Title Comparison Studies Between a CAD/CAM Complete Denture And a Conventional Complete Denture
Clinical Question In a healthy adult in need of a complete denture, will a CAD/CAM complete denture be more beneficial and accurate compared to a conventional complete denture?
Clinical Bottom Line Even though present studies indicate that it is possible to fabricate a CAD/CAM complete denture, as of February 2013, there is no study comparing a CAD/CAM complete denture to a conventional complete denture.
Best Evidence  
PubMed ID Author / Year Patient Group Study type
(level of evidence)
21282882Kanazawa/2011naDemonstration study
Key resultsComplete denture can be fabricated using CAD/CAM system.
Evidence Search ("Computer-Aided Design"[Mesh]) AND "Denture, Complete"[Mesh]
Comments on
The Evidence
There are no comparison studies between a CAD/CAM and a conventional complete denture.
Applicability This is applicable to general dentists or prosthodontics considering the fabrication of complete dentures originally using somewhat complicated conventional methods. As mentioned above, there has been no study comparing a CAD/CAM complete denture to a conventional complete denture.
Specialty (General Dentistry) (Prosthodontics)
Keywords Complete denture, CAD/CAM, Fabricating accuracy
ID# 2446
Date of submission 03/01/2013
E-mail parkj8@livemail.uthscsa.edu
Author Jieun Park
Co-author(s) e-mail
Faculty mentor Ridley Ross, DDS
Faculty mentor e-mail rossr@uthscsa.edu
Basic Science Rationale
(Mechanisms that may account for and/or explain the clinical question, i.e. is the answer to the clinical question consistent with basic biological, physical and/or behavioral science principles, laws and research?)
None available
Comments and Evidence-Based Updates on the CAT
None available