3D printing has transformed multiple industries over the past decade. Dental care is among them, particularly the ability to create restorations with increased speed and accuracy.

DuraPro Health keeps on top of what dental professionals need, helping you meet service and procedural demands. Whether for offering same-day crowns or another more precise restorative service, consider the benefits and functions of 3D digital dental printers.

About Digital Dental 3D Printers

For restorative procedures, dentists have had to take a mold to send to a third-party laboratory to construct a crown, bridge or set of implants. 3D digital printing streamlines this process, allowing you to create these restorations in house. Computer technology and CAD/CAM files help generate restorations with a greater deal of precision and in less time. Adjustments can also be made in your office, with little-to-no wait times for the patient.

With a 3D digital printer, this process entails:

  • Taking an impression of the patient’s mouth, starting with an intraoral scanner.

  • Importing the image to CAD/CAM software to create a design.

  • Creating a template for printing with the CAD/CAM file.

  • Preparing the restoration for the procedure.

In dentistry, 3D digital printers use three types of technology. Stereolithography (SLA) solidifies liquid resin with a laser beam. A more affordable solution, digital light processing (DLP) replaces the laser with a digital projector. Material jetting layers the resin into a mold-like tray, where it’s instantly cured.

3D Dental Printing for Your Office

Considering this efficiency, 3D digital dental printers accommodate a range of procedures. These include generating crowns, bridges and dentures in office, creating clear aligner, splint and retainer models and allowing for more custom surgical guides and casting.

Stay ahead in your field with 3D dental printing. Browse new and refurbished options now through DuraPro Health to equip your office.