3D printed complete removable dental prostheses
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The purpose of this research is to review the available literature on three-dimensional printed complete dentures in terms of novel biomaterials, fabrication techniques and workflow, clinical performance, and patient satisfaction.

A total of 126 titles were obtained from the electronic database, and the application of exclusion criteria resulted in the identification of 21 articles pertaining to printed technology for complete dentures. Current innovations and developments in digital dentistry have successfully led to the fabrication of removable dental prostheses using CAD/CAM technologies. Milled dentures have been studied more than 3D printed ones in the currently available literature. The limited number of clinical studies, mainly case reports, suggest current indications of 3D printing in the denture fabrication process be custom tray, record bases, trial, interim or immediate dentures but not definitive prostheses fabrication. Limitations include poor esthetics and retention, inability to balance occlusion, and low printer resolution.

Initial studies on digital dentures have shown promising short-term clinical performance, positive patient-related results, and reasonable cost-effectiveness. 3D printing has the potential to modernize and streamline denture fabrication techniques, materials, and workflows. However, more research is required on the existing and developing materials and printers to allow for advancement and increase its application in removable prosthodontics.

Source:https://bmcoralhealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12903-020-01328-8
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