Removables

Our team of appliance technicians is trained to work on even the most complex cases. Each prosthetic we create exemplifies our dedication to superior craftsmanship and is fabricated to achieve optimal fit and comfort.

AvaDent Digital Dentures

AvaDent Digital Dentures are changing the way dental laboratories design and fabricate dentures. By implementing the precision and efficiency of CAD/CAM dentistry, this classic restorative solution now provides patients a greater result than ever before.

Before, dentures could difficult for patients to adjust used to—but not anymore. With these digitally-designed AvaDent dentures, your patients will welcome their new incredibly comfortable, precise-fitting dentures.

Utilizing a state-of-the-art, extra-dense material, AvaDent outperforms traditional dentures in nearly every category. Assure your patients that denture breath and sore spots are things of the past.

Another key benefit of AvaDent Digital Dentures is that they save time. Whereas traditional denture fabrication and design can take up to five appointments, AvaDent Digital Dentures require just two patient appointments and provide quicker delivery.

Dentures

All Val-U-Dent dentures are fabricated with the revolutionary heat-cured, pressure injected system for high impact, natural looking, comfortable and precision fit. The dentures are fabricated using any of the following premium teeth: Trubyte® IPN®, Portrait®, Bioblend® and Bioform® combined with most popular tooth shades (Vita® Classic and Bioform®). All types of premium teeth are available.

The Trubyte IPN teeth are fabricated in a hardened plastic material and follow four facial shapes (Square, Square Tapering, Tapering and Ovoid). In-mould selections are used to create a natural look to the patient’s smile.

The teeth exhibit these key attributes:

  • Enamel translucency
  • Contrasting neck color
  • Color blending and vital, natural appearance

Read about our ability to handle Combination Cases:

Combination Cases

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Indications

Indicated for use as a removable full or partial denture. A tissue borne appliance when not used with cast-metal partials; rest seats are not recommended. Can also be used in combination with metal framework or precision attachment cases.

Contraindications

Should not be used with patients with poor oral hygiene, very short or heavily worn lower anteriors, over a closed vertical dimension or protruding tori. When there is minimal undercut on abutment teeth, metal clasp will be recommended. Cannot be relined chairside; appliance needs to be returned to the lab for rebase.

Preparation

Start with an accurate bite registration and void-free impression using a custom tray.

Cementation

None neccessary.

Tech Notes

We offer many brands of premium teeth (as above) for extra fees, please call for a quote.

Codes

  • D5110 Complete upper
  • D5120 Complete lower
  • D5130 Immediate upper
  • D5860 Overdenture complete

The experienced Arcari technicians can fabricate cast partials in variety of metals to fit your patients’ specific needs. These materials can be combined with various types of attachments and clasps for optimal esthetic results.

Let Arcari’s experts survey and design your partial denture cases. We will follow your specifications and requirements exactly, helping to minimize your chairtime.

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Arcari dentures are custom designed for comfort and flexibility to meet the individual needs of your patients. Using the finest high-wear resistant teeth and heat-cured acrylics, your patients will look and feel their best.

They are fabricated with a purely plastic, acrylic or vinyl base and give the appearance of natural tissue. It has no metal components such as clasps or rests and gains its retention by basically wedging between or fitting around remaining dentition.

Every case is personalized to create the best fitting, functional and lifelike smile that embodies the patient’s characteristics.

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Indications

Indicated for conventional partial denture applications. Also indicated for esthetic clasp partial denture applications. Indicated for combination crowns with attachments and partial denture applications.

Arcari thermoplastic options are ideal for any removable partials, full dentures, unilateral partials, and combination partials with cast metal frames. Recommended for patients with allergies and periodontal problems, our Flexible dentures and partials are monomer-free.

Some of our most popular offerings include:

Valplast®

Valplast allows your patient’s natural tissue tone to appear through the material, matching the basic shade categories (medium pink, light pink and meharry). The Valplast product is guaranteed for life against breakage when fabricated according to the manufacturer’s specific procedures and instructions. Valplast uses the Retento-Grip® tissue-bearing technique for retention. No tooth or tissue preparation is needed.

VisiClear™ Clasps

VisiClear is a clear thermoplastic resin. It is a flexible, strong, stain resistant material for clear clasp application to any type of removable prosthetic.

Acetal Resin

A dense thermoplastic that is used to create beautiful and durable, partials, temporaries, bridges, clasps and unilaterals providing flexibility with a balance between retention, support and stability.

AcraSmile

As an alternative to complete or partial dentures and dental flippers, these flexible removable fixtures look and feel just like natural teeth and fit like a dental veneer or a mouth guard. AcraSmile provides a non-invasive removable prosthetic that can be worn in total comfort – even while eating.

All of our thermoplastic based products are ideal for any removable partials, full dentures and unilateral partials. All of our flexible thermoplastic products are guaranteed against breakage.

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Indications

Valplast® and similar flexible products are recommended for use as removable partial dentures in place of traditional acrylic saddles on cast metal partials, flippers or stayplates. Valplast and similar flexible products are tissue borne appliances when not used with cast metal partials. Rest seats in are not recommended. Valplast and our other flexible products eliminate the need for invasive procedures.

