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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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Virtually Unbreakable… BruxZir Solid Zirconia from Udell Dental Laboratory

Udell Dental Laboratory is an authorized BruxZir Lab. Watch this video demonstration of the amazing strength of BruxZir Solid Zirconia crowns and bridges.

In addition to great strength, BruxZir also has improved light transmission compared with conventional milled zirconia material, resulting in more natural shade values. BruxZir is an esthetic alternative to metal occlusal PFMs and cast gold crowns and bridges.

Call Udell Dental Laboratory to Order!
800-248-9943 or 952-926-9266

We offer free shipping both ways in the continental US!

What Is In Your Mouth? The Issues…


Understand the importance of choosing a Certified Dental Laboratory (CDL) for high quality dental restorations.

The ability of dentists to deliver a high standard of care in restorative and cosmetic dentistry is enhanced by working with a laboratory that has undergone 3rd party certification. Working with a Certified Dental Lab will assure that your restorations are manufactured by or under the guidance of Certified Dental Technicians. Certification is a voluntary process, and is the dentist’s added assurance that the lab is committed to providing quality products and services that comply with regulatory requirements for material quality and traceability.

Poorly-made dental restorations – whether made in America or abroad – can lead to a range of health consequences for patients, and in turn, legal consequences for dentists. To ensure better outcomes for safe dental restorations, it is extremely important that dentists and patients have a full understanding of where their dental restorations are coming from and what materials are used in the process.

In the USA, domestic dental laboratories remain unregulated in more than 40 states. Some companies call themselves domestic dental laboratories, and receive prescriptions shipped from dentists all across the US, but in reality they produce nothing, but serve as a front for companies producing outside the USA.

Dental restorations increasingly are being imported from countries like China, India and Vietnam. Depending on the country, those dental laboratories may not be subject to the same scrutiny that domestic laboratories receive from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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

Udell Dental Laboratory

Udell Dental Laboratory is a full service dental laboratory located in St. Louis Park Minnesota.

Visit us online at www.UdellDental.com

Toll Free: 800-248-9943