Looking for a premium alternative to metal partials? Prescribe Ultaire™ AKP removable partial dentures. Ultaire™ AKP is the polymer you’ve been waiting for! This innovative aryl ketone polymer (AKP) was formulated to meet critical performance requirements for removable partial dentures. Ultaire™ AKP was specifically designed to fill the gap between metal RPDs, which can be too rigid and stiff, and other polymer frame materials that can be too flexible.
Removable partial dentures made with Ultaire™ AKP are metal-free, comfortable, lightweight, biocompatible and more aesthetically pleasing than traditional metal frameworks.Dentists will appreciate these key benefits:
As patients become more aware of the effects of metal – the potential allergies, toxicity and taste – they are also becoming more proactive, asking for removable partial dentures that feel natural, comfortable and are aesthetically appealing. Ultaire™ AKP is an innovative aryl ketone polymer that provides a biocompatible, lightweight, metal-free, non-irritating and more aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional metal RPD frames.Offer your patients this innovative polymer that offers the support of a metal frame and the comfort of a flexible partial denture. The benefits of Ultaire™ AKP removable partial dentures are many:
A polymer strong enough to replace metal in removable partial dentures
Your patients will love this metal-free removable partial denture. Designed in a digital workflow, Ultaire™ AKP provides a customized fit that will stand the test of time. At 148 MPa, Ultaire™ AKP has flexural properties that are well above minimum requirements for denture base materials per ISO 20795 standards. Ultaire™ AKP is specifically designed to be supportive and have a long lifetime — well over ten years with normal insertion and removal — but also to be comfortable enough to help improve patient compliance.
Ultaire™ AKP is not a flexible partial denture. It is a paradigm-shifting polymer. Other flexible partial dentures are flimsy and often lack support. An Ultaire™ AKP removable partial denture is strong enough to be tooth supported but less rigid than metal, offering a comfortable, secure fit.Ultaire™ AKP removable partial dentures hit the sweet spot between metals and flexibles. Designed specifically to enhance the rigidity of the polymer to be supportive and to have a very long lifetime, Ultaire™ AKP removable partial dentures also have flexibility and elasticity to improve patient comfort and overall experience.
Solvay Dental 360™ is part of the global company Solvay, which has the broadest portfolio of high-performance healthcare polymers worldwide. With over 35 brands in more than 1,500 formulations, Solvay is a global leader in metal replacing materials with 25 years as a leading polymer supplier to the healthcare industry. Solvay is now bringing this expertise to the dental industry with Ultaire™ AKP.“Dentists and patients alike are demanding better materials for RPDs, and Ultaire™ AKP delivers in a way that metal and other polymer options simply cannot,” says Shawn Shorrock, global director, Solvay Dental 360™. “We saw an unmet need to replace metal in dental materials, similar to other markets we serve such as orthopedic and cardiovascular, and we worked closely with dentists to ensure Ultaire™ AKP best serves their needs and those of their patients.”