3D-printing approaches to denture base fabrication and dental education

The use of additive manufacturing (AM) is increasingly growing in Dentistry due to the new opportunities these techniques can offer; these include custom-design, waste materials reduction, incorporation of internal structure and scaling-up possibilities, among others.

Fused deposition modelling (FDM) and stereolithography (SLA) are two of the most used AM techniques in the dental field. Each technique offers its own advantages, for example, FDM is a very cost-effective manufacturing method and SLA allows very high resolution.

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