Partial Dentures Lab

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Dandy partial dentures are available in a full range of material options including metal, flexible, and acrylic, so you can handle any patient needs while providing a comfortable experience through intraoral scanning.

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2-appointment partial dentures workflow

Scan the patient and fill out your case preferences.
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Seat the new partial denture.
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3-appointment partial dentures workflow

Scan the patient and request a try-in.
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Make necessary adjustments and note changes before shipping back to Dandy.
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Digital & analog workflows for partial dentures

Partial Dentures still have some way to go to achieving a completely digital workflow. Metal partials can be milled with improvements being made each day on milling flexible partials as well. Because of these limitations, the Partial Denture workflow encompasses elements of both a digital and analog workflow.

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Intraoral Scanning for partial dentures

P​artial denture scanning can be quite difficult when capturing the patient’s edentulous areas, especially around the lower arch posteriors. When scanning the more difficult to reach areas in the patient’s mouth, you should:

  • Ensure those areas are as dry as possible
  • Use any retraction tools that can help make the edentulous areas easier to reach
  • Take your time and rotate the scanner from the buccal to the lingual side smoothly and slowly (do not just rush over the occlusal surface as this will not capture enough tissue coverage.
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What impression scans are needed for digital partial dentures?

Full Upper Arch with Full Palatal Coverage: This is required so that we can properly create a
framework or horseshoe palate for partial orders. Even if the upper is an opposing, it helps to get in the habit of scanning the full palate.

Full Lower Arch: This is needed to achieve retention.

Bite Scan: Used to aid in articulation.

How technology and a broad background influenced a diverse patient experience for Dr. Audrey Tatt

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Flexible Partial Denture

When dentists should use flexible partial dentures

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How Digital Denture Processes Compare to Traditional Denture Processes

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Frequently asked questions

Can Dandy partial dentures be completed in two appointments?

The accuracy of intraoral scanning and our digital denture design means you can complete partial denture cases with fewer chairside adjustments. Leverage our straight-to-finish workflow and complete cases in just two patient appointments. For patients missing less than 5 teeth, Dandy’s straight-to-finish workflow can get their partial to the your office in 7 days.

How do you take impressions for partial dentures?

Dandy provides a free 3Shape Trios scanner to take impressions for partial dentures. We’ve tested every top IOS on the market. The 3Shape Trios soft-tissue scanning capabilities sets it apart from others. When it comes to scanning for partial dentures, accurate soft tissue scanning is crucial.

How does Dandy handle scanning edentulous areas for partial dentures?

Dandy provides scanning best practices, tips, and tricks to help you be confident scanning edentulous areas for partial denture cases. For edentulous scanning, we recommend:
Ensuring those areas are as dry as possible. Use any retraction tools that can help make the edentulous areas easier to reach. Take your time and rotate the scanner from the buccal to the lingual side smoothly and slowly (do not just rush over the occlusal surface as this will not capture enough tissue coverage).

Are Dandy partial dentures printed or cast?

Dandy’s partials are either digitally milled (Titanium/Acetal) or hand made/cast (Acrylic/Flexible/Chrome-Cobalt)

Can you scan for a partial denture before extraction?

Yes – Dandy will digitally (or physically) remove the teeth and build the partial with the assumption that those teeth are missing.

What does the workflow look like when scanning an edentulous area?

P​artial denture scanning can be quite difficult when capturing the patient’s edentulous areas, especially around the lower arch posteriors. When scanning the more difficult to reach areas in the patient’s mouth, you should:

  • Ensure those areas are as dry as possible
  • Use any retraction tools that can help make the edentulous areas easier to reach
  • Take your time and rotate the scanner from the buccal to the lingual side smoothly and slowly (do not just rush over the occlusal surface as this will not capture enough tissue coverage.
How can I specify design preferences and clasp placement?

Design preferences can be specified by answering the questions and providing us with notes on the Digital Lab Slip. Clasp placement/design, major connector design, etc., can also be included on the notes of the Digital Lab Slip.

Is there a number of units that differentiate a partial from a full denture?

No, this decision should be made by you, the doctor. If you believe that the patient has enough teeth and is vital enough to anchor the partial, you can order a partial. If the patient doesn’t have enough teeth to establish a bite, the doctor would need to go through scanning for a complete denture.

Do I need to scan the palate when scanning for a partial?

Yes, you will be required to include the palate and the retromolar pads on your partial scans.

Note: You should also scan vestibule areas and all soft tissue needed in the partial design.

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