What is D3 Technology?


Duchenne's newest development is the next generation in denture technology. D3 has been researched and developed exclusively by Duchenne in conjunction with world leaders in 3D printing and milling.   We can now provide our patients with the most advanced denture processes and are excited to introduce the D3 Digital System. This system uses the newest Computer Aided Design and Manufacture to produce both full and parital dentures.  It provides a more accurate and comfortable fit for your dentures, with a quicker appointment turnaround timeframe.  It is the process developed by Duchenne for designing, producing and replicating dentures.

Digital also means that treatment can be more tailor-made to you with a bespoke smile including tooth shape and colour to suit your needs. D3 Systems allow us to then save this unique smile design and provide this to you for the future use if replacement is ever required which will save your time and costs.

Key Benefits

- Bespoke and tailored appearance

- Extremely accurate fit

- Strength and comfort

- Convenience in Treatment

- Digital archive - simple replacement

What are the Benefits of D3 Dentures?

Comfort and Convenience

Even the best technology is no use if dentures aren’t comfortable, and again digital dentures show their superiority here.  They are crafted from a much denser acrylic so they can be made thinner and therefore are less intrusive in the mouth.  Patients often say that they find them lighter than their old traditional denture. Digital dentures are usually faster to make than conventional dentures.  They are an excellent option for those who need quality dentures sooner rather than later.

Strength and Durability

Thanks to the new D3 unique bridging system, there is significantly less chance of dentures breaking or fracturing.   But if someone does have the misfortune to lose or break their dentures, Duchenne can now create a duplicate denture quickly and easily at a markedly lower cost than in the past. 

Precise Fit

Digital dentures offer an unparalleled accuracy in denture production, helping us create dentures that match your teeth and gums exactly, with no shrinkage.  The results are that the dentures feel more natural, comfortable and secure from the first time you wear them.  This process allows us greater variation and customisation of your smile.

Digital Back Up and Storage

If your digital dentures are damaged or lost, you don't have to worry about being without your dentures for some weeks as with conventional dentures.  We have your teeth on record and a replacement set can be made in only a couple of days.

Cost Effective

Fewer appointments can mean savings for you and digital storage means that you can take a spare denture with you or easily order a replacement by phone.

What are the DigiCare Systems?

D3 DigiCare Full or Partial Dentures

DigiCare dentures are produced on a computer using both 3D scanning technologies and impression techniques. Custom teeth can be chosen and these come in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes that will be adapted to your unique smile.  Trial dentures are then fabricated using 3D technology to test the functional bite and aesthetics of your new denture.  Once you are happy, we then mill a brand new 3D denture using our state of the art laboratory here in New Zealand.  This denture will be kept on a digital file, so if you would ever like a spare or lose the current set you have, we can mill out the exact denture you had before, within a few days.  This saves the stress and hassle of multiple weeks of appointments for a new set.

D3 Replica Dentures

Ever wanted to have a spare denture set? Ever wanted to have an exact copy of the smile you love? D3 Replica dentures are a cost-effective way to have a spare denture set and to alleviate the concern of loss or damage. We simply copy the dentures you have, and produce a 3D milled replica set for you. It is also possible to accurately refit the dentures so they are even better fitting than the first set.

D3 Digistor Archiving

This is a digital storage platform developed by Duchenne. With Duchenne's exclusive Digistor treatment, we take a 3D digital scan or your current bespoke smile, and save it into a digital format.  If anything were to happen to your dentures, either loss or damage, or you just wanted a backup set, we would be able to reproduce your existing dentures within 3 working days.  What’s more, this service is available to anyone, regardless of whether the physical dentures were made by Duchenne or another denture practitioner.

"Hi I had new dentures put in about one month ago. I can not express how much it has changed my life. I haven't had a full mouth of teeth for about 4 years. It truly has made a big difference. I've had so many comments about how natural they look. I'm so over the moon. Thank you so much Sophia. You've changed my life."

Hine Te Karu

"Hello Duchenne Team โ€“ Merivale

I would like to thank the team for great service and an excellent denture. It fitted perfectly, first time with no adjustments.
Now I can eat normally at last."

