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Creating low cost, functional dentures using a digital workflow and in-house printer

The patient has never had success with wearing a complete mandibular denture. She has had several made and could not tolerate them.

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  • Treatment provider: Dr. Valerie Cooper (McMillan)
  • Solutions used: 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner, 3Shape Dental System software
  • Dr. Cooper found the patient’s mandibular arch severely resorbed with a poor prognosis for a complete denture. Her existing maxillary denture was found to have poor tooth position and required replacement as well.


  • IO scanning conventional impressions. Conventional impressions of the maxillary and mandibular arches are 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanned.
  • Try in production. Scan files are sent for design to FullContour (design service). The returned designs are approved and printed in office.
  • Final denture. Denture base, and teeth in arch separately are printed in office using Envision Tec Vida and Next Dent Denture Base and MFH for trial placement. After approval they are sent to Core3D for definitive manufacture.
  • Dr. Cooper’s comments regarding the digital denture workflow. The digital workflow reduces the duration of the treatment, number of visits, and time spent working with patient. In addition, it makes collaboration with your partner lab, dentists, orthodontist etc. more efficient and predictable.

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