Innovation

The Baltic Denture System process opens up a new way of fabricating full dentures in a digital workflow. Merging dental work steps and digital processes in the lab stands for quality and economy. Reduced manual work, predictable results, high material quality and reproducibility are the quintessence of this innovative concept.

Baltic Denture System

Today's full denture production process is highly complex and time-consuming.

The Baltic Denture System enables a significant reduction in process flow

Process Optimisation and process reduction

The Baltic Denture System is the first comprehensive production process for digital fabrication of full dentures.

The Baltic Denture System consistently combines laboratory digital fabrication of full dentures with a reduced number of dental work steps. Bit registration and the aesthetic analysis are optimised in the dental practice using an innovative procedure, and the information gained is reliably transferred to the digital laboratory system.
BDLoad is the world's first milling blank with integrated, functional dental set-up. Function and aesthetics are integrated in the blank. Unification of the patient's individual data with the predefined function of the blank takes place in the BDCreator software. CNC processing of the BDLoad ensures a precise fit of the high quality full denture fabricated.

System

The Baltic Denture System is a concept for computer-aided production of full dentures.

The core element is the BDLoad milling blank. This blank includes a functional setup of the dental arches. The dentist and the dental technician are presented with a concept ‒ the Baltic Denture System ‒ for processing this milling blank, which facilitates a cost-efficient and modern full denture.

BDKEY Set

With the aid of BDKEY Set, the process steps (impression-taking, transfer and bite registration) are undertaken safely and quickly in the dental practice.

BDCreator Process-integrated CAD software

The user generates the patient-specific denture on the basis of the digital data.

Intelligent selection of the dental arch is achieved using a specially developed algorithm that selects the optimal dental arch based on the data from the model analysis.

Automatic alignment of the dental arches is based on the information gained from the patient using BDKEY Set.

Individual adaptations to the position of the centre of face, occlusal plane or alignment of the dental arch are possible during the design phase.

Software-based model analysis evaluates the user's inputs in relation to the dental arch variants available.

Visualisation of the facial plane allows orientation in the interalveolar space.

Software-aided base generation quickly, simply and therefore efficiently combines the dental arches with the denture-supporting area.

BDLoad Complete milling blank

BDLoad is a milling blank in which the dental arches are integrated in a functional, aesthetic set-up.

The integrated set-up concept of the dental arches follows that of lingualised occlusion. Coordinated positioning of the anterior and posterior teeth in eugenic occlusion with optimal contact relationships of the posterior teeth.

The dental arches consisting of Polystar® Selection EDITION anterior teeth and DeltaForm® posterior teeth from Merz Dental. Polystar® Selection EDITION is a 4-layer tooth. DeltaForm® is a 3-layer tooth. This three-layer tooth excels by virtue of its aesthetic impact and abrasion resistance.

The different tooth sizes in the milling blank allow patient-specific adaptation of the dental arches. Several sizes and shapes are available.

The tooth arch variants allow the dental arches to be set up according to the patient-specific alveolar ridge situation. Wide, narrow and standard variants are available.

The zero point clamping system for correct positioning in the milling machine is now integrated in the blank. This enables clear positioning in various milling systems.

The base material consists of highly crossed-linked PMMA. The material properties are significantly improved through industrial production, controlled polymerisation and the additional tempering process.

Residual monomer content below 1% (low allergenic potential)
Flexural strength > 90 MPa (in accordance with DIN EN ISO 20795-1)
Water sorption > 32 μg/mm3 (in accordance with DIN EN ISO 20795-1)

Practice Efficiency through innovation

The dental procedure in the Baltic Denture System provides for impression-taking, transfer and bite registration. Components have been developed which make the process steps in the dental practice safe and fast.

Impression-taking can be carried out analogously to the familiar procedure.

BDKEY Plane serves to transfer the information gained from the patient, such as centre of face, Camper's line, bipupillary line, into the Baltic Denture System.

The UpperKEY and LowerKEY components identically replicate the BDLoad dental arches. This means that the future maxillary denture, including aesthetics and functional check, can already be aligned at this time. BDKEY Plane is placed on the UpperKEY to check the alignment. The alignment acquired is transferred to the digital construction process 1:1. Bite registration is carried out with interlocked dental arches of UpperKEY and LowerKEY.

The BDS convinced me for several reasons: Considerably fewer patient visits were required which, of course, saved a lot of time – not just for my team but also for the patient.

In the first visit, it was already possible to determine the horizontal, vertical and aesthetic positions. I have not been able to manage this as successfully and accurately with any other system. The patient had absolutely no bruising or discomfort and the dentures sit perfectly! I would gladly recommend this system!

Dentist Anke Staffeldt, Eutin, Germany

Dental technology The paradigm shift in full denture fabrication

The Baltic Denture System procedure in the dental laboratory provides for data acquisition, design, CNC processing, as well as finishing.

Data acquisition from the jaw is achieved from an impression scan. The impressions produced by the dentist are placed in the 3D scanner and digitalised. The bite registration is also digitalised.

The denture base is designed using the BDCreator software. The data are automatically assigned. As a result of the BDKEY Set used by the dentist, the position of the dental arch can be brought to coincide with the patient-specific values in the software. The denture base for the aligned dental arches is generated in the software after just a few steps. After transferring the data to the CAM software of the milling machine, the milling process can be started.

Finishing of the dentures is performed analogously to the conventional procedure in the dental lab.

As a dentist, the Baltic Denture System is very effective due to the reduction of work steps. In addition, the precision that can be achieved with it is not feasible for us through conventional means.

Peter Usinger (master dental technician), Lab owner, Kiel, Germany

Benefit State-of-the-art technology for the laboratory and the dental practice

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FOR THE PATIENT:

  • Predictable masticatory function
    Aesthetic check: even during the first sitting
  • High fitting accuracy
    thanks to the CNC milling process
  • Reduced allergenic potential
    as a result of the base material made from controlled industrial polymerisation
  • Fewer medical appointments
    through the optimised treatment process
  • High stability
    of the denture by producing the milling blank industrially
  • Plaque resistance
    with homogenous filler-free material

IN THE LAB:

  • Time-saving
    through the partially automated process
  • High fitting accuracy
    thanks to the CNC milling process
  • No powder / fluid used
    in laboratory production
  • No polymerisation shrinkage
    by using BDLoad
  • Efficiency
    by minimising manual activities
  • Reproducible outcome
    through the presence of digital data

IN THE DENTAL PRACTICE:

  • High process reliability
    from predictable results
  • Just two sittings
    as a result of combining processes
  • Predictable results
    by use of the BDKEY Set
  • More time
    for the patient by reducing the process steps
  • Greater patient satisfaction
    through higher material compatibility
  • Efficiency / economy
    from the reduced treatment time