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Case Studies | Dental Medicine | Bulgaria | Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022
Aesthetic Anterior Restoration by Means of Digital Approach and 3D Printing Process
Abstract: Introduction Nowadays the digital technologies have become an integral part of every industry all over the world, including healthcare and dentistry Just before a decade the 3D printing was defined as new manufacturing approach with huge future potential. Today it becomes more and more essential part of every treatment, as it ensures much creative freedom, fast and cheap production process and last but not least more predictable result. Aim. The aim of the current case report is to present a contemporary approach for anterior aesthetic restoration. At the same time this report is demonstrative for the 3D printing potential today. Case Report: Anterior aesthetic restoration was planned by a conventional way (by wax up, followed by mock up). Then the abutment teeth (13, 23 and 25) were prepared and the desired denture design (chosen during the mock up procedure) was copied to the temporary bridge by means of specializeddental CAD software. The temporary construction was 3D printed by stereolithographic technology. The same design was used for final denture framework manufacturing for metal-ceramic restoration. A pattern of the framework was 3D printed and casted. Finally, the case was finished bythe ceramic veneering according to the conventional metal-ceramic technology. Conclusion. Nowadays digital technologies have become an integral part of prosthetic treatment of the patients. At the same time by adding the 3D printing process as a part of the restoration manufacturing process the potential of the digitally driven dentistry become almost infinite.
Keywords: prosthetic dentistry, digital dentistry, 3D printing, aesthetic restoration, dentistry, additive manufacturing
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022,
Pages: 1239 - 1243