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Why Digital Reference Denture technique? A step-by-step clinical approach

The case demonstrates a proposed treatment plan that included a new complete removable denture for the maxilla and an implant retained overdenture for the mandible, after a fully guided placement of two implants.

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  • Treatment provider: Dr. Theodoros Tasopoulos, Ioannis Tampakos, CDT
  • Solutions used: 3Shape TRIOS 5 intraoral scanner, 3Shape Implant Studio
  • The case illustrates how existing dentures can be used for the design and fabrication of complete removable dentures


The advantages of the digital workflow as demonstrated in this case and according to Dr. Tasopoulos:

  • Extraoral digitalization of the existing complete dentures by using an IOS.
  • Patient’s entire clinical information obtained in one appointment, including virtual definitive working casts, maxillo-mandibular registration, and existing tooth arrangement position.
  • Digital smile design and face scans merged to create a digital patient and optimize individual tooth arrangement during the denture design process.

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