Near Net Shape Manufacturing of Dental Implants Using Additive Processes



Hassanin, HSSA, Nair, Sawmya and Elshaer, Amr
(2019) Near Net Shape Manufacturing of Dental Implants Using Additive Processes. In: Near Net Shape Manufacturing Processes. Springer.

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Abstract

Dental implantation was introduced as a restorative procedure to reinstate the teeth functions and put the patient in normal contour, comfort, speech and health. Dental implants have been used over the centuries and the production techniques have been developed over the years. One of the advanced technologies is additive manufacturing (AM) which enables high degree of freedom ability to produce complex shaped and customized parts similar to human teeth. AM facilitates the production of complex geometric structure without the need of preparing expensive tools, hence it is more cost effective and time saving process. The current chapter provides an overview of AM as a promising technology for near net shape production of dental in preparing customised dental implants. The chapter also explore the anatomy and mechanical properties of human teeth together with the requirements for the design of teeth implants. The chapter survey the current AM technologies used for dental implant, clinical implications and highlights the future trend of AM in the development of near net shaped dental implants.

Item Type: Book Section
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2019 15:00
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2019 08:12
URI: http://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3032211
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