Fully Digital Immediate Denture Workflow (IS1-D) (2 Visits)

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Fully Digital Immediate Denture Workflow (IS1-D) (2 Visits)

Find out how to have happier immediate denture patients with less mess and more smiles.

Benefits of This Workflow

The primary benefit of the Fully Digital Immediate Denture Workflow with your chairside scanner is that the records are digitized and the patient’s future treatment options are easier to manage.  No significant improvement in chair visits can be had with this method.

Patient Identification

Clinical and Lab Goals

Indications & Contraindications

Setting Patient Expectations

Before you begin, explain to the patient that you’re going to be using the latest technology. Focus on explaining we can “3D Image” your mouth and it becomes permanently digital. In the future, we won’t have to “start from scratch” because we have this as a baseline.

This 3D capture of the patient’s mouth is an excellent diagnostic tool in the design process, and something that would be destroyed in the process of fabricating a traditional denture. Digital Imaging improves patient outcomes.

First Clinical Visit

Denture Shade Guide

In this visit, you will capture the key diagnostic impressions needed to complete the case

First Visit Keys to Success

  • Scan the patient’s arch with the appropriate scanning protocol for your intraoral scanner.
  • Make sure the following landmarks are captured:
    • Maxillary
      • Maxillary Tuberosities, including posterior to the tuberosities.
      • Muscle Attachments
      • Periphery/vestibule areas captured cleanly and without scatter or gaps
    • Mandible
      • Periphery captured without scatter or overlap
      • Muscle Attachments
      • Retromolar Pad
  • Take the Hero Shot

Can we help you plan a custom workflow for you specific patient’s needs?

First Laboratory Procedure

At the lab, we will do Basic Smile Design and evaluation, design the denture according to any specifications required, and produce a 3D Printed, high quality, repeatable denture with a 10-Year Vault Guarantee.

  • Basic Smile Design
  • Denture Design
  • Denture Production

The Lab Will Return:

  • The Patient’s New Denture

Final Clinical Visit


The patient’s new, digitally designed and fabricated denture should be ready for delivery with minimal adjustments after extractions. The new digital record can be used as a reference for the patient’s final denture down the road, and will provide the lab with more diagnostic information than if we had followed traditional impression procedures.