With the continuous progress of science and technology and the continuous development of the dental industry, many emerging technologies continue to enter the dental field, making the whole dental enter a new field of digital treatment. In fact, as early as more than 10 years ago, the dental industry began to use 3D printing technology to help dentists diagnose and treat and help patients shorten the course of treatment.
At present, 3D printing technology has been applied to various suitable fields in dental medicine, such as printing dental molds, crowns, temporary teeth and so on. The 3D printing technology used is mainly light curing technology, such as DLP and LCD. These two light curing technologies are most widely used in the dental field. So, how do dentists or doctors use 3D printing technology to diagnose and treat patients? Let's talk about the applications of professional dental 3D printers
in the dental field:
1. Manufacturing crowns
Although our human teeth are one of the strongest organs in the body, it is always possible to break or directly break them by accident. At this time, when we go to the dental clinic or hospital, the doctor often suggests filling teeth, that is, replacing the broken part with a new crown. However, there is a difficulty here, that is, everyone's tooth condition is different. To make a crown that meets the patient's needs, it needs to repeatedly compare whether the new crown meets the patient's condition. At the same time, the traditional crown making method has many processes and the manufacturing cycle often takes 6 to 7 days. This not only makes patients pay a long time to wait, but also the price is very high.
When 3D printing is used, it is different. Dentists can scan the patient's oral cavity with 3D scanner, and can quickly get the patient's oral and dental data. They will no longer need repeated confirmation as before. After the patient's oral tooth data is obtained, it can be imported into the corresponding software to produce the patient's three-dimensional data. According to the displayed three-dimensional data, a 3D printer is used to print the dental crown in line with the patient's situation. The whole process takes only 30 minutes to 1 hour. For example, dj89, a professional dental light curing 3D printer of paiwei, is used. Dj89 uses LCD light curing technology. It takes only 17 minutes to print the crown, which greatly shortens the diagnosis and treatment time of patients and saves costs.
2.Manufacturing dental molds
For dentists, dental models can not only better directly observe the teeth of patients, but also help dentists better find the accurate incision position and increase the success rate of surgery before surgery. Making dental molds is quite simple, or just scan the patient's mouth with a scanner and print it with a dental 3D printer.
3.Manufacture of night guards and aligners
The most common applications of 3D printing in dentistry are fully transparent aligners and night protective devices. This process requires a dentist or orthodontist to scan a patient's teeth, and then apply domain software to generate a 3D solid model of his teeth. In order to make a model, two methods are generally used. The first is to print the solid model of the patient's teeth as is. In this case, the application field vacuum forms a plastic sheet on the solid model. It will be the aligner later. Second, the doctor can also use the solid model of the patient's teeth to model the aligner itself, and then print it out. This will require an Ultra HD dental 3D printer with special resin.
The main advantage of using 3D printing to produce night protection and aligners is speed. Mass production takes only a few hours. The technology also makes each product more accurate because it is created by accurately scanning the patient's teeth.
The above three points are the main applications of dental 3D printers in the industry. Of course, there are not only these three points and, but also many applications such as orthodontic dental molds, teaching models, dentures, cast crowns, artificial gums, denture bases, temporary teeth, etc. 3D printing technology is used. Due to space reasons, the school does not focus on the three main applications, If you want to know more about professional dental 3D printers, please continue to pay attention. Paiwei will bring you more knowledge about 3D printing.