Complete Dentures Fabricated with CAD/CAM Technology and a Traditional Clinical Recording Method


  • Nadica Janeva Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Skopje
  • Gordana Kovacevska Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Skopje
  • Edvard Janev Faculty of Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Skopje



complete denture, CAD/CAM, complete digital denture, traditional clinical recording method, digital dentistry


The introduction of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology into complete denture (CD) fabrication ushered in a new era in removable prosthodontics. Commercially available CAD/CAM denture systems are expected to improve upon the disadvantages associated with conventional fabrication. The purpose of this report is to present the workflow involved in fabricating a CD with a traditional clinical recording method and CAD/CAM technology and to summarize the advantages to the dental practitioner and the patient.


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Janeva N, Kovacevska G, Janev E. Complete Dentures Fabricated with CAD/CAM Technology and a Traditional Clinical Recording Method. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2017 Oct. 6 [cited 2022 Dec. 6];5(6):785-9. Available from:



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