Lucitone Digital Print Denture System
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Extremely innovative. Anything but experimental.


Dentures finally fit better and are stronger thanks to the Lucitone Digital Print Denture™ System. Eliminate the need for endless ongoing adjustments and delight your patients.

The Digital Print Denture Process


If natural teeth are lost, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, dentures can help replace missing teeth and restore the smile. Dentures offer the benefit of enhancing your chewing and speaking ability, supporting the facial structure, and improving the appearance, replicating any natural tooth, of any age, with the most genuine aesthetics.

The traditional denture process can be complex and time consuming. Digital technology has created a more precise way to craft dentures that fit your mouth better, look more natural and perform reliably for years to come. With 3D printed dentures you can expect a faster, easier approach to achieve a comfortable beautiful smile.

  • Fewer chairside steps
  • Dentures in as few as 2 visits using the Reference Denture Workflow
  • You can still use traditional impression materials, reducing chair time to 3 visits
  • Easy online training
  • Only high-impact denture resin with BAM!™, stronger than traditional Lucitone® denture base
  • Printed IPN continues the leading legacy of traditional IPN® wear resistance
  • 5 Lucitone® shades and 16 A-D* + 2 bleach tooth shades
  • Digitised impressions (traditional or IOS) leads to first visit accuracy
  • 50 micron printed precision delivers advancement over traditional process
  • Digital design leads to fewer adjustments, more comfortable fit

Digital Denture Patient Benefits

Treatment Options


Full Denture

In case all teeth of the upper or lower jaw are missing or there are absolutely no teeth in the mouth, on either jaw, a full denture is indicated. 


Partial Dentures

Partial dentures can replace several missing teeth. 21 million removable partial dentures appliances are produced globally each year1.

New trends in the dental laboratory industry support the use of materials, such as Lucitone Digital Print, presents a unique set of benefits and trade-offs in comparison to conventional appliances. 


Implant Dentures

Without teeth, the bone in the jaw deteriorates over time, leading to ill-fitting dentures and denture sores. Dental implants provide a stable foundation for an overdenture to stay securely and comfortably in place, restoring the natural chewing capacity.


Denture Process with the Lucitone Digital Print Denture™ System -  From first visit to a beautiful finished denture


Choosing the Tooth Shade

For beautiful, lifelike dentures, choosing the right shade is essential. The shade of new denture teeth can be matched to an existing tooth or photo. You can also choose a whiter shade, optimised for your skin tone and age. Whether the patient is looking to match the colour of the original teeth or would prefer a brighter look, you can help you make the perfect selection. These are the key questions to ask to your patient:

  • Do you have a previous denture that you want to match in shade?
  • Do you want your denture tooth shade to reflect your previous natural appearance?
  • Were you a tobacco user or had teeth with a darker appearance?
  • What shade matches your skin tone for best aesthetics and age appropriateness?


Selecting the Tooth Style

The size and shape of denture teeth are just as important as the shade. Different tooth shapes and sizes can provide a more masculine or feminine appearance and can even match the shape of the face. Discuss these options with your patient when choosing new denture teeth to ensure the most beautiful and natural smile possible.

The Four Basic Facial Forms

Square Face: The sides of the face from the hairline to the levels of the condyles to the angles of the jaw are straight and parallel.

Square Tapering Face: The sides of the head are parallel from the condyles upward. From the condyles downwards, the outline tapers into the angles of the jaw.

Tapering Face: is the widest at the hairline and narrowest at the angle of the jaw. The lines converge in toward the jaw.

Ovoid Face: is widest through the centre at the level of the condyles. It curves upward and downward to form an oval outline.

Determining the Gum Colour

Gums are as unique as teeth. Talk to your patient about choosing the shade that best matches the natural gums: original, light, light reddish pink, or dark pink. Each shade features special fibres and balanced translucency to replicate the natural appearance.

The Denture Process
  • Appointment 1: Evaluation & Preliminary Impressions: Preliminary impression is taken
  • Appointment 2: Final Impression & Records: Final impression to capture bite registration and essential records. 
  • Appointment 3: Try-In Evaluation: Optional try-in to evaluate fit, phonetics, function, and aesthetics.
  • Appointment 4: Final Placement & Evaluation: Deliver new denture to patient.

With the reference denture workflow, you can combine appointments 2 & 3, reducing chairtime to 3 visits.

After the patient gets the dentures


Once a year, the patient should have an oral exam, and the dentures should be checked for overall fit and for weak areas that may eventually crack or fracture.

Dentures should not hurt. Advise your patient to call you if the dentures cause soreness or irritation that persists, or if you notice a chip, crack or fracture.

Related Articles

  1. U.S. Market Report Suite for Overdentures and Implant Bridges, iData Research, June 2018:29

*The A1-D4 designations correspond to the VITA classical A1-D4® shade guide which is meant to be a guide, not a match. VITA classical A1-D4 is a registered trademark of VITA Zahnfabrik H. Rauter GmbH & Co.