Additive Manufacturing: A Novel Method for Fabricating Cobalt-Chromium Removable Partial Denture Frameworks
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Additive manufacturing (AM) often referred to as 3D printing (3DP) has shown promise of being significantly viable in the construction of cobalt-chromium removable partial denture (RPD) frameworks. The current paper seeks to discuss AM technologies (photopolymerization processes and selective laser melting) and review their scope. The review also discusses the clinical relevance of cobalt-chromium RPD frameworks. All relevant publications in English over the last 10 years, when the first 3D-printed RPD framework was reported, are examined. The review notes that AM offers significant benefits in terms of speed of the manufacturing processes however cost and other aspects of current technologies remain a hindrance.
European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry;
Alifui-Segbaya, F., Williams, R.J. and George, R. (2017) 'Additive Manufacturing: A Novel Method for Fabricating Cobalt-Chromium Removable Partial Denture Frameworks', The European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry, 25(2), pp.73-78. DOI: 10.1922/EJPRD_1598Alifui-Segbaya06.
Article published in The European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry in June 2017, available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1922/EJPRD_1598Alifui-Segbaya06. Open access version available at: https://core.ac.uk/display/143897322?recSetID=.
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Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))