head JofIMAB
Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2023, vol. 29, issue3
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2023293.5031
Published online: 21 July 2023

Review article
J of IMAB. 2023 Jul-Sep;29(3):5031-5035
Yordanka DonkovaORCID logoCorresponding Autoremail, Desislava KonstantinovaORCID logo, Delyan GeorgievORCID logo,
Department of dental material science and prosthetic dental medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Varna, Bulgaria.

Introduction>: The daily practice shows that the patients prefer treatments that require fewer visits and low cost. The technology of conventional complete dentures follows several subsequent stages – clinical and laboratory. The search for alternative methods has led to the more and more successful development of digital technologies that could also be used for complete dentures. The conclusions of their use include higher quality, simplification of the laboratory technologies, and creation of functionally fit prosthetic structures.
Purpose: The purpose of this research is to systematically review the up-to-date information available in the scientific databases in regard to the implementation of CAD/CAM technologies for the complete prosthesis.
Materials and methods: A search was carried out in the period from January 2022 to October 2022 in the electronic databases PubMed, Google Scholar and ScienceDirect, using the following keywords: CAD/CAM, digital prosthesis, complete dentures, planning of complete dentures, edentulous patients, in English, German, Turkish and Bulgarian language.
Conclusion: The individual anatomic and morphological particularities, age and functional changes occurring after the complete loss of teeth create conditions for the prosthesis that cannot be unified according to the scientific literature. Most probably, this is the reason why there is no straight protocol and straight technology for producing complete dentures using the digital method.

Keywords: CAD/CAM, Digital dentures, Complete denture, Denture design, Edentulous patient,

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Please cite this article as: Donkova Y, Konstantinova D, Georgiev D. Application of digital technologies for complete dentures. J of IMAB. 2023 Jul-Sep;29(3):5031-5035.
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Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Yordanka Donkova, Department of Dental Material Science and Prosthetic Dental Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University – Varna; 84, Tzar Osvoboditel str. Varna 9000, Bulgaria; E-mail: daniddonkova@gmail.com

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Received: 08 February 2023
Published online: 21 July 2023

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