These Custom Dentures are Fit to a Patient's Mouth with Extreme Accuracy

By: Laura McQuarrie - Aug 4, 2015
References: radboudumc.nl & 3dprinting
3D-printed kidneys, casts, jaws and now, custom dentures are just a few of the medical innovations that are changing the lives of people in need.

The Radboudumc medical center in Nijmegen, The Netherlands is now making it possible for toothless patients to be fitted with a brand new mouthpiece that is tailored exactly to their specifications—accurately to the tenth of a millimeter.

Although the process of getting the prosthesis created and installed takes time and at least two surgeries with time to heal in between, overall the time savings adds up to about six months. As well as patients being pleased about the short treatment time, they are also fond of the greater security that the custom dentures affords them.