3D printing has been a huge step in the right direction for dental technology, making processes more accurate and faster – two benefits that are revolutionising the experience for both dentists and patients.
Dental implants are nothing new, and are used to restore function and aesthetics to the mouths of patients missing their natural teeth. The process requires thorough examinations and imaging, to determine if there is enough bone in the mouth to insert the implants, as well as the location of vital anatomic structures and accurate dimensions of the implant.
Find out how 3D printing is making the process a little easier on everyone involved.
3D printing is quickly taking the place of computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to create dental implants, veneers, crowns and more. The concept of 3D printing works in a similar way to the old inkjet printers people used to have at home, but instead of using ink and paper, 3D printers use raw materials such as plastics and composites.
While inkjet printers would apply one layer of print to the paper, 3D printers apply multiple layers one-by-one, in a process known as “additive manufacturing”. Let’s take a quick look at how this process is applied to implants.
3D printing has proved to be innovative in the dental industry as well as the wider health care industry. There are some great benefits for both the dentist and the patient.
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