Digitally Fabricated Dentures for Full Mouth Rehabilitation with Zirconia, Polyetheretherketone and Selective Laser Melted Ti-6Al-4V Material

Wei Ting Lee, Yung Chung Chen

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Abstract

CAD/CAM technologies have been embedded into the fabrication of removable partial denture (RPD). Various materials such as zirconia and polyetheretherketone (PEEK) are developed for subtractive manufacturing. As for additive manufacturing, dental professionals have begun to use selective laser melting (SLM) techniques for fabricating metallic RPD frameworks. This report demonstrates a case rehabilitated with a maxillary telescopic crown-retained combining PEEK and zirconia material denture and a mandibular Kennedy Class I RPD fabricated with SLM techniques. First, a conventional impression was performed and the master cast was mounted with a centric relation record. Digital models were obtained using tabletop scanners and then the telescopic primary zirconia crowns were designed and milled. After transferring the intraoral distribution of primary crowns using pick-up impression, secondary PEEK crowns and framework were designed, milled, and veneered with composite resin. Mandibular framework was designed and constructed using SLM technique with Ti-6Al-4V. Definitive prostheses for both jaws were finished and delivered. Delivered prostheses functioned well for a one-year period. The was patient satisfied with the improvements in chewing function and esthetics. Both substrative and additive manufacturing techniques are suitable for framework fabrication. Further investigation is needed for improving the mechanical performance and long-term prognosis of digitally made prostheses.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3021
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
Volume19
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Mar 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pollution
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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