J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2020 Jan;58(1):42-49. 10.4047/jkap.2020.58.1.42.

The treatment of an edentulous patient with conventional complete denture and CAD/CAM complete denture

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  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Dankook University, Cheonan, Republic of Korea. jseok2@hanmail.net

Abstract

In patients with fully edentulous jaw, treatment of complete dentures should be carried out in many stages when following the conventional methods. Therefore there were disadvantages such as multiple visits to dental clinic is inevitable. In addition, errors caused by polymerization shrinkage, which happens during the fabrication of denture, and difficulties in reproduction of damaged or lost denture were considered as disadvantages. But nowadays, computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) system is widely used in dentistry and it has begun to expand its spectrum in manufacturing complete dentures. Using CAD/CAM system to fabricate complete dentures can reduce the number of patient's visit and clinical chair time, since taking impression, recording jaw relation, and selection of artificial teeth are performed at the same time during the first visit, and delivering of dentures during the second visit is possible. In addition, because 3D-Printing technology is used, errors by polymerization shrinkage can be reduced. Among the companies that fabricate complete dentures using CAD/CAM system, DENTCA CAD/CAM denture (DENTCA Inc., Los Angeles, CA, USA) is the most commercialized company. In this case, we treated patients of complete dentures using conventional complete denture method and DENTCA CAD/CAM denture system in the same patient. We would like to report this case because we have achieved good results not only in functional aspects of pronunciation, chewing, and swallowing but also in aesthetic aspects.

Keyword

CAD/CAM system; Complete denture; DENTCA CAD/CAM denture

MeSH Terms

Computer-Aided Design
Deglutition
Dental Clinics
Dentistry
Denture, Complete*
Dentures
Humans
Jaw
Jaw, Edentulous
Mastication
Methods
Polymerization
Polymers
Reproduction
Tooth, Artificial
Polymers
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