Digital immediate dentures
A cutting-edge laboratory
Summum Dental Laboratory is always on the lookout for the latest digital technologies and puts forward its expertise, mastering the art of dental technology. We are proud to offer innovative and advantageous solutions to our denturists and their patients.
Digital removable dentures
Dentures can be said to be digital when CAD/CAM design tools are used. Integrating digital manufacturing methods into the Summum Laboratory simplifies and standardizes traditional routine procedures, increases accuracy, and eliminates many of the laboratory steps we all know regarding removable devices.
The mouse and keyboard replace the spatula and handpiece. Gone are the days of grinding teeth with a motor, curing and roughing acrylics. The use of plaster, wax, and mittens are becoming a distant memory.
The laboratory environment has become simpler, with a more seamless workflow. The number of patient appointments has reduced at the clinic and the need for denture adjustments in the mouth have considerably decreased.
Digital immediate full dentures
Summum Laboratory has selected immediate removable full dentures to explore the digital universe of removable prosthetics, a promising field that is constantly evolving and that will give birth, in the very near future, to other digital removable products for the benefit of denturists and their patients.
Here is an overview of the scanning, design, and production equipment required to produce digital immediate removable full dentures.
The first step is to digitize the initial data from the denturist:
- Primary or final alginate or PVS impressions are cast, and the stone models are scanned by the dental technician using the lab scanner.
- It is even possible to digitize the exact position of the articulator-mounted models to accurately reproduce the patient’s bite.
Virtual design – CAD
The dental technician “designer” is equipped with a powerful computer, a comfortable workstation, and a 3D mouse.
Design software has contributed to the spread of digital prosthetics and enables the processing of scans, as well as the design of immediate full dentures as requested by the denturist.
It is also possible to use official tooth libraries from Lapointe, Ivoclar Vivadent, and many others offering infinite possibilities in terms of creativity. The virtual design is carried out with the utmost care, ensuring an optimal result while respecting the functional and aesthetic parameters of both the professional and the patient.
3D printing – CAM
Once the denture is designed virtually, it must be made tangible through 3D printing.
3D printers are very popular and can print different types of products. They consist of a removable tray containing resin and a curing lamp that prints the layers in superposition until the desired product is obtained.
Thanks to the 3D printing process, the immediate removable denture is realistic, aesthetic and very natural looking.
Putting the finish on the digital immediate denture
In addition to ensuring comfort, stability and functionality, the finished immediate denture perfectly meets the aesthetic expectations of our professionals and their patients by imitating the morphology, colours and reflections of natural teeth and gums.
Resins are becoming more and more durable. Pro3dure resin is strong enough to be one of the best choices for printing immediate removable dentures:
- Ultimate flexural strength 82 MPa
- Flexural modulus ≥ 2100 MPa
- Solubility 1.5 µg/mm³
- Flexural strength 112 MPa
- Flexural stress 169 MPa
- Flexural modulus 5528 MPa
- Solubility 1.1 µg/mm³
✅ Traditional impressions in alginate, PVS or other materials
✅ Complete and partial denture (full and/or partial Exocad)
✅ Sufficient prosthetic space
✅ Extraoral photos
❌ Trios® impressions
❌ Aesthetic and functional testing in the mouth
❌ Immediate partial denture
❌ Rush requests
The 3Shape software allows for the digital storage of all dentures. In case of loss or breakage, dentures can be produced quickly without additional appointments with the patient.
- Smoother digital workflow
- Quicker turnaround time
- Reduced adjustements in my mouth
- Reduced patient appointments
- Digital precision
- High quality material
Quality of life
- Natural aesthetics