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3D Printing and the Dental Crown Manufacturing Process

By Dental Team / April 14, 2021

In the past, digital workflows used a combination of CAD/CAM software and CNC milling to make crowns. 3D printers could not make permanent crowns because the materials did not have the appropriate mechanical properties, and there was poor accuracy or fit. With recent advancements in 3D-printable resins, 3D printers can produce permanent crowns that meet mechanical property requirements and make them faster and more cost-effectively than CNC milling. 3D printing is streamlining the dental crown manufacturing process and can benefit labs and dental practices.

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3D Printing Clear Aligners: In-house vs. Outsourcing

By Dental Team / April 7, 2021

Advancements in 3D printing technology are improving the production of clear aligners. Today’s 3D printing solutions are widely available to both dental labs and private practices. Orthodontists can now choose between outsourcing aligner production to a lab or
in-house production.

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Four Advantages of 3D Printing in Dentistry

By Dental Team / March 16, 2021

3D printing has been leading advancements in dental technology. It has enabled the clear aligner industry to reach a 2.31 billion dollar market size, quickened the turnaround production time of oral devices, and raised dental models’ accuracy. Dental industry professionals can benefit from integrating 3D printing solutions into their workflows.

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3D Printing in Dentistry: Outsourcing, Bringing In-house, or Both?

By Dental Team / March 9, 2021

3D printing technology is transforming the dental industry for providers and patients. Both dentists and orthodontists have been leveraging 3D printers to create durable, customized appliances with increased frequency year after year. Studies show that between 2017 to 2023, the dental 3D printing market will be growing at a CAGR of 23.2 %, beginning the…

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3D printed dental surgical guide

Three Benefits of a 3D-Printed Dental Surgical Guide

By Dental Team / February 24, 2021

3D printing dentistry solutions make it easier to produce custom products like dental prosthetics, implants, and surgical equipment such as guides. Surgical guides are becoming a standard tool to assist implant procedures, reduce surgery duration, and reduce the risk of complications. With advanced 3D printing systems, dental surgical guides are more affordable and accurate than ones made with traditional processes.

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Applications of 3D Printing in Dentistry

By Dental Team / February 17, 2021

With the increasing availability of advanced materials for 3D printing, the range of printable dental appliances continues to expand. Applications of 3D printing in dentistry already include implants, models, guides, surgical tools, and PPE. Dental care providers utilizing such applications are enabling faster, more responsive service and better patient care.

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Clear aligners

3 Applications for 3D Printing in Orthodontics and Oral Devices

By Dental Team / January 20, 2021

The traditional method used to produce oral devices is time-consuming and inconvenient for patients. It is a multi-appointment process that involves creating manual, oral impressions and outsourcing them to a dental lab for fabrication. Device turnaround can take 2 to 4 weeks to complete. Dentists can accelerate the process by switching to a digital workflow that utilizes an intraoral scanner and 3D printer. Intraoral scanners eliminate the need for manual, oral impressions, and 3D printers produce oral devices more quickly than conventional processes.

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How to Develop High-Quality Night Guards and Retainers With 3D Printing

By Dental Team / October 21, 2020

3D printing is a viable manufacturing method for volume and customized production in a number of industries, including footwear, aerospace engineering, and dentistry. Used for the last 35 years, 3D printing eliminates several steps from the traditional production method, significantly accelerating development without compromising product quality. 3D printing night guards and retainers offers several benefits for patients and dentists, making it increasingly the preferred method for developing dental devices.

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The Future of 3D Printing in Dentistry Services

By Dental Team / October 7, 2020

Introduced three decades ago, 3D printing is transforming dentistry. The market for 3D-printed dental products is expected to reach $930 million by the end of 2025, driven by greater commercialization of printing systems, the need to customize dental products, and the availability of contract 3D printing services.

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