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Complete denture achievement in three visits

Hamzah Abbas, Khaled Bulad


The standard procedure for achieving complete denture requires 5-7 visits. Sometimes patients have no enough time for this long period. The aim of this study was to describe how to achieve a traditional complete denture with all clinical phases by just three visits by utilizing visible light-cured (VLC) resin for tray and baseplate construction. The technique depends on this type of resin as a material for preliminary impression, and then it can be formed in a standard tray and completely set in a light box. The set resin then can be removed from the tray and formed and finished to be the baseplate. The occlusal rims then can be adjusted on the VLC resin base plate with an increased rest space. The final impression can also be made in the first visit by the same baseplate after adjusting of occlusal rims using additional polyvinyl siloxane (PVS) impression material in variable viscosities. After that, maxillomandibular relation can be recorded using the low viscosity, fast set PVS in the centric relation. The second visit is the trial denture visit to ensure of tooth arrangement, rest space, tooth shape and color, maxillomandibular relation, and other checkpoints. The third visit is for denture insertion. Complete denture can be inserted and verified. The patient will be given instructions on the use and care of the new prostheses.


Complete prostheses; three-visit complete denture; visible light-cured resin

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