3D PRINTING: A REVOLUTION IN
DENTAL MEDICINE

3D printing is a modern technology that allows producing 3D objects from computer-aided (CAD) models. Recently, 3D printing has also spread into dental medicine, which has accelerated the development and optimized the work of dentists. In addition, they also use 3D scanners, which reduces the need for external collaborators. 3D technology enables even greater freedom and independence.

Why not take advantage of all these benefits?

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3D tiskanje dentalna medicina

BREAKTHROUGH OF 3D PRINTING

3D printers were initially quite limited in the areas of operation, as the range of materials was much smaller. They were also quite expensive. Nowadays, this is definitely no longer the case. With the revolution of various technologies, 3D printing has made a breakthrough in a lot of different industries.

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USING 3D TECHNOLOGY IN DENTAL MEDICINE

We will be talking more about 3D technology in dental medicine. How could 3D printing be useful for dentists and orthodontists?

Let’s refresh our memory and remember how it used to be. The dentist had to make an impression of the patient’s tooth and then wait for the others to provide him with a physical model, by which he oriented himself. Today, the dentist himself can scan the teeth with a 3D scanner. Instead of relying on others, he can design a new tooth, crown, or bridge using the software, and print them. The same applies to the work of an orthodontist, who can even make dental aligners all himself.

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3D tiskanje in dentalna medicina

WHAT COULD BE MADE USING A 3D PRINTER?

  • 3D PRINTED DENTAL ALIGNERS
  • 3D PRINTED DENTURES

  • CASTING PATTERNS

  • 3D PRINTED SURGICAL GUIDES

  • DENTAL MODELS

AN EASY WAY TO GET YOUR 3D MODELS

As already mentioned, a dentist or orthodontist can use an intraoral 3D scanner to obtain the necessary measurements to create a model of a tooth or denture. Using the software, they can design finished products according to the CAD model. Here, metal 3D printers also come into consideration. The latter mainly concerns crowns or bridges, but on the other hand, a dentist or orthodontist can make an actual physical model of a tooth or dentures, thereby testing the fit in reality. Such manufacturing is much more accurate, faster, and cheaper than traditional methods.

For such applications, resin 3D printers are the most suitable, as they achieve very smooth final surfaces, the most similar to the surfaces of our teeth. One of the latter is the new Shining3D AccuFab L4K.

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Auroscan-DS-EX Pro Shining3D 3D skener

SOME BENEFITS OF 3D PRINTING ARE THEREFORE SHOWN IN…

The patient definitely needs fewer visits and his dental care is completed much faster. The dentist’s or orthodontist’s work is faster and more efficient, and he can also treat more patients. The precision of 3D printed models enables a better quality of dental services. 3D technology in the ordination of a dentist or orthodontist reduces costs, enables independence, and increases the number of patients treated.

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