Unique, Canadian-designed digital workflow system lets patients receive finished, precision-fit dentures—including partials and relines—in a single appointment
Posted: December 12, 2018
Edited by Dentaltown staff
TORONTO—Toronto-based Ivory Digital Denture recently announced the global availability of its unique denture, Clinic in a Box. Ivory Digital is a 3D digital denture system that allows denturists to design, produce and fit full and partial dentures in a single patient visit.
With full patient participation in the design stage, denturists can now provide a full range of denture design and precision-fitting prostheses to patients in as little as three hours.
“The traditional process of designing, fabricating and fitting typically requires five to eight appointments, over several weeks. The dentures are transferred back and forth between the clinic and the laboratory for each stage,” said Ivory Digital Denture developer Shlomo Sharer, a practicing denturist in the Greater Toronto Area for more than 20 years.
Sharer further explained that both traditional and other emerging 3D denture-fitting processes include only nominal patient engagement in the design process, whereas the Ivory Digital process is fundamentally focused on patient engagement. This gives patients a sense of ownership of their own designed smile and leads to improved case acceptance and patient satisfaction.
“What’s more,” said Sharer, “with 3D Printing, the fit of the dentures is so accurate that we achieve denture stability and suction to a degree rarely if ever experienced with the old processing technology. We can even achieve suction on lower dentures in virtually every case without any special treatment, a welcome development for many experienced denture wearers.”
With Ivory Digital, the denturist can provide their patient with a complete set of dentures, on site, in a single appointment, without the digital image files needing to be sent to an outside lab for the dentures to be manufactured. The system uses biocompatible stereolithography (SLA) UV-curing resins that have been approved for intraoral use by Health Canada and by the FDA in the United States.
For more information, visit ivorydentaldenture.com.