 The fabrication of prosthesis for edentulous arches encounters a special challenge when soft tissue and bony undercuts. interferences. tilted teeth and deranged occlusion are present. .  Flexible dentures have emerged as a viable option to treat edentulous conditions.

.  Teflon like fluoro polymers – 1962  Acetal ( unbreakable thermoplatic resin material ) – 1971  Recently – Flexible resin system introduced and is popularly used due to its excellent durability  Flexible denture material is a nylon based thermoplastic denture base material. Nylon plastics introduced in 1950s.

Can be made thin.Patient comfort  Better accuracy  Adapts well in undercut areas  Biocompatibility . Aesthetics – Translucency of the material picks up underlying tissue tones  Good strength.

 Fabricating nightguards  Sleep apnoea appliances  Microstomia  Scarring in the oral and facial areas .

Mechanical bonding by mechanical undercuts in the centre of each tooth is the only mode to use.  .No way of controlling and understanding the way stresses are transmitted  Discoloration  Processing is technique sensitive  Patients with less vertical dimension and small crown length are unfit cases for flexible denture.  Debonding of teeth as polyamide denture base material does not chemically bond with acrylic resin.  No repair or reline is feasible.

 Due to their ability of excellent mouldability and high thermal strength. thermoplastic materials have occupied an envious place for making complete and partial dentures. .  However careful case selection and clinical judgement is required to use flexible dentures in appropriate situations in order to obtain a successful treatment outcome.

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