Some dental laboratories make a little single tooth replacement called a Valplast Nesbit, pictured on the right.


a Valplast Nesbit tooth replacement

Valplast is the brand name of the material this appliance is usually made from. It's a flexible plastic that can also be made translucent, which helps the esthetics of the case.


It is one of the least expensive tooth replacements.

We would recommend this for a very temporary tooth replacement, rather than a permanent replacement because it has one significant disadvantage, and that is that it is so small and also removable, which makes it a risk for swallowing or otherwise losing it. The Nesbit used to be made with metal clasps, which added to the risk because these prongs could easily create a puncture in the digestive tract, causing a very serious situation that could require surgical intervention. The Valplast Nesbit tooth replacement is safer but not without risk.


We would rate the best single tooth replacement to be a dental implant. Second best would be a dental bridge. Third would be a conventional removable partial denture. Fourth would be a dental flipper. Fifth would be this Nesbit.


You may want to read our page about replacing a missing tooth.

By Dr. David Hall

Written by a cosmetic dentist!

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