must remove the partial and take a new pick-up impression.

Injected Flexible Clasps

When patients desire a more esthetic option than the wire or cast clasps associated with interim and cast partials, consider the inclusion of flexible clasps. Flexible clasps can utilize even the most undesirable undercuts and blend with the existing dentition or tissue. They are available in three options; Thermoflex tooth colored, Valplast & TCS tissue colored, and Lucitone FRS clear.

Thermoflex tooth color injected clasps are extremely flexible and can utilize even the most undesirable undercuts for added retention. Use Thermoflex tooth color injected clasps when the patient desires a metal-free, esthetic clasp that blends with the existing dentition. Because the clasps are available in 16 different colors, we are able to match most any shade. In addition, the material can be used to make an entire framework, if desired by the Doctor.

We utilize the clear shade of Lucitone FRS, by Dentsply, for the fabrication of clear flexible clasps when a cast clasp or wire clasp is not desired, nor is a tissue shaded clasp desired. If the tissue shade is difficult to match, or the height of the tooth is not ideal for cervical coverage by a tissue color clasp, order a clear FRS clasp. The FRS material is a thermoplastic injectable resin for use in creating both flexible partials and small to medium sized dentures, in addition to clasps. It is a monomer free material and offers superior flexibility, transparency for optimal esthetics, and excellent stain resistance. Its microcrystalline structure is easy to polish, similar to that of acrylic.

Sometimes you want the esthetics of tissue colored, flexible clasps but a partial made entirely of Valplast or TCS flexible material is not indicated for the case. When you require acrylic on the saddles (such as for an interim partial which will require relining) and wrought wire or cast clasps won’t meet the esthetic demands of the patient, order the partial with flexible clasps utilizing Valplast or TCS material. They are available in the same shades offered for the Valplast and TCS partials.

Interim Partials

Often called flippers, stayplates, or immediate partials, our interim partials are available with or without wrought wire clasps. Wrought wire clasps will be utilized by default, unless instructed otherwise. When clasps are required for retention, but the patient demands the best esthetics, we can incorporate Injected Flexible Clasps instead of wrought wire. Processing of the acrylic can be done using our standard acrylic, or premium Lucitone 199.

Specialty Teeth for Partials & Dentures

Almost any design is available.
Call or email us with inquiries.

All teeth are available in your choice of 22K yellow gold, coin gold (looks like a new penny) and white gold.

Early techniques and procedures required bending a piece of gold over a tooth shape mold, then sealing the joints with gold solder. These early teeth have sharp 45° edges where the flat lingual surface is joined to the mesial and distal sides. The new manufacturing process produces gold teeth that more closely match the shape of existing denture teeth with no seams.

Gold onlays are available on any of the stock teeth. Choose mesial strip, distal strip, incisal strip or any combination.