Traditional Impression, Digital Denture, Wax Rim Only Workflow (ED3-P) (3 Visits)

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Traditional Impression, Digital Denture, Wax Rim Only Workflow (ED3-P) (3 Visits)

This Analog/Tradtional Impression Workflow will help you get your patient to a new smile a little faster, saving you both time and frustration. Skip a try-in.

Overview for this Workflow

This workflow doesn’t save time over traditional denture workflows. The reason? The only difference here is that the output from RDL is a Digital Denture. Otherwise, the workflow is largely the same as that of a Traditional Wax Denture Workflow.

The four basic stages of the Denture Workflow are here:

  1. Impressions
  2. Vertical And Bite Records
  3. Final Denture Delivery

The final output is a Digitally Designed and Secured denture that you patient can access for up to 10 Years.

Patient Identification

Benefits of This Workflow

This workflow doesn’t have any substantial time savings.  The benefits of this workflow have to do with the Digital Denture.

Clinical and Lab Goals

Indications & Contraindications

Setting Patient Expectations

Before beginning, take a moment to let the patient know that they will end up with the latest digital denture solution on the market. It’s important for the patient to understand that this new denture is a big upgrade in technology compared to their current one, even though it functions the same. This will make you appear more knowledgeable than other clinicians they’ve dealt with.

First Clinical Visit

Denture Shade Guide

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

Talk with the patient about what they want to see specifically in their new denture.  Please record any relevant information to the Patient’s Rx.

  1. Shade of Teeth for New Denture
  2. Impression of Edentulous Arch(es)
  3. Capture Opposing Arch
Digital Dentures will have just as much impact, if not more, to our world than Zirconia.

First Laboratory Procedure

Once received in to the laboratory and correctly recorded, we will fabricate a occlusal rim for the patient to assist you chairside in recording the patient’s vertical.

Second Clinical Visit (Wax Rim)

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Try-In of Wax Record

As with any wax rim, you will be evaluating:

  • midline
  • horizontal plane
  • smile line
  • shade
  • shape of teeth
  • long axis of anterior teeth
  • Modify wax rim to appropriate vertical
  • Record bite

Final Laboratory Procedure

Once returned to the lab RDL’s Design Team will take your measurements and suggestions (if there are any) and design your patient’s new Digital Denture.

RDL will fabricate the Final Digital Denture and sent to you for insertion.

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.