Inside Dental Technology
July 2014, Volume 5, Issue 7
Published by AEGIS Communications
Ivoclar Vivadent Removable
Creating more than a denture…creating a smile
The removable market is evolving; increasing patient expectations, economics, and new technologies are all contributing factors affecting this segment of the market. Patients are looking for options that are more natural, durable, and provide greater overall value. Achieving this goal requires a systematic approach with an emphasis on patient awareness, education, and utilization of innovative product solutions. To address this need, the Ivoclar Vivadent Removable More Than a Denture system has been developed. Blending fundamental principles with contemporary materials and techniques, Ivoclar Vivadent Removable provides an efficient, profitable, and predictable approach to restoring patient satisfaction. The Ivoclar Vivadent Removable System is designed to provide the best possible outcome for the clinician, the technologist, and most importantly, the patient. Focusing on four key areas of the prescription and fabrication process, Ivoclar Vivadent Removable provides a comprehensive approach to removable dentistry. Ivoclar Vivadent Removable is more than dentures; it is the complete prosthetic system designed for simplicity, productivity, and unmatched patient satisfaction.
Selecting a Smile
Communication is at the core of the Ivoclar Vivadent Removable system, and it starts with the patient. The first step is creating awareness and educating the patient on premium removable. The Ivoclar Vivadent Removable system features a robust web resource at morethanadenture.com that is dedicated to providing patients with information on how to obtain a new smile. The website features the benefits of a a new Ivoclar Vivadent Removable Smile and actual patients, telling their personal success stories.
This same education is also available chairside with the SmileSelector, exclusively from Ivoclar Vivadent. The SmileSelector is a convenient and informative chairside tool that offers guidance when planning denture treatments and prompts the dental team to ask the following:
How important is the appearance of your denture?
How important is the longevity of the denture?
How important is the fit of your new denture?
How important will your ability to chew foods with your new denture be?
How important is your new denture’s ability to resist bacteria that causes bad breath?
The SmileSelector provides additional information on tooth selection and precision processing, so the patient can make an educated decision.
Prescribing with Confidence
The foundation of a successful patient outcome is the effective communication of patient records that support esthetic and functional guidelines. The Smile Design Kit from Ivoclar Vivadent Removable provides the clinician with contemporary tools and instruction to perform a patient-specific prescription. Focus is placed on jaw records, tooth size, characterization, and placement. This critical information is then easily communicated to the laboratory, ensuring a more functional and esthetic result with fewer adjustments and remakes. The Smile Design Kit is truly education in a box and provides the next level of confidence and communication for today’s dental professional.
More Options, Quality at Every Level
Providing quality options is paramount to meeting the needs of each patient. The type of denture, esthetic, and functional needs as well as overall value play a role in selecting the right denture tooth solution. Understanding the needs of the dental professional, Ivoclar Vivadent has created a comprehensive portfolio of denture teeth for every indication. Subcategorized into three distinct levels—Mid-Line, Premium, and Master Class—Ivoclar Vivadent Removable offers more options with quality at every level.
The Midline tier of teeth provides the perfect blend of value and esthetics, and features the newly developed SR Vivodent S mid-priced denture tooth. Offering the right balance of value, natural esthetics, and function, SR Vivodent S is manufactured with cross-linked resin and is available in optimized shades and molds for easy stock management.
Designed to meet the high-performance needs of today’s patient, the Premium tier of Ivoclar Vivadent Removable denture teeth consists of BlueLine DCL, Physioset TCR. Constructed of durable DCL resin, these teeth provide natural esthetics with proven wear resistance and a 10-year warranty.
Phonares II and PhysioStar® teeth represent the latest advancements in materials science and manufacturing. Precision crafted with highly durable NHC (Nano Hybrid Composite), these teeth are the best choice for removable restorations when high resistance to wear and lasting esthetics are required. The highly characterized layering and seamless mold processing provides technicians with the ability to create truly characterized setups.
The Perfect Fit
Creating a well-fitting denture base utilizing precision resin can ensure the patient’s expectations are exceeded. The key is overcoming the deficits of conventionally polymerized acrylics. Acrylic shrinks as it cures when a press pack or pour technique is used, causing porosity, sore spots, and inadequate retention. The IvoBase Injector delivers fully automated injection and polymerization of Ivocap and IvoBase acrylic. During the processing cycle, the polymerization shrinkage of the acrylic is fully compensated by IvoBase’s patented smart thermo-management technology. The result is a denture base with outstanding accuracy, density, and strength.
Capture the Opportunity
Utilizing the Ivoclar Vivadent Removable, More Than a Denture system provides the dental team with the tools, contemporary education, and innovative products to meet and exceed the needs of today’s growing removable patient population. The systematic approach will ensure premium removable is not only fulfilling but profitable as well. Learn how to become an authorized Ivoclar Removable laboratory by visiting www.morethanadenture.com/pro or by contacting your Ivoclar Vivadent representative today. Authorized laboratories have access to value-added support designed to grow your business.