3D printer used to help rebuild jaw of High Easter man

PUBLISHED: 09:00 14 January 2017

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A 3D printer has rebuilt a High Easter man’s jaw from scratch after he crashed face-first and ripped it off in a motorbike accident.

George Boden had no bottom teeth and his mouth was the size of a walnut, after plastic surgeons had crafted him a new jaw made from shoulder bone, a titanium plate, and a piece of skin.

To understand in minute detail about George’s mouth and to give him a more natural outcome, his surgeon, Iain Hutchinson, used a 3D printer working from a model generated by a CT scan to replicate the jaw.

They used this plan to give him custom teeth and stretch his mouth correctly.

Speaking to the BBC, George said: “I was out for a training spin, looked at my watch and the next minute I’d slammed into a piece of machinery around the corner.

“It’s not a good idea to hit something with your chin at 30mph, which is exactly what I did.

“It ripped the whole of my jaw off.”

He told them in light of the new technology, he had more hope.

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