J Dent Rehabil Appl Sci.  2020 Sep;36(3):196-202. 10.14368/jdras.2020.36.3.196.

Three-dimensional printed complete denture fabrication using the scan data from the conventional denture-making process

  • 1Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Dentistry, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • 2Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Dentistry, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Republic of Korea


Recently three-dimensional (3D) printed complete dentures are becoming more widely recognized as one of the treatment options for the edentulous patients. Korean National Healthcare, however, has not yet approved the application of the 3D printed dentures, and in the cases where the dentures should be refabricated, the conventional fabrication process needs to be entirely repeated. However, during the conventional process, the digital scan data of some key steps could be easily obtained. In this clinical case, using these data, a new pair of 3D printed dentures that improved the limitations of the first conventional dentures were successfully fabricated.


complete denture; 3D printing; functional impression; digital scan
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