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TCS is a certified ISO 13845 company, specializing in the manufacture of dental resins and dental care from the highest quality materials. TCS is recognized globally as one of the best solutions for the development and care of thermoplastic dental appliances.
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For Happier Patients.

The TCS Experience

  • Win-Win Philosophy

    Your success is our success. Let us help you promote TCS with free promotional material and samples of denture cleanser, because together, we can create smiles.
  • Innovation

    A philosophy to continuous improvement guides us to develop better methods, tools, materials, educational programs, and creative ways to add customer value.
  • Quality

    A passionate commitment to quality is one of the core principles that governs TCS. At TCS management monitors and reviews its quality through the implementation of an effective Quality Management System based on ISO 13485 standards.
  • Manufacturing in-house in the USA

    We take pride in providing products of the highest quality. Our goal is to get the same high quality to the final product so that the patient can reap the benefits of a properly constructed appliance.
  • Together We Smile

    We are grateful to have the opportunity to give back the best way we can - creating smiles for low income communities.

Benefits of TCS Appliances

Lightweight and Comfortable.

TCS resins have properties that allow partials to be fabricated very thin without compromising durability, making them very flexible and comfortable for every day use. 

Aesthetic. Undetectable in the mouth.

TCS restorations are manufactured to blend naturally with a patients surrounding tissue and gums. A well designed and fabricated TCS appliance is unnoticeable in a patient's mouth.

BPA & Monomer Free.

TCS restorations are biocompatible and ideal for patients that are allergic to monomer found in acrylic dentures.

Non-invasive.

Unlike permanent tooth replacement options such as, crown/bridge and implants, TCS partials are non-invasive, making them ideal for patients with a low threshold for pain and/or for the elderly. The unique characteristics of TCS partials utilize the tissue undercuts and portions of abutment teeth for retention. 

Durable.

TCS restorations can last a lifetime. Their unique characteristics allow for a break resistant and highly durable restoration. Natural changes in the mouth may require changes to the restoration. Eg. tooth addition. 

Indications & Contraindications

Indications for Unbreakable™ and iFlex™ Flexible Partials.
  • Economical, aesthetic solution for missing teeth. 
  • Patients with concerns over metal restorations.
  • Gingival veneers to mask exposed root surfaces.
  • Patients with allergies to monomer and/or nickel.
  • Transitional restoration during the healing period for implants.
  • Patients with presence of tori.
  • Oral cancer patients.
  • Cleft palate patients.
Indications for metal with Unbreakable™ and iFlex™.
  • Need for more rigid appliance due to poor tissue support or few remaining teeth
  • Free-end saddle with teeth missing from the 1st bicuspid
  • Cast rest seats if soft tissue is a concern

Note: Consider Karadent when more stability is required.

Contraindications for Unbreakable™ & iFlex™.
  • Full denture
  • Immediate application: due to recession, allow 8 to 10 weeks healing time when prescribing a TCS restoration as a permanent solution
Indications for Karadent™.
  • Full dentures, partial dentures that require a rigid material, clear frameworks, & nightguards
  • Economical, aesthetic solution for missing teeth
  • Patients with concerns over metal restorations
  • Patients with allergies to monomer and/or nickel
  • Transitional restoration during the healing period for implants
  • Partials when more stability is needed due to poor tissue support or few remaining teeth
  • Partials when more stability is needed for free-end saddles with teeth missing from the 1st bicuspid
Contraindications for Karadent™.
  • Flexible Partial Dentures
  • Patients with the presence of lingual tori
  • Unbreakable™
  • iFlex™
  • Karadent™
Unbreakable™iFlex™Karadent™
Ideal for flexible partials.
Ideal for flexible partials.
Ideal for full dentures.
Lightweight and Comfortable
For flexible partial dentures
For Full Dentures
Reliable & Durable
Guaranteed Unbreakable
Monomer/BPA Free
Insurance CodesD5225 Maxillary, D5526 MandibularD5225 Maxillary, D5526 MandibularComplete Denture: D5110 Maxillary, Mandibular D5120 Partial Dentures: D5225 Maxillary, D5526 Mandibular
Ask your lab for TCS Unbreakable™ by name.Ask your lab for iFlex™ by tcs® by name.Ask your lab for Karadent™ by tcs® by name.

