Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) Methods and Applications in Dentistry

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Demiralp E., Doğru G., Yılmaz H.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES, vol.11, no.1, pp.182-190, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.33808/clinexphealthsci.786018
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.182-190
  • Keywords: 3D printing, dentistry, computer aided design-computer aided manufacturing, stereolithography
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Computer Aided Design-Computer Aided Manufacturing technologies (CAD-CAM) are often used in dentistry. Along with technological developments, techniques of additive manufacturing (3D) which has a lot of advantages have been improved and found a field of practice. Today, metals and metal alloys, polymer and composite, ceramic materials are produced and used through additive manufacturing techniques. With additive manufacturing in dentistry, dental implants, prosthetic restorations, maxillofacial implants and prostheses, dental models, custom trays, occlusal splints, orthodontic models and devices can be produced and used in tissue engineering. The aim of this study is to profile and evaluate the additive manufacturing methods, materials, and application fields in dentistry.