1st Appointment - Intraoral Scanner Protocol (Single Arch)


1st Appointment - Intraoral Scanner Protocol (Single Arch)

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1.     Remove the healing abutments and place the corresponding DENTCA scan body 

** Scan bodies must be ordered from the DENTCA website

2.     Take an intraoral scan of the implant arch. Take a frontal picture of the patient’s face utilizing the DENTCA picture app at m.dentca.com

3.     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)
4.   Relieve any exposed tray areas, in order to create your custom tray
5.   Apply Light Body PVS over heavy body impression (It’s important to border mold the upper lip frenum area)
6.   Select the appropriate single arch attachment, place bite registration material on the Single Arch attachment; and position it on the dentate arch in order to obtain an occlusal imprint
(For single arch upper proceed to step 7 and then skip to step 9; for single arch lower proceed to step 8)
7.   Place the pin on the single arch attachment and place the trays back in the mouth
8.   Clean Lower impression releasing the lingual grooves. Attach the tracing pin to the lower tray, until you feel it snap into place
9.   Adjust the pin height to the desired VDO
10.   Attach EZ tracer to upper tray & place both trays back in the patient’s mouth
11.   Ask patient to perform protrusive and retrusive movements softly
12.   Locate your desired CR point & create a dimple in which center will be the traced CR position
13.   Seat trays into the mouth. Make sure the pin locks into the dimple and that the trays are not touching in the posterior section
14.   Stabilize lower tray with your fingers to prevent tilting & Inject bite registration material between the trays
15.   Remove the trays out of the mouth in one piece
16.   For single arch upper, place lip ruler into the mouth, resting on the incisive papilla & record upper lip measurement, by looking at the numbers from eye level
17.   Find out the desired gum and tooth shade by using a vita shade guide
18.   Log into your account and place order online (If new to DENTCA you will need to register and create an account)
19.   E-file upload list required for the web order. 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
20.   Please provide Implant Information (Brand, Model, Diameter and Length) when placing order
21.   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 and 2 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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