Rapid prototyping: A frontline digital innovation in dentistry

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Author Details : Shaukari Sarita*, S U Meghana Gajavalli, G Kranthi Kiran, L Srikanth, Chokkakula Modini

Volume : 7, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 97-103


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The power, predictability and speed that today's digital solutions offer to human oral health care have gained a rapidly growing foothold in clinical dentistry. One such revolutionary innovation is the rapid prototyping technique. This technique facilitates the fabrication of physical models from computer aided design (CAD) data using 3D printers. This technique enables the dentist and laboratory technician to produce dental-related prosthesis with a greater speed and accuracy, thus making it a reliable alternative to the much labour intensive and time consuming hands on procedure. The present article reviews this current technology, its historical development, methods and applications in dentistry.

Keywords: Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, Digital dentistry.

How to cite : Sarita S, Gajavalli S U M, Kiran G K, Srikanth L, Modini C, Rapid prototyping: A frontline digital innovation in dentistry. Int J Oral Health Dent 2021;7(2):97-103

Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and Int J Oral Health Dent. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)

Article History

Received : 19-06-2021

Accepted : 05-07-2021

Available online : 13-07-2021

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