Immediate dentures based on digital impressions and digital workflow

After consulting with our team, a patient suffering from parodontitis over a period of years, decided she wanted a full denture.
  • Treatment provider: Germen Versteeg
  • Solutions used: 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner, 3Shape Dental System software, 3Shape Smile Design
  • Due the patient’s anxiety around treatment, the full extraction of the lower and upper teeth with an immediate placement of the dentures was planned for one session.

PREVIEW OF THE CASE

  • Intraoral scanning. The patient’s lower and upper jaw as well as bite registration are IO scanned.
  • Smile Design. To match the characteristic set-up of the patient’s own teeth, we take portrait images of her face in a smile position. We also use the photo as an extra reference in 3Shape Smile Design.
  • Digital denture design. An important benefit of working digitally is that we can use the tested design in a pre-preparation scan to create the exact same set up for her immediate denture.
  • Benefit of a full arched denture. Versteeg sees several benefits to milling full arch dentures: strength, time efficiency, esthetics, and better occlusion. Previous cases were made with milled bases and stock teeth, but recent updates to materials and software make full arch dentures possible and preferred.

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