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With Precise-Fit from Valplast International Corp., Valplast dentures can now be designed and blocked-out from any digital scan or .stl file and output to a unique printed base that can be tried into the...See more patient’s mouth. All design is done digitally, eliminating duplicate models and traditional waxups with a trial baseplate printed using a proprietary flexible resin and 3D digital printer. The Precise-Fit baseplate lets dentists evaluate jaw relation and tooth arrangement, as well as preview the fit of the final restoration before processing. The lab can process the baseplate without duplicating the master cast, rearticulating duplicate models, transferring the denture teeth to a duplicate model or final waxing. The digitally designed blockout and relief is taken into account along with any adjustments made to the trial base by the dentist. The resulting denture requires less time to fit and finish, saving the laboratory valuable time and money. First introduced in 2012, the Precise-Fit service hasn’t been available to labs until this year. “Unfortunately just as things were getting started, Hurricane Sandy hit and put everything back a little bit,” said Nabil Parkar, Marketing Strategist for Valplast. “But we’re now operating at full swing.” For additional information on Precise-Fit, call 855-603-1111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Though first developed in the 1950s by Arpad Nagy of Valplast, flexible partial dentures didn’t take off until the 1980s; as the cosmetic wave hit dentistry, dentists and patients alike looked for...See more solutions that were both functional and esthetic. Today, flexible dentures make up 20% of the average workload for full service and removable laboratories, according to LMT’s 2012 Removable Survey, and demand is on the rise: half of these labs are selling more flexible partials than they were five years ago. Visit LMTmag.com tomorrow for another LMT Memorable Moment.
In October, Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, devastating parts of New York and New Jersey. LMT checks in with Master-Touch Dental Laboratories and Valplast—both of which took a direct hit—and...See more looks at how the industry has come together to help.