Additively Manufactured Dental Crown with Color Gradient and Graded Structure: A Technique Report. Academic Article uri icon


  • To assess the feasibility of manufacturing a dental crown with internal color gradient and graded structure design using additive manufacturing technology, a mandibular first molar was prepared and a monolayer dental crown with 1.5 mm uniform thickness was designed in a dental software (STLC1 ). The monolayer crown design was sliced into multiple layers of 0.1 mm thickness and a design for a multilayer crown was obtained (STLC2 ). A multilayer crown was manufactured with gradient color and graded structure using a material jetting printer. Different materials with different colors and properties were used and mixed in different ratios during manufacturing to achieve the prospected design. The feasibility of manufacturing such a crown was reported. This report confirms that multilayer dental crowns with internal gradient color and graded structure are possible when using a multimaterial jetting printer.

published proceedings

  • J Prosthodont

author list (cited authors)

  • Zandinejad, A., & Revilla-León, M.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Zandinejad, Amirali||Revilla-León, Marta

publication date

  • December 2021