Chairside Partial & Complete Denture Combo Case Workflow

The outline below is a step-by-step appointment guide for our partial and complete denture combo case workflow. This workflow will enable you to:

  • Fabricate a new partial and complete denture on opposing arches

Patient Selection Criteria

The following workflow applies to patients who fit the following criteria:

  • No existing dentition or appliance (partial or full denture) to establish their VDO and / or bite. 
  • Needs a new partial AND complete denture.

If your patient needs only a single arch denture (complete and/or partial) or dual arch dentures (complete/complete and/or partial/partial), please use the appropriate workflow from the list below:

Scanning Best Practices

To increase this workflow's efficiency and likelihood of success, we've compiled scanning best practices for partial and complete dentures. Please ensure to review them before proceeding:

Appointment 1

Case Setup

  • Select the arche(es) that need a full denture to be fabricated. On the scanner order form select: "Removables" > "Full Dentures" > "Printed/Milled." 
  • After making all the appropriate denture selections click "Add another item" > "Dentures" > "Partial"

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Patient Scanning

  • If facing difficulty scanning (in particular an edentulous lower arch) doctors may take a standard impression and scan either the impression or the model.

Appointment 2

Bite Registration Scan

  • 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 Dandy

Appointment 3

Seat new dentures

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