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Evaluating the Accuracy of 3D Printing Dental Models and Clear Aligners

By Dental Team / July 16, 2021

Custom products like dental models need scalable manufacturing processes. Practitioners use dental models for treatment planning and demonstration. Unfortunately, the traditional method for manufacturing dental models involves many costly and time-consuming steps. 3D printing offers a streamlined and scalable solution for rapidly manufacturing dental models from advanced resin-based materials. Dental models and other dental appliances…

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Why Bring 3D Printed Retainers Into Dental Labs and Practices?

By Dental Team / July 13, 2021

Digital dentistry workflows have included 3D printers since the late 1990s. Dental professionals saw the technology’s potential to create custom oral appliances at a rapid pace. However, the size and cost of early 3D printers prevented most dental labs and practices from adopting them for their operations. Now, material and hardware advancements have made 3D…

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3D Printer Dental Resin and Material Evaluation Guide

By Dental Team / July 7, 2021

Advanced printers have improved printing techniques and are compatible with new 3D printer dental resins. These advanced resins support a variety of dental applications, including clear aligners and retainers. 3D printing dental solutions enable new production methods and business models for practitioners and dental labs and require resources for evaluating the range of available 3D printer dental resins. The following comprises a short guide on selecting the best 3D printable resins for different dental appliances.

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Three Ways 3D Printing Supports Dental Manufacturing Companies

By Dental Team / June 30, 2021

Orthodontists and dental labs are using 3D printing technology to improve the quality of dental products. Dental devices like night guards, retainers, and surgical guides are custom and need to accurately fit the patient’s mouth. Traditionally, appliance manufacturers utilized labor-intensive manual methods to create custom products. It required orthodontists to create patient molds, ship them…

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Best 3D Dental Printer for Dental Labs and Practices

By Dental Team / June 25, 2021

Dental labs and offices spend a significant amount of time creating custom products for patients. With 3D printing dental solutions, practitioners can streamline production workflows and improve the patient experience. They need the best 3D dental printers that support multiple products, such as nightguards, retainers, aligners, and surgical guides. Dental practices and labs that want…

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3D Printing Dental Retainers: Evaluating Color, Fit, Cost, and Workflow

By Dental Team / June 16, 2021

3D printing dental retainers provide a much faster and cost-competitive option. However, there are concerns on 3D-printed retainers including color, clarity, and fit. Today’s advanced additive manufacturing systems allow greater control over color and clarity while providing an efficient and streamlined workflow for 3D printing dental retainers.

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How to 3D Print Dental Study Models

By Dental Team / June 9, 2021

With recent advancements in additive manufacturing machines, 3D-printable resins, and 3D printing dental software, practices and labs can use 3D printers to produce dental study models faster than the traditional casting process. 3D printing replaces the many steps in traditional model manufacturing with a fast and easy printing process that yields a more accurate product.

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Four Benefits of 3D Printing Orthodontic Study Models

By Dental Team / June 2, 2021

With a long fabrication process, it’s desirable to cut down production time and eliminate some steps without sacrificing accuracy. 3D printing is an alternative to the traditional process used to fabricate study models. It offers numerous advantages, reducing cost and discomfort for patients, and contributing to more desirable treatment outcomes.

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Five Benefits of Using a 3D Printing Dental Lab

By Dental Team / May 25, 2021

Today, lab/practice partnerships are more beneficial with the accessibility of 3D printers. Advanced 3D printing solutions produce devices with a faster turnaround time than traditional and even legacy 3D printing methods. The innovative resins and resin-printing techniques used by modern 3D printers offer industry-leading strength, accuracy, and transparency leading to better end products.

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The Benefits of 3D-Printed Orthodontic Retainers

By Dental Team / May 13, 2021

3D printing technology improves the retainer creation process by accelerating product turnaround time, eliminating the need for dental molds, and allowing orthodontists to produce retainers in-house.

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