1st Appointment - Impression Protocol (Complete)


1st Appointment - Impression Protocol (Complete)

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1.   Remove the abutments and place the impression copings

2.   Relieve a maxillary disposable tray to take an open tray impression

3.   Position the tray in the mouth to ensure the tray fits around the implants

4.   Place heavy body PVS on the disposable tray and add a light body layer on top (One step impression)

5.   Place light body PVS around the impression copings (No need to splint the impression)

6.   Seat the tray in the mouth and wait for it to polymerize according to manufacturer’s instructions

7.   Unscrew impression copings and carefully remove the impression from the mouth. Ensure all impression copings are securely in place, if there is movement it will be necessary to retake the impression

8.   Repeat steps 1-7 with the mandibular arch

9.   Select the appropriate size maxillary DENTCA tray and remove the posterior attachment. Take a heavy body PVS impression (It’s important to border mold the upper lip frenum area)

10.  Relieve any exposed tray areas, in order to create your custom tray

11.  Apply Light Body PVS over heavy body impression (It’s important to border mold the upper lip frenum area)

12.  Repeat the same with lower Impressions

13.  Clean Lower impression releasing the lingual grooves. Attach the tracing pin to the lower tray, until you feel it snap into place

14.  Adjust the pin height to the desired VDO

15.  Attach EZ tracer to upper tray & place both trays back in the patient’s mouth

16.  Ask patient to perform protrusive and retrusive movements softly

17.  Locate your desired CR point & create a dimple in which center will be the traced CR position

18.  Seat trays into the mouth. Make sure the pin locks into the dimple and that the trays are not touching in the posterior section

19.  Stabilize lower tray with your fingers to prevent tilting & Inject bite registration material between the trays

20.  Remove the trays out of the mouth in one piece

21.  Place lip ruler into the mouth, resting on the incisive papilla & record upper lip measurement, by looking at the numbers from eye level

22.  Find out the desired gum and tooth shade by using a vita shade guide

23.  Log into your account and place order online (If new to DENTCA you will need to register and create an account)

24.  Patient Images: Full facial view Image with the existing denture (open mouth using a mouth gag/retractor with the bite closed), side view images with and w/o smile

25.  Please provide Implant Information (brand, model, diameter and length) when placing order

26.  Print order Sheet and shipping label and ship everything to DENTCA

Note: If you previously delivered a DENTCA-Temp and performed these steps before simply perform steps 1 - 8 and place a DENTCA-4 order online and refer to the DENTCA-Temp order number

Please note the Dentca-4 system is only compatible with bone level implants with an internal hex. Implants must also be at a distance of at least 7mm between each other; and a minimum of 4 implants (2 per side of the arch) are necessary.

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