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Enter the Clear Clone Denture Technique (part 3) Clinical Technique
You have the C3 dentures back from Drake. Time to get impressions and jaw relation records. Be sure to have the following:
Heavy body fast set PVS (I use Kettenbach Panasil)Light body REGULAR SET (I use Kettenbach Panasil)PVS adhesive (use same brand as impression material)Acrylic BursCameraDisposable brushPerio Probe

It’s a good idea to try the C3s in the mouth.Make sure they do not impinge on any tissues.Its easy to look through the clear acrylic and see if there are any heavy pressure points.Additionally, make sure the occlusion is reasonably stable between the C3 and whatever it opposes.You don’t need perfect occlusion with 22 stops.Just a handful of contacts that are stable and the C3 is not rocking about.Adjust occlusion if needed.

Note the pressure points on the mandibular along the premolar border areas.It’s a good idea to relieve these with your acrylic bur.
Check border extensions.If you desire to extend borders, n…


Enter the Clear Clone Denture Technique (Part 2): Making the Duplication Flask
You have decided to duplicate a patient’s existing dentures.  Now, here is how to proceed.  Remember from last time, this is certainly a skill that anyone with dental background can do.  It’s a matter of selecting the correct materials, learning a few essential skills and then practicing those skills.  I have seen entire groups of doctors and assistants at evening courses create perfect duplication flasks on their first try.
I like to have my assistant make the duplication flasks while I am doing exam and consultation with patient.  The whole process takes less than 30 minutes.  Their teeth will be out of the mouth anyway so why not?  By doing this, you will save an initial impression appointment.  Even if the patient elects not to move forward with treatment, you are only out a couple of dollars worth of putty.
Materials you should have on hand:
·Vaseline ·SilTech Putty (Ivoclar) Don’t use the PVS putty you use…


Enter the Clear Clone Denture TechniqueThis will be a 2-3 part series on the use of clear duplicate dentures for treating edentulous patients.
Denture patients come in many shapes and sizes.  The patients are as varied as fish in the sea.  Some are old, some young and many in between.  Some have large ridges that help with denture stability, some, not so much.  There are times when the patient’s existing dentures can be a valuable reference for use in fabrication of new appliances.  This may be as simple as recreating an identical esthetic composition to making major changes to satisfy proper clinical parameters.  As dentistry continues to include implant solutions for patients, we often need a way to start these cases utilizing the information contained within the patient’s old dentures.  Don’t reinvent the wheel if it already exists!
As with most restorative cases, getting into the articulator with accurately mounted models is our initial goal.  It is pointless to continue l…