J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2018 Jul;56(3):250-257. 10.4047/jkap.2018.56.3.250.

A case of removable dentures using digital method

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Biomaterials & Prosthodontics, Kyung Hee University Dental Hospital at Gangdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea. hswhsh@khu.ac.kr

Abstract

Generally dentures are manufactured by conventional method, however the frequency of fabricating denture using digital method is increasing due to the recent development of digital technology in dentistry. The digital method of manufacturing denture is classified into two systems; 3D scan of the impression to arrange the artificial teeth on the CAD (Computer-aided design) and 3D printing to produce the resin-based complete denture, or 3D scan of the model to design of the framework using CAD, resin pattern formation by 3D printing and casting of metal framework of complete denture or removable partial denture. In this case report, electronic surveying and design the metal framework of the dentures were performed using CAD program, and plastic resin patterns fabricated by 3D printing were casted for upper full denture and lower removable partial denture. During follow-up periods, dentures using digital method have provided satisfactory results esthetically and functionally.

Keyword

Computer-aided design; Electronic surveying; 3D printing

MeSH Terms

Computer-Aided Design
Dentistry
Denture, Complete
Denture, Partial, Removable
Dentures*
Follow-Up Studies
Methods*
Plastics
Printing, Three-Dimensional
Tooth, Artificial
Plastics
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