What are they?
Valplast dentures are an alternative to other solutions for missing teeth on your upper or lower arch. Fixed solutions, like dental bridging or implants, is not for every patient and this can be for a variety of reasons. Furthermore, conventional dentures do not offer the same flexibility that Valplast dentures do and they are known for feeling slightly clunky.
What are they made from?
Flexible dentures are made using a pressure-injected nylon base which allows the denture to move more freely than dentures using acrylic or metal. In effect, this allows the dentures to be more lightweight and comfortable for the mouth.
How are they different from conventional dentures and other alternatives?
The main difference between Valplast dentures and conventional dentures is the material they are made from. Conventional dentures are usually from either acrylic or metal, which can take some time to get used to. A patient who uses conventional dentures will need to learn how to hold the dentures in place with their cheek and tongue. This can be a hindrance for many people. Instead, Valplast denture will cling to the gums to provide a tighter fit.
With flexible Valplast dentures, they are generally more of a comfortable fit. They also retain cost-effectiveness which is a big factor in many patient’s choices. With fixed, surgical methods, the price can sometimes appear unreasonable for certain individuals.
Who can benefit?
Just about anyone over the age of 18. You don’t have to belong to a private dental plan. You don’t even have to be a regular visitor at this practice.
What can I use it for?
You can use the loan to pay for most dental work, but it’s particularly suited to more costly private treatments, such as dental implants, orthodontic, aesthetic or cosmetic work. If you’re not sure whether it’s right for your treatment, please ask your dentist.
How much can I borrow?
Typically between £500 and £25,000 depending on the course of the treatment. This will be subject to ‘on-the-spot’ credit check. Most patients’ applications are approved there and then, so you can go ahead and schedule treatment immediately.
How do I repay the loan?
Much like any other loan, you repay it in affordable monthly payments over an agreed term. These payments are collected by Direct Debit.
How much will I pay?
You pay the cost of your treatment – no more and no less. Interest-free means just that!
What are the repayment terms?
Your dentist will be able to go through the various terms with you and agree the most suitable repayment period.
How do I apply?
Once you’ve agreed on a course of treatment – and a cost – with your dentist, we’ll make the credit application on your behalf. As soon as the credit check is complete and the loan process, you’ll receive written confirmation from the credit provider Simpler as that!
Who is the credit provider?
We’re working with one of the most respected credit providers in the business. Ask your dentist for details.
How often can I use the facility?
You can apply for an interest-free loan for each course of treatment, subject to the usual credit check.
The benefits: at a glance
For anyone considering using our interest-free loan facility to fund their private dental treatment, the benefits are clear.
You get the treatment you want – treatment that will make you look and feel a million times better.
You get to spread the cost of that treatment over a period that suits you.
Because it’s interest-free, our 0% loan can be a much more affordable alternative to credit cards or bank loans. It’s easy to apply and simple to repay by Direct Debit.
To discuss the benefits in more detail, speak to your dentist or one of the practice staff.