Digital dentures or 3D printed dentures
What is a digital denture?
Why digital dentures?
3D printing and milling in theory should create the most accurate fit. The hold up is still getting a digital impression of the soft tissue, especially in the movable areas. Lee JPD 2017 has a case report showing how the use of PIP paste and ZOE cement helps increase the software’s ability to stitch.
Research on digital dentures
Pack and press, pour, injection and CAD-CAM were compared using AvaDent to check for accuracy. Overall the CAD CAM was the most consistent, but not in all areas. Goodacre 2016 JPD