Integrated System for Denture Design and Manufacturing
This paper presents an integrated approach for denture (dental prosthesis) manufacturing process by integrating information from patient denture requirement, design flow and manufacturing activities. The aim is to produce a removable complete denture with high degree of precision, good quality of denture and rapid fabrication process. The method includes data acquisition, design process and teeth assembly of the denture that reduces the dependency on experienced craftsmen and reduces the time consumption in denture processing chain. The system also aims to reduce patient visiting times and consequently reduces the expenses. The basic system has been developed at the Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UTHM with the cooperation of the School of Dental Sciences, USM and Klinik Pergigian Batu Pahat, Johor. By implementing the integrated system, denture can be produced using centralize manufacturing facilities of several dental clinics and provide denture replacement services which can be delivered in 24hrs. Although the basic system has been tested and found very satisfactory result, there are development works and improvements are still needed in order for the system ready for commercialization.
W. Saidin et al., "Integrated System for Denture Design and Manufacturing", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 229-231, pp. 2572-2576, 2012