Baltic Denture System: Zfx offers demo version!

Computer-aided manufacturing of full dentures
Baltic Denture System:
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Producing full dentures in a highly efficient, computer-aided procedure: that is what users of the Zfx™ Manager and compatible hardware are able to do since March 2017. This is due to a software module that facilitates integration of Merz Dental’s Baltic Denture System into the Zfx production workflow. Now, it is also possible to make use of the enhanced software version BDCreator PLUS. This solution offers even more flexibility with regard to the method of intraoral data acquisition in the dental office and is now available for testing.

Originally, a dental technician who wanted to produce Baltic Dentures depended on a dentist who provided him with a functional impression taken and keyed with the Upperand LowerKEYs of the BDKey®-Set from Merz Dental. The keys are used to determine and transfer the position of the occlusal plane as well as the center of the face. Thus, they replace the conventional procedure used to record the maxillo-mandibular relationship. Meanwhile, there are additional techniques available to precisely capture the initial situation

One such option is the use of the existing denture for referencing. This workflow starts with a relining impression procedure and a mushbite. In the laboratory, both elements are digitized e.g. with the desktop scanner Zfx™ Evolution plus. The other alternative is the classical workflow starting with the initial impression plus custom tray production and ending with a functional impression and bite registration using a bite block. Based on these elements, models or try-in dentures are produced and scanned. Alternatively, it is possible to digitize the impressions and bite registrations directly

The digital data is then imported into the software BDCreator® PLUS, which automatically runs a model analysis in order to select the required blank. This blanks has an integrated, functional tooth setup which is then aligned according to the information captured in the dental office (occlusal plane and center of the face). In the final design step, the denture base © 2018 Zfx GmbH, 2/2 is generated and virtually adjusted to the intraoral situation. A manual modification of the gingiva is not possible.

Upon completion of the design process, the generated data sets are either sent to a Zfx™ Authorized Milling Center or to the in-house milling machine Zfx™ Inhouse5x. Thanks to a software update and the use of a specific blank adapter, the latter is capable of processing the BDLoad blanks. Since the teeth are already in place, there is no need for time-consuming work steps such as the polymerizing of teeth into the base after milling. As a consequence, it is possible to quickly reproduce the denture at any time using the existing data set.

With the Baltic Denture system, the number of work steps to be carried out in the dental practice and laboratory is significantly reduced. At the same time, it is not necessary for the dental practitioner to invest in additional equipment or to change his proven impression taking and registration procedures. With these arguments brought forward, it is easy to convince even the most skeptical dentists that it is a good idea to opt for digital denture production!

A mouse click is enough for everyone who wants to learn more about the intuitive use of the software. Just download the demo version and start testing!