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Prosthetic Dentistry and Nylon Dental Prostheses

Nylon dental prostheses are widely used in dentistry. The material they are made from has a number of advantages compared with those that have long been used by dentists. Nylon prostheses radically changed the situation in the field of dental prosthetics.

Nylon Prostheses - a Breakthrough in Dental Orthopedics

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Removable nylon prostheses have  proven their worth. Many dental laboratories of megalopolises actively work with this product. Quality dental prosthetics in Kiev is performed using it.

Progress does not stand still, and this branch of dentistry grows rapidly, so it is possible that in the near future nylon prosthesis will be improved and will receive additional advantages over other materials.

Today various types of prosthesis are applied in prosthetic dentistry. Lost teeth can be replaced by implants made of different materials. In addition, dentists can offer several ways of prosthetics. However, it often happens that a tooth can be restored only by making a denture. For example, you cannot do without this method in case where no suspension - posterior teeth are present. Denture is the only way out if for any reason implants are contraindicated. Despite the development of medicine in general and permanent progress, some problems associated with prosthesis of removable teeth are still irresistible.

The main disadvantage is the presence of a foreign body in the mouth. Furthermore, with this method of prosthesis you cannot do without metal clasps which can be seen. Generally, the conventional dentures include plastic. Even with the use of quality materials the extraction of monomer, quite harmful compound which can cause poisoning of the body and serious allergic reactions, cannot be avoided. In some cases, when installing the denture you have to use the adjacent quite healthy teeth that need to be turned.

Due to the presence of metal dentures weigh quite a lot, possibly causing some discomfort to the patient. Nylon prostheses offered by our clinic are a perfect solution to all problems listed above.

Undeniable Advantages

Nylon was first introduced as a material for the manufacture of dentures bases in 1953. Due to its properties, especially flexibility, it would replace a variety of metal alloys and acrylic combinations widely spread in the area of removable dental prosthesis.

Over the years, this material has been used in more than 90 countries around the world. Since 2001, the nylon prosthesis began to be applied in the post-Soviet countries. They are much stronger than analogues of acrylic plastic, completely safe for humans and have a fairly high level of elasticity (especially compared to the chrome-cobalt alloy).

Each patient will certainly have a question: What is so good in nylon dentures? Dentists should be prepared to justify the benefits of this material, explain how it differs from analogues widely available on the market, and to explain pricing for dental prosthetics.

So why are Nylon Prostheses the Best Option?

This type of dentures is free of metals. Patients who faced with removable metal elements will appreciate the lack of galvanic syndrome - the formation of an electric current in the mouth. Galvanism is fraught a metallic taste in the mouth, as well as headaches, general weakness, dryness of the oral mucosa.

Nylon prostheses do not attract attention. They are made from a translucent material of approximately the same color as the natural shade of the gums. To fix this type of prosthesis dent-alveolar clasps that will not be visible to others are used.

Nylon prostheses have good physical properties. With high strength, they are flexible enough. Due to the combination of these properties you can be sure that the nylon prosthesis will not break under any circumstances. Moreover, this kind of denture is ideal for the patients with traumatic professions, such as athletes.

Dentures have a very accurate fit. This is possible due to peculiarities of the method of their production - the hot injection. Stable fixation and proper snug fit - that's what the patients who have already faced with prostheses made from other materials will surely appreciate. Absolute comfort and no irritation or injury to the gums - this is only possible with nylon prostheses.

Nylon prostheses are absolutely safe for health and have no side effects. Unlike plastic counterparts, dentures made of nylon are hypo-allergenic and will not create health problems. This is especially true for the patients suffering from allergic reactions to active substances.

Nylon is hygroscopic. Due to this property micro-organisms do not live in it. Nylon prostheses are easy to care for and are highly resistant to plaque formation.

Unlike most other methods in the preparation of nylon prostheses no prior preparation of adjacent teeth is required. As a consequence, there is no structure of cermet.

Nylon is characterized by color stability. Stable dye gives the prostheses natural color and aesthetic appearance. These indicators remain ideal even after a long-term use of the denture.
A distinctive feature of nylon prostheses is that they can maintain their characteristics over a long period of time and under a variety of conditions. Nylon is resistant to high humidity, chemicals and constant voltage.

