Weighted mandibular complete denture fabricated by using selective laser melting: A clinical reportThe rehabilitation of patients with severely resorbed mandibular ridges can be a clinical challenge when rehabilitation with endosteal implants is not the elected treatment. Historically, weighted mandibular complete dentures have been used successfully to manage patients with severely resorbed ridges, and the weight of their cast metal has been calculated by using the weight of the wax and the density of the alloy. This clinical report presents the management of an 87-year-old woman with a severely resorbed mandibular ridge by using a weighted mandibular complete denture fabricated by using selective laser melting (SLM) technology in which the weight of the metal base was calculated by using the volume of the digital file used for manufacture.
The use of selective laser melting in the fabrication of maxillary and mandibular metal base complete dentures for a patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: A clinical reportEhlers-Danlos syndrome is a rare hereditary disorder of the connective tissue that can have oral manifestations that can complicate the prosthodontic rehabilitation of edentulous patients. Intraoral features such as fragile mucosa, impaired healing, limited intraoral space, and a deep palatal vault can compromise treatment with conventional complete dentures. This clinical report describes the management of a 30-year-old edentulous man with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome by using metal base complete dentures fabricated with selective laser melting (SLM) technology.