SMARANDA BUDURU, DANIEL TALMACEANU, OANA BARU, RARES BUDURU, CAMELIA SZUHANEK, ANCA MESAROS CAD-CAM OCCLUSAL SPLINTS: MILLING AND PRINTING METHODS
In dentistry, splints are often used as means of protecting teeth, ceramic restorations or for treating temporomandibular dysfunction. Digital dentistry has become a common tool involving the following: intraoral scanners, model scanners, design software, computerized milling or printing. Our study aims at comparing two different methods of producing an occlusal splint (milled and printed) with the end result of determining the most suitable solution for patients in terms of time, costs, efficiency, and medical results.
Keywords: CAD CAM, milling, 3D printing, intraoral scanner, occlusal splint