A vat-polymerized 3-dimensionally printed dual-material occlusal device: A dental technique
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A technique to additively manufacture an occlusal device by using a completely digital workflow is described. Using a computer-aided design program, information captured with an intraoral scanner was used to additively manufacture a dual-material occlusal device by using a vat-polymerization printer. This technique allows for the combination of 2 different materials, resulting in an occlusal device with a resilient intaglio and a hard resin exterior surface. Advantages of the resulting occlusal device compared with a single-material device include improved patient acceptance and comfort, better fit, and minimal adjustments to ensure fit.
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Piedra-Cascón, W., Sadeghpour, M., Att, W., & Revilla-León, M.