Three-dimensional Printing in Maxillofacial Surgery: Hype versus Reality

J Tissue Eng. 2018 Apr 20:9:2041731418770909. doi: 10.1177/2041731418770909. eCollection 2018 Jan-Dec.

Abstract

Three-dimensional printing technology is getting more attention recently, especially in the craniofacial region. This is a review of literature enlightening the materials that have been used to date and the application of such technology within the scope of maxillofacial surgery.

Keywords: 3D printing; facial reconstruction; maxillofacial surgery; surgical education.