Volume 9, Issue 5
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Digitally manufactured complete dentures are the last frontier in dental technology. Denture teeth and denture base materials have steadily improved over the years, but the manufacturing process has remained static since the 1940s-until now. An assortment of companies are offering different digital denture manufacturing processes that include varying workflows, software, equipment, and materials, but how do you determine what best suits your needs?
Dentsply Sirona and AvaDent have come together to provide a practical digital denture solution. This unique partnership aligns Dentsply Sirona’s time-tested and trusted materials with AvaDent’s unmatched design expertise and intelligent, algorithm-based software. We are talking about years of material clinical success and an algorithm based on tens of thousands of real life cases!
The Dentsply Sirona/AvaDent collaborative workflow allows any laboratory to immediately produce a digital denture. You can either mill in-house or scan and outsource the entire process-the choice is yours. The best part about this workflow is that clinicians don’t have to alter their current chairside procedures. Here is a high-level overview of the workflow:
AvaDent sends the laboratory a digitally manufactured try-in, which the laboratory provides to the clinician. The try-in can be either bio-functional including monochromatic teeth or a Wagner try-in that includes a fully milled base with teeth set in wax that can be adjusted chairside.
The clinician evaluates the fit of the try-in and notes incisal length, lip support, and buccal corridor. If necessary, adjustments are made and the try-in is returned to the laboratory.
Option 2: AvaDent designs and man-ufactures the final prosthesis at its facility with either bonded Portrait IPN Denture Teeth or as a fully milled monolithic denture made with Lucitone 199 and IPN material.
The case is returned to the clinician for final patient delivery and the digital file can be saved for future reference.
Digital dentures are here to stay. Esthetically pleasing, retentive, and easily reproducible, they are now fully accessible as the latest tool in the technician’s ever-expanding armamentarium. The Dentsply Sirona/AvaDent partnership allows laboratories to immediately enter the digital market with premium esthetic results.
• Reduced delivery time
• Great esthetics </span>