Prosthodontic using Rapid Prototyping


  • Raja'a Albuha M. Al- Mussawi B.Sc, Tech. Master, PhD Student, Department of Prosthodontic Technology, School of Dentistry, International Campus, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IRAN.
  • Farzaneh Farid Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontic, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IRAN.
  • Mohammed T. Alkhafagy Assistant Professor, Head of Prosthodontic Department, College of Dentistry, University of Kufa,, Najaf, IRAQ.
  • Farhad Shafiei Assistant professor, Department of Dental Materials, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IRAN.


Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Rapid prototyping, Computer-aided design.


Rapid prototyping is a set of technicality which applied to create a scale model of a physical part or assembly rapidly utilizing three-dimensional computer aided design (CAD) data. 3D printing or "additive layer manufacturing" technology was used to Develop the part or assembly. It is a CAD/CAM technology which was created initially to manufacture prototypes for industrial purposes. RP technology   encouraged the configuration and quick generation of mass quantities of precise parts by the industrial  manufacturing in a convenient time with exactness and pace. In the previous two decades this technology was utilized  efficiently in the medical field with a promising results. In this review the technique, methods and various uses of this fast emerging technology regarding prosthodontic will be discussed.


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How to Cite

Al- Mussawi, R. A. M., Farid, F., T. Alkhafagy, M., & Shafiei, F. (2016). Prosthodontic using Rapid Prototyping. American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences, 26(1), 271–285. Retrieved from