That is why it is widely used in various fields of medicine. So, artificial heart valves and joints, as well as lots of other things are made from nylon. It is used in the treatment of bruxism, temporomandibular joint disease, in the production of tooth whitening and sports mouthguards.

In dentistry, nylon can be used for partial elimination of defects (1-2 teeth) and for the production of full dentures to the jaw.

Indications for use

Thanks to this type of prosthesis, hundreds of people have already forgotten about their problems associated with teeth. They appreciated the high flexibility of the properties of nylon, its resistance to possible faults and the ability of self-balancing in the mouth.

In which cases do we recommend nylon dental prostheses?

In case of:

  • small, medium, large defect by Betelman;
  • I-IV classes by Kennedy;
  • edentulous jaw type I by Schroeder (if there are the conditions in the mouth);
  • edentulous jaw type I by Keller (if there are the conditions in the mouth);
  • impacted teeth;
  • tendency to allergies.

It should be remembered that, like any other medical intervention, installation of nylon prosthesis has its contraindications. So, it is necessary to stop using this type of prosthesis for patients who have low clinical crowns or severe atrophy of the alveolar processes in conjunction with significant unlimited defects of the rows of teeth.

Below you can find some examples of works with nylon prosthetics and other types of dental services performed by the specialists of our clinic. More information about patient outcomes can be found in section "Works".

If you are interested in prices for dental prosthetics, call us at the phone numbers on the site.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a rule, every visit to the dentist is a certain stress for an average person. This is particularly noticeable when it comes to such an important process as prosthetics. In order to avoid misunderstandings and to save time we offer you a list of frequently asked questions on a given topic and detailed answers to them.

Question: Under what conditions is a nylon prosthesis assigned and what are the contraindications to fitting dentures made of nylon?

Answer: The dentist may prescribe nylon prosthesis in a few cases if the patient has:

  • not low crown of the abutments;
  • shallow bite;
  • expressed equator of the tooth;
  • mucosa in a normal state.
Contraindications include alveolar ridge overhanging or its expressed atrophy which came as a result of prolonged defects of the dentition.

Warning! Full lower dentures are not made of nylon!

Question: What material is used in the process of making prints for nylon prosthetics?

Answer: During manufacture of nylon prosthesis the prints must be made. For this purpose, a special mass for alginate impression is used. Impression mass of other materials, such as silicone, are not recommended as they may deform mucosa. This will further lead to a lack of functionality of the prosthesis fabricated of nylon.

Question: Why are occlusal rims made only in the laboratory?

Answer: Since occlusal rims are made only on the working model (dubbed), there may be some errors in the formulation of prostheses. To avoid this, the rims must be made in the laboratory.

Question: Is there a possibility of relocation?

Answer: Connection of some material with other material is possible, but it can be done only by mechanical means.

Question: Is it possible to add extracted teeth?

Answer: Yes, it is possible. If the patient has one or more teeth removed they can be added to the prosthesis using nylon.

Question: Can I make prosthesis without try-in?

AnswerDetermination of occlusion may be made by means of the wax rims and a duplicate model.

Question: How and by what means is the correction of the prosthesis performed?

Answer: As a rule, the prosthesis is made with high accuracy. However, correction is possible if necessary. It is carried out using special cutters for soft plastic.

Question: Is the insertion position of the tooth in the mouth stable?

Answer: The prosthesis is held firmly on the abutment teeth and adjacent gum. A stable position of the prosthesis in the oral cavity is provided by special periodontal overlays.

Question: Is it possible to produce nylon dentures in conventional (non-laboratory) conditions?

Answer: No, it is not. To produce high quality and reliable dentures made of nylon you must strictly adhere to the technology, and have brand professional equipment. In the manufacture of nylon prostheses an innovative technology of hot injection is used, the process takes about 16 working hours of a professional dental technician.

Question: Why are dentures impossible without special equipment?

Answer: Dentures of nylon are made by hot casting pressure injection of 12 atmospheres. This process is impossible without special equipment.

Question: How does the material used for the manufacture of nylon prosthesis look like?

Answer: The working material is a granular substance packaged in capsules of a certain size.

Question: By what means are plastic teeth held in the material?

Answer: This is possible due to the diatonic holes (mechanical connection).

Question: What can you recommend to a patient who has had his/her denture installed?

Answer: To avoid mechanical damage to the oral cavity it is recommended to put the denture before installing into warm water for a few minutes (especially if the artificial tooth surface was previously dry).