Partial Denture Case Step-by-Step Appointment Guide

This article includes a step-by-step appointment guide for scanning for a partial denture. 

Partial Denture Workflow Details

√ Choose the "Dentures" option when you go to set up your case.

    • Within "Dentures" select "Partial."

√ You will then be prompted to select the tooth/teeth that will be added to the partial.

    • If this is a replacement partial, be sure to denote this information.

√ Select the desired shade from the subsequent menus

√ Follow the scanning sequence: Lower Arch > Upper Arch > Bite > Review Scans > Submit order

Required landmarks to be captured in Lower Arch if receiving a partial:

  • Both retromolar pads
  • At least 5mm of the patient's gums gingival to existing teeth and on the buccal and lingual surfaces of edentulous areas.

Required landmarks to be captured in Upper Arch if receiving a partial:

  • The entire palate
  • Both maxillary tuberosities

Tips For The Bite Scan:

  • If you can't scan the posteriors, scan the anteriors

√ Review your scans in the "Review Scans" menu

√ Proceed to the "Ordering" menu

    • Select the desired material for the partial.
    • Select the desired clasping details and provide any clasping preferences
    • Select the type of coverage you would like for the partial.
    • Select the desired tissue shade.
    • Select how you would like us to manufacture the partial.

√ Place your order.

Additional best practices:

  • Dry any edentulous tissue before attempting to scan it.
  • Move the scanner significantly slower over any edentulous area or soft tissue.
  • Hold the scanner close to the soft tissue when you are scanning, not at the height of any existing teeth, as the scanner is distance-sensitive.
  • Teeth that will be clasped and/or serving as abutments for the partial need to be completely and accurately captured by the scanner for an accurately fitting partial.
  • Turn off any overhead dental lighting and loupes lights while scanning.
  • Retraction of cheeks, lips, and tongue is essential for ensuring the scanner captures desired soft tissue.

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