Copy denture can be a modified or a duplicate copy from the existing denture of the patient. It preserves the surface of the existing denture while allowing modifications on the tissue side and occlusal surfaces of a complete denture. As a patient’s adaptive potential decreases with age, the maintenance of the shape of the original polished surface results in less adjustment of the supproting musculature required.
Indications for Copy Dentures
Upper and lower complete dentures which have been satisfactory but are now loose.
Patient with a history of denture problems where it may be advantageous to make controlled modifications in the copy denture of the most successful previous dentures.
Previous immediate dentures which require replacing after bone resorption.
Spare set of dentures.
Advantages of Copy Denture
No alterations of existing denture, as occurs in reline or rebase.
No period for patients to be without dentures.
Reduced number of clinical stages.
Disadvantages of Copy Dentures
Technical suport for copy denture technique is variable.
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- This page was created on March 13 2012.
 Zarb GA et al: Boucher’s Prosthodontic Treatment for Edentulous Patients 11 th ed. Elsevier Mosby 1997
Jesus Lecitona+, DMD, MScD-Prosthodontics