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Case study on a copy denture

Full digital workflow for duplication of an implant retained overdenture


The copy denture technique

Learn a novel but simple way to give your patients new dentures that fit and feel exactly like their old ones. This case study walks you through the whole process of a fully digital copy denture, using the 3Shape TRIOS 4 intraoral scanner with 3Shape Dental System software.

Download now and learn how the team did:

Scan all the surfaces

Scan of the patient's existing denture, using an intraoral scanner. The STL file gets sent directly to the printer.

Align all scans

Align the pre-preparation and final impression scans, using the 3-point method in 3Shape Dental System.


Produce a cost-effective, milled monoblock try-in copy denture (ProArt CAD try-in/Ivoclar Digital).

Keep the file

Now the doctor has an STL file of the milled denture, so the overdenture can be replicated at any time.

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Experts you'll learn from

About Dr. Tasopoulos

Dr. Tasopoulos is a dentist who graduated from the University of Athens in 2004 and followed up with a Master's degree in prosthetic dentistry from the University of Bristol. He has authored articles on prosthodontics and dental materials in various specialist publications, and teaches courses on mouthguards and splint therapy. He has been practicing in his own clinic in Athens since 2008.

About Ioannis Tampakos, CDT

Ioannis Tampakos is a dental technician who has been working in the field for over 15 years. He started his career in a digital dental laboratory in 2005 and has since worked with some of the leading CAD/CAM systems in the industry. In 2016, he completed advanced training in 3Shape CAD software and has since been a regular speaker at conferences and workshops on digital dentistry. In 2018, he founded Digital Dental Center, the first certified fully digital lab in Athens.

3Shape TRIOS 4
3Shape Dental System

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