General Techniques

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A Genuine TCS Appliance

A genuine TCS appliance includes a patient care pamphlet and a sample of TCS Concentrated Dental Appliance Cleaner. (USA only).
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Frequently Asked Questions

TCS Resins

Can I prescribe a full denture made out of Unbreakable™ or iFlex™?

No, Unbreakable™ and iFlex™ are specifically formulated for flexible partial dentures. Prescribe Karadent™ for full dentures. View Karadent™ by tcs® under TCS Resins for more information. 

Are TCS thermoplastic resins FDA cleared and CE marked?

Yes. 

Are TCS partials recommended for immediate cases?

Due to recession, it is recommended to allow 8 to 10 weeks healing time when prescribing a TCS appliance as a permanent solution. This is not necessary if the appliance is being used as a temporary solution. 

How long will a TCS appliance last?

TCS appliances are designed to last a lifetime. Over time natural changes in the patient’s mouth may occur, should modifications be needed, TCS appliances can usually be adjusted rather than replaced.

Do abutment teeth need preparation?

No tooth preparation is necessary when prescribing TCS partials. The unique characteristics of these materials utilize tissue undercuts and portions of abutment teeth for retention. However, tooth preparation may be necessary for rest seats and combination cases.  

What about adding teeth and/or clasps to flexible partials?

Teeth and/or clasps can be added to TCS resins. This is a laboratory procedure.  

Can TCS partials be relined? If so, can it be done chairside?

Relining TCS resins is a laboratory procedure. In most cases where an overall reline is needed, the case is jumped into a new base.

Do I need special tools to adjust TCS restorations?

Unbreakable™- Pink Zirconia Burs, Green Mounted Stones, and Brown Rubber Points.  

iFlex™- Pink Zirconia Burs or any Carbide Bur (including burs used for acrylic), and Brown Rubber Points. 

Karadent™- Pink Zirconia Burs or any Carbide Bur (including burs used for acrylic), and Green Mounted Stones. Karadent™ can be adjusted using traditional acrylic techniques.   

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Are there any special instructions I should give my patient for proper care of TCS restorations?

We offer free patient educational brochures full of helpful information for your patients. View Promotional Material to view, download or order brochures with optimal patient maintenance information. Additionally, you should receive a free sample of *TCS Concentrated Dental Appliance Cleaner (1-week sample) with every TCS appliance you receive from your lab. 

*Fabricated in the USA and Canada.

How do I know that I received a genuine TCS restoration?

There are many imitation products that are not FDA cleared, nor have the unique characteristics of TCS. The laboratory that you choose should be trustworthy. Ask your laboratory if they use TCS brands and be sure to ask for Unbreakable™ (aka TCS), iFlex™, or Karadent™ by name on the prescription. Additionally, to ensure that you are receiving a genuine TCS product, be sure the appliance is received in a TCS branded plastic bag along with a TCS patient care pamphlet, *TCS Concentrated Dental Appliance Cleaner sample, and that the TCS brand is indicated on the bill. *Fabricated in the USA and Canada. 

Why didn’t I receive the appliance with a sample of TCS Concentrated Dental Appliance Cleaner and/or patient care instructions?

Confirm that the laboratory actually used a TCS brand material and that the brand is indicated on the bill. Ask the laboratory for the complimentary sample of TCS Concentrated Dental Appliance Cleaner and the patient care pamphlet that is included with the raw materials. If the laboratory cannot provide the above, it is possible that the product is not a genuine TCS product or that it is a TCS product but it is being fabricated outside the USA. 

What are the insurance codes for TCS Flexible Partials?

D5225 Maxillary   |   D5526 Mandibular     

What are the insurance codes for TCS Full Dentures?

