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Valplast Flexible Partials – 3D digital modeling, manufacturing and repair.

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Still an innovative product after many years of clinical use, Valplast is an excellent esthetic solution for the replacement of missing teeth where cost or physiological factors preclude fixed restorations. Valplast is biocompatable for patients with allergies to acrylics, and the level of comfort is superior to metal frameworks or other resin-based partials.

Udell Dental Laboratory was one of the earliest labs to incorporate 3D computer modeling and printing for flexible Valplast partials. Computer modeling has helped the lab to deliver precisely fitting partials that require less chair time for the dentist and a better experience for the patient.

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Proven through over 60 years of clinical use, Valplast material is strong, non-invasive and virtually invisible. Because Valplast partials use a tissue-bearing technique for retention, they are designed by highly skilled and experienced lab technicians who are trained to determine the precise set of undercuts needed to hold them comfortably in place.

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Computer modeling aids the lab technician in identifying the location and depth of undercuts, allowing them to quickly design the denture for optimal retention. Technicians also have absolute control over material thickness and contouring, which is an improvement over physical fabrication with wax sheets and wires. The accuracy, consistency, and repeatability of computer modeling greatly reduces the time-consuming finishing steps such as grinding and polishing, and allows the laboratory to deliver comfortable restorations requiring fewer adjustments at the dentist’s office.

“Until recently, creating Valplast partials required the same 60-year old process of manually modeling in wax,” said Jeff Udell, CDT, president of Udell Dental Lab in St. Louis Park, MN. “… and in certain sensitive cases, we will continue to rely on traditional hand techniques to custom fit our Valplast partials. However, for the majority of cases computer modeling is the preferred process. The block out, thickness, and fit are extremely consistent for a great-fitting Valplast partial.”

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As an added economic benefit to patients, Valplast partials can be repaired or adjusted even after years of use. Udell Dental Laboratory is one of the few laboratories that routinely provide Valplast alterations and repair for patients with changes in oral anatomy or damaged partials. In order to be reliable, repairs should be made only by a Valplast certified lab, using materials and techniques recommended by the manufacturer.

Contact Udell Dental Laboratory for more information:
http://www.udelldental.com
1-800-248-9943 or 1-952-926-9266

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Latest BruxZir Performance Reports

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Specimens of the zirconia products were more translucent at 0.5 mm thickness than at 1.0 mm thickness. At the 0.5 mm thickness, the translucency parameter ranged from 10.3 to 10.7, and BruxZir was significantly more translucent than the other three products. At the 1.0 mm thickness, the translucency parameter ranged from 7.1 to 7.8, and BruxZir was significantly more translucent than Zenostar Zr and Lava Plus. Translucency parameter was a function of wavelength when measured between 360-750 nm in reflection.

Digital Full Dentures In 2 Appointments!

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It is now possible for patients to get full dentures in 2 appointments instead of 5 or more. The AvaDent Digital Denture System requires training in a new technique for taking impressions, so that all information is recorded by the doctor, and sent with the impressions and prescription. The impression technique and 3D design process allow the exact replication of the patient’s natural rugae, and the designer can precisely control the thickness of the denture for a more natural feel.

The dentures are milled from pre-shrunk disks of acrylic, so there is no shrinkage as with traditional dentures. The fit is precise on the first try. The high density acrylic disks are uniformly produced in a controlled process so the “monomer taste” of the newly-mixed acrylic denture material is reduced.

With the AvaDent process, partial dentures and implant-secured dentures can also be milled from your impressions.

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Digital dentures are close to becoming a reality.
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Valplast Flexible Partials – 3D digital modeling, manufacturing and repair at Udell Dental Laboratory

Today’s Top Dentists prescribe Valplast as the preferred material for flexible partial dentures. Still an innovative product after decades of clinical use, Valplast is an excellent esthetic solution for the replacement of missing teeth where cost or physiological factors preclude fixed restorations. Valplast is biocompatible for patients with allergies to acrylics, and the level of comfort is superior to metal frameworks or other resin-based partials.

Udell Dental Laboratory is an Advanced Certified Valplast laboratory.
We manufacture Valplast partials using 3D modeling and manufacturing technology. Digital modeling allows for fast and accurate control of material thickness, clasp placement, and detailing, vastly improving production time and ensuring consistent product quality.

Udell Dental Laboratory is one of the few laboratories that routinely provide Valplast alterations and repair for patients with changes in oral anatomy or damaged partials. Valplast can be repaired and re-lined using recommended techniques from the manufacturer. Other traditional repair processes will not work on Valplast partials due to differences in materials and techniques.

For More Information on Valplast call Udell Dental Laboratory!
800-248-9943
http://www.udelldental.com/partial-dentures.htm

New Federal Medical Device Excise Tax will not apply to vast majority of products made by U.S. Domestic Dental Laboratories

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Read more at http://www.nadl.org/pdfs/MDT-Press%20Release%20Dft%2010-19-12.pdf

Full Contour Zirconia Crowns from Udell Dental Laboratory

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Udell Dental Laboratory – a Certified IPS e.max Lab

Udell Dental Laboratory is an IPS e.max Center with Advanced Certification in e.max Press and e.max CAD.  IPS e.max is a highly esthetic material suited for all restoration types.  We have used e.max since its introduction, and we feel very confident in endorsing it.  In our experience, our cases using IPS e.max materials have had the lowest incidence of remakes than any other product we sell.  

In the dental industry, the scientific data speaks for itself:  “10 years of clinical evidence, over 40 million restorations, and a 98.2% survival rate”.  For Udell Dental Laboratory, the esthetics, high strength, and predictable shade matching make IPS e.max a material of choice for even difficult combination cases.

Gain from our experience with e.max! contact us at: www.udelldental.com