Warren Pettigrew

"Earlier this year I had to have ALL of my remaining teeth removed and to be fitted with full upper and lower dentures!! Horror of Horrors - I was dreading it!! However, I was referred to Duchenne Denture Specialists in Christchurch. They were amazing - the whole Team!!! Tristan couldn't have been more skilled, friendly or professional. He took time to get to know me and found out what my hopes and wishes were for my 'new look'. I felt totally confident before the process even began. My friends and family could hardly believe that my whole 'change' had gone so smoothly. I'm super thrilled with my new dentures - they look terrific and natural and are a super fit. I highly recommend Duchenne at Springfield Rd and, in particular, Tristan. Thanks sooo much Tristan for your excellent work and friendly approach - so much appreciated!!"

Mary M.

"Thank you to Helen Fowke for her very professional services in fitting my new plate. Her attention to detail was very helpful and thorough and she made sure that my plate was fitting comfortably and that I was happy with the look and feel of it. I would highly recommend her service to others."

Diane D.

"I have been lucky to be put under the professional care of Emily at Duchenne in Christchurch to have dentures made. With the whole process including denture adjustments nothing was a problem to her with her calming and professional approach as I was tending to get a bit stressed at this new venture. So a big thanks to you and the reception staff and look forward to my next visit."

Peter, Christchurch

"After going through a dreadful experience with another denture manufacturer it wasn't easy for me to decide to go through the whole process again.
I made the decision to ring Duchenne Denture Specialists and make an appointment to see if they could help me, right from the first call to the receptionist it has been a wonderful and very easy process.
I went to the Ilam practice where I met Sophia, I found her to be very professional and so helpful and has made this experience so different from my last. She was so caring and empathetic to my anxieties and guided me through the whole process. She made sure that I was happy with each decision made and every appointment was a breeze, nothing has been a problem. I now have a beautiful, natural looking, well-fitting set of dentures that I am happy to finally smile about.
I highly recommend without question Duchenne Denture Specialists and especially Sophia.
Thank you"


"I would like to tell you about my experience getting my new dentures. I was extremely lucky to have the lovely Sophia to make my new dentures. I found Sophia very professional and always paying attention to every little detail. I canโ€™t speak highly enough of her. I am so so happy with my new dentures and has done wonders for my
self esteem. So in my opinion,Sophia at 291 Clyde Road Christchurch needs cloning she is an asset to your company"


"Kia Ora Tristan. Thank you! My experience with you and the Duchenne team has been exceptional. As a first timer with full top/bottom dentures, your exceptional people skills, informative pre and post care guidance and delivery really made my experience all the more reassuring, comfortable and enjoyable. Total professionalism and brilliance of finished denture product. And my dentures? OMG! STUNNING! I've got my massive smile back again - woo hoo. Front and Back of house team - Thank you also."


"I would like to say a very big thank you to Tristan for the truly expert job that he did by making my partial denture. He is truly a professional, has great empathy and listens to your concerns. Above all else is an artist in his work and I would recommend him 100% to any future clients."

Peter. Rolleston

"Duchenne Technicians and staff are AMAZING people!!
I had lost so much confidence because of missing teeth, I would try and hide them as much as I could, I'd talk with my hand close to my mouth, and wouldn't smile for people or even family photos. My new dentures fit perfectly and the process was fast and efficient. Thank you so much Tristan for giving me my smile back, you've been an amazing."


"I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to Tristan at Springfield Road for my teeth, they are amazing! And I have noticed all the detail put into them and I feel amazing. Thank you for giving that back to me you are an artist. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™"

Misty M. Christchurch

"I cannot speak highly enough of Rob and his understanding manner with listening and helping me through this process. I have wanted to do this for years and they have finally accomplished this goal is just life changing to me"

Jean S.

"John & Nic from their Invercargill Clinic are absolutely awesome !!! Left with the biggest smile Iโ€™ve had in years today. Best decision I made to get my partial with this team.
Very friendly & very informative. The process from consultation to my final appointment was a breeze !! Thank you so much John & Nic extremely grateful for you giving me my smile back again.
I definitely recommend this team from Duchenne Dentures to everyone !!!!"

Megan T. Invercargill

"John and Nicki, thank you so much for my new teeth. They are amazing. Not only is it a pleasure to visit for my dental care, I now have the confidence to smile again!"

Marie F.

"Thankyou to Robert Courtier for his outstanding work on my new teeth. He made the whole process so easy. My teeth are very natural looking and I'm very happy with the outcome. This was a nerve wracking decision to have teeth out but now I've got the new denture and they don't look false I'm thrilled."

Lynne Hartly

"Thoroughly recommend the work of John and Rob. Excellent service and teeth fit like a glove"