Design and fabrication of a new dental restoration manufacturing system

Arthur G Erdman, E. Dianne Rekow, Bruce Nappi, Donald Riley, Barney E Klamecki

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The traditional method for the manufacturing of dental restorations such as crowns, in-lays and on-lays is based on a multi-step investment casting process. Most of the separate processes are carried out in the dental laboratories - each step subject to geometric error. This paper presents a new methodology based on a miniature mechanical probe, CAD/CAM technology and milling of the final restoration. The advantage of this new technology is its accuracy, speed and the ability to revolutionize dental restoration methodologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the National Design Engineering Conference - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Mar 14 1994Mar 17 1994


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