Additive Manufacturing and Dentistry: Designing a Semi-Physiological Articulator
François-Xavier Santolalla, Etienne Debarre, Philippe Hivart*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2018
First Page: 1
Last Page: 9
Publisher Id: TOMDJ-6-1
Article History:Received Date: 13/10/2017
Revision Received Date: 17/01/2018
Acceptance Date: 29/1/2018
Electronic publication date: 19/02/2018
Collection year: 2018
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The use of second generation semi-adjustable articulators for the reproduction of the mandibular kinematic often proves to be a technical and time constraint for the dentist. Therefore, its use, however essential within the dental office, is frequently forsaken.
Materials and methods:
The possibility of reproducing complex anatomical forms using rapid prototyping technologies can induce a more attractive and effective use of such a modified articulator.
Results & Conclusion:
Indeed, these replicas substitute for mechanical adjustments and thereby make the metrology on the patient an unnecessary element, both sources of the approximation of the kinematic. The aim of this study is to report on designing and manufacturing a semi-physiological articulator and on its pertinence through the comparison of the mandibular kinematics movement reproducibility on the two types of articulator.