The fabrication of auricular prostheses is traditionally time consuming, and the definitive esthetic appearance is highly skill dependent. A method of creating the wax pattern for an auricular prosthesis by using optical scanning and 3D printing is described. A digital scan of the unaffected ear is used for computer-aided design and manufacturing of a mold for casting the wax pattern of the prosthesis. The process is efficient and increases the predictability of the esthetic outcome.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry|
|Early online date||29 Jun 2020|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2021|
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