Contraindications

Valplast and our other flexible products should not be used with patients with poor oral hygiene, very short or heavily worn lower anteriors, over a closed vertical dimension or protruding tori. When there is minimal undercut on abutment teeth, metal clasp will be recommended. Our flexible products cannot be relined chairside; appliance needs to be returned to the lab for rebase.

Preparation

Start with an accurate bite registration and void-free impression using a custom tray.

Cementation

None necessary.

Tech Notes

VALPLAST INSERTION TECHNIQUES

After unpacking the case and immediately prior to insertion in the patient’s mouth, immerse the case in very hot tap water. Leave the case in the water for about one minute. Remove the case from the water and allow it to cool just to the point where the patient will tolerate it. Gently insert the appliance into the mouth.

The hot water treatment permits a smooth initial insertion and a good adaptation with the natural tissues in the mouth. If the patient senses any discomfort because of the tightness of a clasp, the clasp may be loosened slightly by immersing that area of the partial in hot water and bending the clasp outward. If a clasp requires tightening, the clasp area may be immersed in hot water and bent inward to tighten.

If any reduction is needed due to persistent irritation, the resin must be handled differently than acrylic. It is essential to use a fairly coarse grinding wheel or a parallel cut steel bur (vulcanite bur) for overall reduction. The resin will melt if there is prolonged contact with a bur or wheel; therefore it is essential to move the instrument over the surface continuously.

Minor relief can be made with a rubber wheel or vulcanite bur. If there are any threads remaining, these can be removed with a sharp blade. Any roughness on the surface can be smoothed with a brown rubber wheel.

Repairing or rebasing can only be done at Arcari. We require the doctor to use a wash material under partial, then do a full pick-up impression and send in with an opposing model and a bite. Re-basing is pressure induced.

Codes

  • D5211 Upper
  • D5212 Lower

With our custom-fit retainers, your patient’s will not only have a great smile but they will also help keep their teeth fitted for life.

Our custom designed Nightguard is an ideal solution for patients with TMJ. Our retainers on the other hand provide ideal retention to hold teeth in their final position.

Our laboratory-made Sportsguards are prescribed for both professional and amateur athletes because they offer the highest level of protection. Our Sportsguards have a competitive advantage over boil-and-bite mouthguards due to their superior fit and retention. The Sportsguard is available in a variety of colors to fit the personality of every athlete in your practice!

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Indications

Nightguards are indicated for patients that show increased tooth wear due to bruxing or clenching.

Sportsguards mouthguards are indicated for patients who desire protection against dental trauma (i.e. fractured teeth, concussions, etc.) and/or have an orthodontic situation such as braces and must wear a mouthguard.

Contraindications

Sportsguard mouthguards should not be used in lieu of Nightguards or TMJ splints.

Preparation

Nightguards

Start with an accurate, void-free impression of both arches. Ensure no tears or bubbles are present in impression material for precision fit. Instruct patient to close into centric relation to verify midline position and bite. Then, place two cotton rolls behind the cuspids and instruct patient to close; with patient in open bite, inject bite registration into the posterior openings of both quadrants. In addition, inject bite registration into anterior opening to capture a complete open construction bite.

Sportsguards

Start with an accurate bite registration and void-free impression using a custom tray.

Cementation

None required.

Tech Notes

Sportsguards

We require upper and lower models, including a bite registration of 3mm thickness at a rest position. (This lets the tech adjust the mouthguard to the patient’s proper vertical.) We can proceed without a bite, but the doctor may need to adjust the Sportsguard if it is hitting on the posteriors first. To get the most accurate oral fit, we need an opposing model and bite. We can fabricate without an opposing, but the doctor may need to do adjustments and there would be no cuspid indentation.

Adjustments:

If an adjustment is required, the doctor may use an arbor band disc to adjust and then repolish with a butane flame. To re-attach a helmet strap, heat the end of the strap, insert into mouthguard’s keyway and then hold until cooled off. If there are any further questions or if a serious adjustment is needed, it is recommended to send the mouthguard back to the laboratory.

Ensure an accurate impression of all soft and hard tissue areas, especially the vestibule and peripheral areas. Capturing the vestibule areas is critical as this helps with proper retention and protection.

If a Sportsguard is made for a patient with orthodontic brackets, the arch wire must be removed to allow for accurate impression.

DO NOT soak the appliance in mouthwash or alcohol. DO NOT place in hot or boiling water or expose to excessive heat, as this will distort the appliance.

Recommended Cleaning Procedure:

Brush and floss your teeth before placing the appliance in your mouth.

Clean your appliance after every use with a denture toothbrush and toothpaste under cool water. If a white film starts to form or to eliminate odors, soak appliance in denture cleaning solution (such as Polident or Efferdent®).

After cleaning, rinse appliance under cool water. Completely air dry before storing.

Nightguards

Recommended Cleaning Procedure:

Brush and floss your teeth before placing the appliance in your mouth.

DO NOT soak the appliance in mouthwash, denture cleaner or alcohol. DO NOT place in hot or boiling water or expose to excessive heat (such as direct sunlight), as this will distort the appliance.

Rinse well with water before and after use and store dry.

Clean the appliance with soap and warm water ONLY.

If it becomes loose, tight or causes you any discomfort, contact your dentist immediately.

Codes

Sportsguards

  • D9941 Fabrication of Athletic Mouthguards

Nightguards

  • D9940 Nightguard