Article: Volume 46 Number 3 Page 248 - March 2019

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New Technologies/Restorative Dentistry:  A Review of Additive Manufacturing in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics Part 2: Applications in Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics

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Abstract: The field of science and research is dynamic and the scientific disciplines of restorative dentistry and endodontics is no exception. The practice of dentistry and the technology involved has evolved hugely from the traditional to the contemporary. As a result of continual developments in technology, newer cutting edge methods in production and treatment have evolved. This paper explores the scope of additive manufacturing technology in restorative dentistry and endodontics, progress achieved in this field, practicality hurdles, and a promising future that this technology might provide if harnessed to its full potential.

Clinical relevance: This paper gives an update on current concepts of additive manufacturing being employed in the field of restorative dentistry and endodontics for clinical practice, academic progress and translational research.

Author notes: Peddi Shanmukh Srinivas, BDS, Postgraduate Student, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, email: peddishanshri@gmail.com, Ashwini TS, MDS, Faculty, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics and Paras MG, MDS, Faculty, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, JSS Dental College and Hospital, Jagadguru Shree Shivaratheeshwara University, Mysuru, India.

Objective: To provide an update on current concepts of additive manufacturing in restorative dentistry and endodontics.

 

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