When Shirley Anderson lost his lower jaw to tongue cancer, he didn't have much available for replacements, until Dr. Travis Bellicchi worked to create a 3D prosthetic that he could wear.
As traditional prosthetics are too heavy to wear on the face for long periods of time, the use of the 3D printing allows survivors like Anderson to return to a sense of normalcy in their lives.
The use of 3D prosthetics is reportedly being used more and more, with a man who lost his ear in an accident able to get a replacement in this way as well. As the technique allows for a more natural accuracy and a lightweight design, the 3D prosthetics allow for those in need to feel more comfortable.
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