Implementation of 3D technologies in the workflow of auricular prosthetics: A method using optical scanning and stereolithography 3D printing

Tjitske Bannink, Shirley Bouman, Rene Wolterink, Robert van Veen, Maarten van Alphen*

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)708-713
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Volume125
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

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