Evaluation of dimensional changes during postcuring of a three-dimensionally printed denture base according to the curing time and the time of removal of the support structure: An in vitro study

Re Mee Doh, Jong Eun Kim, Na Eun Nam, Seung Ho Shin, Jung Hwa Lim, June Sung Shim

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Abstract

This study attempted to determine the dimensional stability of maxillary and mandibular edentulous denture bases constructed using three-dimensional (3D) printing systems based on ste-reolithography and digital light processing according to the postcuring treatment time and the removal time of the support structure. Three-dimensional printing of the designed denture base file was performed using two types of 3D printing photocurable resin (standard gray resin (Formlabs) (Somerville, MA, USA) and MAZIC D resin (Vericom) (Anyang, Korea)) and their compatible 3D printers (Form3 (Formlabs) and Phrozen Shuffle (Phrozen) (Hsinchu City, Taiwan)). Different post-curing times (no postcuring, and 15, 30, 45, and 60 min) and times of removal of the support structure were set for each group. Data relating to the denture bases in all groups were obtained using 3D scanning with a tabletop scanner after postcuring. All acquired data were exported to 3D analysis software, and the dimensional changes during postcuring of the denture base were analyzed using RMSE (root-mean-square error) values. It could be confirmed that the dimensional changes increased with postcuring time, and the accuracy was higher in the maxilla than in the mandible. The accuracy was highest for the group in which the postcuring process was performed while the support structure was present.

Original languageEnglish
Article number10000
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Volume11
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Nov 1

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Funding Information:
Funding: This work was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT (NRF-2019R1G1A1085775)

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© 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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