Materials and Processes for CAD/CAM Complete Denture Fabrication
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Purpose of Review
The motive of this article is to single out the materials and processes available for the fabrication of CAD/CAM complete dentures.
CAD/CAM complete denture fabrication has become accessible for complete dentures with a variety of techniques available for the fabrication of the prostheses. The majority of the manufacturers use subtractive manufacturing for the fabrication of their dentures while only one manufacturer proposes an additive technique. Several digital systems are available for the fabrication of CAD/CAM dentures.
The integration of CAD/CAM technology into complete denture design and fabrication helps improve the quality of the dentures and simplify the laboratory work. Time-consuming laboratory procedures are reduced or eliminated allowing the dental technician to ensure reproducible, efficient, and accurate prostheses.
KeywordsCAD/CAM Complete denture Digital Denture design Prosthesis Edentulism
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Nadim Z. Baba declares that he has no conflict of interest.
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This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.
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