D5110 Maxillary   |   D5120 Mandibular  

What is the difference between TCS and other brands?

Differences include: natural shades, durability, functionality, resistance to stains and odors, patient comfort, and more. View TCS Resins for more information. Additionally, TCS resins are manufactured in the USA from the highest quality medical grade components meeting ISO 13485 standards. 

Does the laboratory have to be certified to offer TCS?

No, many high-quality laboratories do not participate in our certification program. However, laboratories that do participate have gone through the application process and demonstrated mastery work with thermoplastic restorations.  

What is the difference between Unbreakable™ (aka TCS) and iFlex™?

Although Unbreakable™ and iFlex™ are very similar and are used for the same indications, there are some differences to be mentioned.  

Unbreakable™ is a nylon-based material, this technology has been used for flexible partials for over 60 years, and has long-lasting proven success. It is a durable material that is guaranteed unbreakable under normal usage. Adjusting Unbreakable™ is simple, however, it takes some specialty skills. Pink Zirconia Burs, green points and brown rubber points are recommended when adjusting. 

iFlex™ is a newer technology that was launched in 2012, it is a polyolefin-based material. It is durable and clinically unbreakable under normal usage. iFlex™ tends to be easier to adjust and is slightly more translucent than Unbreakable™. It is also slightly more flexible, although flexibility of both products will depend on design and thickness of the partial. iFlex™ can be adjusted with Pink Zirconia Burs and most carbide burs.  

Both materials, are formulated for removable flexible partials with aesthetic, functionality, and patient comfort in mind. Deciding which material is simply a matter of preference by you and the dental technician. 

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Can patients wear their appliance to sleep?

Yes, however it is best practice for patients to remove their appliance to sleep. Patients should not wear their appliance 24 hours a day without removing them for proper oral hygiene. Note that some designs of dental appliances are not recommended to wear while sleeping, advice your patients on appliance usage.

How can patients remove stains from their dental appliance?

For stubborn stains, soak appliance in denture cleansing solution overnight. Brushing or using harsh abrasives will not be effective and may damage the appliance. 

Can patients use vinegar, bleach, or baking soda to clean their appliance?

These are all harsh products that should not be used to clean dental appliances. Harsh cleaning products can cause discoloration or scratch the surface of the appliance, causing micro tears where bacteria can form in. 

What temperature should patients use to soak their appliance?

Patients should soak their appliance at room temperature. Initially we recommend patients to use warm water to help dissolve their denture cleansing solution. Patients should NOT use boiling water as this may warp the appliance. 

Can patients use TCS Dental Appliance Cleaner on their natural teeth?

No, the TCS Dental Appliance Cleaner should not be used in the mouth. 

Can patients use more TCS Dental Appliance Cleaner than what is recommended?

Although using more TCS Dental Appliance Cleaner will not damage the appliance, our cleaner is concentrated and it is not necessary to use more than the recommended. 

Once prepared, will TCS Dental Appliance Cleaner solution really last for 7 days?

The TCS Dental Appliance Cleaner’s ingredient combination is formulated to effectively clean for 7 days. This non-chlorinated solution is safe and concentrated for effective results. Simply instruct patients to rinse the appliance under running water prior to submerging it into the solution. This will maintain the solution keeping it free of food particles.  

How long can patients soak their appliance in the TCS Dental Appliance Cleaner solution?

Most appliances can be submerged in the solution whenever they are not being worn. However, soft liners and some types of guards should only be soaked for approximately 15 minutes.

How does the TCS Dental Appliance Cleaner compare to similar product on the market?

TCS does not contain harsh chemicals nor forms of chlorine often found in similar cleansers. Additionally, TCS Dental Appliance Cleaner is a professional strength cleaner, which means that it does not contain fillers that can weaken the cleansing effectiveness.

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Insurance Codes

Partial Dentures

D5225 Maxillary 

D5526 Mandibular 

Full Dentures

D5110 Maxillary 

D5120 Mandibular 

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