COMPUTERIZED TECHNIQUES USED FOR 3D PRINTING IN PROSHODONTICS. A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.

Cosmin Crețu, Doriana  Agop-Forna, Norina-Consuela Forna

Abstract

3D and 4D printing are cutting-edge technologies for precise and expedited manufacturing of objects ranging from plastic to metal. Recent advances in 3D and 4D printing technologies in dentistry and maxillofacial surgery enable dentists to custom design and print surgical drill guides, temporary and permanent crowns and bridges, orthodontic appliances and orthotics, implants, mouth-guards for drug delivery. In the present review, different 3D printing technologies available for use in dentistry are highlighted together with a critique on the materials available for printing. Recent reports of the application of these printed platformed are highlighted to enable readers appreciate the progress in 3D/4D printing in dentistry.

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