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Title: Trial fitting of a removable partial denture framework made using computer-aided design and rapid prototyping techniques
Authors: Bibb, Richard J.
Eggbeer, Dominic
Williams, R.J.
Woodward, A.
Keywords: Computer-aided design
Rapid prototyping
Removable partial denture
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Professional Engineering Publishing / © IMechE
Citation: BIBB, R.J. ... et al, 2006. Trial fitting of a removable partial denture framework made using computer-aided design and rapid prototyping techniques. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 220 (7), pp. 793-797
Abstract: Previous studies of CAD/CAM-produced sacrificial patterns for removable partial denture frameworks have been documented but to date, no such restorations have been test-fitted to a patient. This paper provides details of the first trial fitting to a patient of an RPD framework, the sacrificial pattern of which was produced by CAD/CAM and RP technologies. A cast of the patient was scanned and the normal procedures of dental surveying and pattern build were undertaken with reference to the scanned model using computer-aided design. A sacrificial pattern of the design was produced by rapid prototyping technology. After spruing the pattern, investment-casting and finishing techniques were carried out according to conventional principles. The framework was successfully trial-fitted to the patient and clinically judged to be acceptable for the next stage of denture fabrication, that of adding acrylic bases and artificial teeth.
Description: This is an article from the journal, Proceedings of the IMechE, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine [© IMechE ]. It is also available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/09544119JEIM62
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1243/09544119JEIM62
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5710
ISSN: 0954-4119
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