This article includes a step-by-step appointment guide for the scanning appointments for a partial and complete denture combination case.
Wax Bite Rim Workflow (Partial & Full Denture Combo Case)
The following workflow is applicable for patients with no existing dentition or appliance (partial or full denture) to establish their VDO and / or bite.
To be used for the following clinical scenarios:
√ Patient is in need of a new partial and full denture on opposing arches and has no dentition or full or partial denture to establish VDO and / or bite.
Take Upper and Lower Intraoral Scans
√ Select the arche(es) that need a full denture to be fabricated. On the scanner order form select: "Removables" > "Full Dentures" > "Printed/Milled."
√ If facing difficulty scanning (in particular an edentulous lower arch) doctors may take a standard impression and scan either the impression or the model.
Register Bite via Wax Bite Rim
√ After receiving the wax bite rim from Dandy, guide the wax bite rim into the patient's mouth to get an accurate bite impression.
√ Apply light body wash to the wax bite rim for border molding and accuracy.
√ Clearly mark the wax bite rim with the patient's smile lines, canine lines and midlines.
√ Add blue mousse to register bite.
√ Take photos of the patient [highly recommended]:
- Head on photo with the patient smiling naturally (with wax bite rim in place).
- 2 profile pictures (1 from each side) with the patient smiling naturally (with wax bite rim in place).
- [If possible] A head on photo of the patient with cheek retractors in place (with wax bite rim in place).
√ Ship wax bite back to lab
√ Seat new dentures
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