System and method for mass custom manufacturing of dental crowns and crown components

  • US 8,751,031 B2
  • Filed: 12/30/2008
  • Issued: 06/10/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/06/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of Mass Custom Manufacturing of dental crowns and crown components comprising the steps of:

  • obtaining a single master electronic file including a virtual model including a final external shape of a virtual ideal tooth replacement of a restoration for a patient;

    utilizing said master file to manufacture in a coordinated, sequential, simultaneous or partly simultaneous and partly sequential, manner, from end-stage materials, two or more components of a single artificial tooth of a dental restoration; and

    wherein said two or more components of said dental restoration mate together to make up a single artificial tooth of a dental restoration;

    orwherein at least one of said two or more components is utilized to make one or more pieces that mates together with at least one other of said two or more components to make up a single artificial tooth of a dental restoration.

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