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Duplicating an Existing Denture with Medit i500 Intra-Oral Scanner

A common question we get at CAD-Ray is if we can duplicate a denture with the Medit i500. It works, and takes about 5 minutes. You can then instantly export the STL, OBJ, or PLY file and take it to any software you want and design cases, print denture duplicates, or use it to set the vertical dimension of a case you are working on. If you capture the lower arch in occlusion with the upper arch wit the buccal bite, you an very accurate articulate edentulous arches to each other, get the right vertical dimension, and start your case planning. This denture dupe can also aid you with setting the teeth and their incisal edges in the correct position

You have to be aware of the fact that you may introduce errors in the process so you have to image properly to reduce those errors. Here is some footage on imaging the denture. We do think scanning this with the desktop scanner, the Medit T500 is a more practical approach.

CASE FILES
Download the OBJ
Download the STL

Here’s a good reason why you would want to dupe a denture chairside; so you can digitally design and fabricate a surgical stent for guided surgery!