3D Printing Helping Create Smiles


While modern dentistry has advanced rapidly in recent years; not long ago, restoring missing teeth involved time consuming and invasive procedures, often with guesswork and follow up appointments for more tweaking. 3D printing, however, is changing modern dentistry, allowing dentists to restore missing teeth with pinpoint accuracy, while causing only minimal discomfort to patients.

3D printing is no stranger to dentistry and orthodontics. In 2013, 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys launched the Objet30 OrthoDesk 3D Printer which was designed for smaller orthodontic clinics.

With 3D printing, dentists are able to create molds for crowns, bridges or to use as surgical guides more easily and faster than ever before.

This month Stratasys has announced that optimized manufacturing pre-settings for its Objet30 OrthoDesk and Objet Eden 3D Printers have been added to the latest software release of 3Shape Implant Studio Implant Planning and Surgical Guides Design.

This latest release allows dentists to send digital models to Stratasys’ Objet30 OrthoDesk and Objet Eden 3D printers.

Dentists have been using 3Shape Implant Studio Implant Planning and Surgical Guides Design software to help with everything from dental implant planning to surgical guides.

The newly added pre-settings for the Stratasys Object-line 3D printer, allows for smoother, more accurate restorative processes, with excellent and promising results, and satisfied patients.

3Shape Implant Studio software is designed to bring together implant planning and prosthetics, combined with digital impressions, to create a more accurate planning process which can provide high quality prosthetic solutions, making for seamless dental repairs.

Avi Cohen, Director at Global Dental Stratasys, says that “Now is the time for dental labs to embrace new digital technology.”