Udell Dental Laboratory

Udell previously used the traditional manual approach to make its removable partial denture frames (RPD). Using the impression taken by a dentist of the patient’s mouth, a skilled technician pours up the stone model and then duplicates it into a refractory model that will become part of the mold used to cast the metal RPD framework. The technician designs a wax pattern to the refractory model that will define the geometry of the RPD and ll in undercuts in the gums to provide a smooth path for putting on and removing the RPDs.


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Finished parts, like this polished alloy frame, have higher accuracy using the digital method.

Finished parts, like this polished alloy frame, have higher accuracy using the digital method.

“The time required to print a typical removable partial dental frame is reduced by 80 percent, which makes it possible to complete the partial denture framework in a day and a half.”

Scott Udell, President, Udell Dental Laboratory