Had an interesting case. Not because it was a digital denture, but the circumstances behind them. This patient has had no teeth for 20 years!!!!! Yes since 1998. I asked him what he ate and “All foods, never had a problem, just want some teeth to look good.” Well, OK then. Are big challenge is establishing vertical so we tried to methods in working out a lab/doc digital workflow with Evolve Dentistry, which are going to make the final milled denture.
The first is pretty old school. The wax rims were printed and traditional wax added. Once I got a comfortable vertical I just stuck in two teeth to work on incisor display.
The second was a lot cooler. The lab looked at distance from the midline buccal vestibule for vertical display and the incisal papilla for over jet and came up with the top denture and sent the STL. Then I got the bite and occlusion with the lower with a wax rim. I like this method better. If the incisal display is not right, you can email them and do another try in.
Teeth were luted to the base with NextDent base resin (which is what the bases were made of, teeth were NextDent C and B resin). The patient will wear these for a while and then that data will be used for the final milled dentures!
Want to learn more about digital dentures and 3D printing? Come to the next 3D Printing Party Oct 12-13 in Austin!!