The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Feb 2013, Vol. 109 Issue 2, p75, 4 p.
CAD/CAM software, CAD software, CAD-CAM systems -- Computer programs, Computer-aided design, and Rapid prototyping
This clinical report describes the fabrication of a maxillary central incisor single crown with rapid prototyping (RP) technology. A patient with a recently replaced metal ceramic crown had discomfort due to the nonanatomic lingual contour of the crown. With computer-aided design (CAD) software and rapid prototyping (RP) technology, the shape of the contralateral central incisor was duplicated and reproduced to make a mirror-image for a new crown. The prosthodontic planning and treatment approach are discussed.