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Digital dentures

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Digital dentures or 3D printed dentures Digital dentures are dentures that we fabricate through a digital process. We mill a digital denture from a puck via CAD-CAM but some more temporary version may use 3D printing technology. What is a digital denture? The two largest companies offering digital dentures right now are Pala dentures and […]

Denture problems

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Denture problems and their solutions Denture problems plague most if not all dentists from time to time. This is a list of common issues and fixes. Maxilla denture problems Sore spots – Mark obvious sore spots with Thimpson stick and allow to transfer.  Add PIP paste to check as well. Difficulty swallowing and gagging, discomfort […]

Denture Reline

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Denture Reline – Tissue Conditioner and Denture Soft Reline Materials Denture reline products vary primarily by what the chemistry of the product is. Therefore on this page I list products by their basic chemical make up. What I consider the best denture reline material, tissue conditioner or soft reline, for a few common uses. For […]

Hard Reline

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Hard reline products COE-RECT – GC America Inc. Elite Hard Relining – Zhermack Inc GC RELINE – GC America Inc. Hygenic Acrylic – Coltène Justi – American Tooth Industries KOOLINER – GC America Inc. MucoHard Hard Reline Resin – Parkell, Inc. Original Truliner / New Truliner – Bosworth Company Probase / SR Ivocap / IvoBase […]

Fourth visit – Delivery

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2 weeks after the third visit you receive your dentures.  This is a short visit.  We will confirm the is no major issues.  This visits lasts less than 30 minutes. Delivery Evaluate esthetics.  Patient happy? Evaluate fit, only adjust any major tight spots today Evaluate occlusion with Kerr indicator wax. PM adjust lower buccal incline […]

Denture occlusion schemes

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Occlusal scheme for removable prosthetics – Denture occlusion Denture occlusion, like teeth occlusion, is complex and confusing.  Fortunately, opinions are not as strong and there is more of a consensus but still not a definitive right way. Buccalized occlusion – only mandibular facial functional cusps Shirani 2014 JPD found might be better patient satisfaction but […]

Denture Teeth

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Denture Teeth options Nano-hybrid denture teeth – Nano Hybrid Composite (NHC) material composition   Ivoclar Phonares NHC Haereus Mondial   Candulor PhysioStar NFC. NFC+ is a composite based on a urethane dimethyl acrylate matrix (UDMA matrix) composed of various types and sizes of fillers as well as PMMA clusters. This results in outstanding physical material […]

Lab Technique

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Lost wax investment technique with teeth in a wax trial denture Advancements PMMA used since 1930’s polymethylmethacrylate Recent advancements is delivery of PMMA through injection molding In 2002 LC thermoplastic urethane-dimethacrylate resin Advantage of urethane-dimethacryalte No monomer No flasking and packing Short processing times Less than half volumetric shrinking compared to PMMA Will bond to […]