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What is dental 3D printing used for?


Piocreat 3D dental printing can provided a denture set, and replacement processes that are necessary for dental health. The industry is popular but expanding rapidly, so this list is growing all the time. 

3D Printed Night guards and Orthodontic Aligners

Anyone who has gone through the pure torture of wire and banded braces can understand how big of a deal aligners are.

They are plastic smooth surface trays that you wear in your mouth fitted over your teeth – the aligner doesn’t fit your current teeth exactly, but is in a stage of the shape you want your teeth to become so that it gently and gradually guides your teeth into their new places.

They’re replacing the obvious tugs of traditional braces with invisible straightening, so they present a great leap forward in personal orthodontics. And since you go through several aligners in stages to get to your final teeth settings, 3D dental printing cuts down on the time and cost it takes to get those done.

Plus, with 3D dental printing and additive manufacturing, you can now get an industrial grade manufacturing nightguard that will last you a much longer time than plastic ones you can buy at the drugstore.

Getting a nightguard 3D printed from your dentist will also ensure a much more personal fit, since it will be molded to your own teeth and not a generic set of sizes that may or may not account for your mouth’s true shape. They may be more expensive, but the custom fit and shape will cut back on how much you grind your teeth in so much more comfort, you won’t even notice it’s happening.

3D Printed Dental Crowns

Another orthodontic dental process that is traditionally burdensome but also a mainstream necessity is getting crowns and bridges, or having part or all of a tooth replace when it’s broken.

Instead of having to send out for a molding that could take several weeks, dentists can now equip themselves with a 3D printer that scans the broken tooth, adds in part needed to make the tooth whole, and 3D print it themselves, all in less than an hour. No external parts or labor necessary.

And depending on your coverage, this will cost either you or your dental insurance company a lot less. Either way, if you’re putting off getting any part of your tooth fixed because you don’t have the cash, see if your dentist offers 3D dental printing for their services – you’ll be surprised what they can do with that.

Surgical guides

Dentistry is one area where you don’t want to skimp on precision, and additive manufacturing with 3D printing is a huge asset to this area of need. One way it helps dentist professionals is by giving them the means to 3D print exacting guides for oral surgeries.

This is when a dentist scans a patient’s mouth to us computer drafting to add holes for the areas where they’ll be performing fixes.

Then they 3D print the surgery guide like an aligner, so it goes right over the person’s teeth, and use the gaps as their work areas without the fear of drilling or extracting the wrong thing. It’s a great way to help eliminate spatial errors and make sure everything’s ship-shape during delicate procedures.

3D Dental Models / Orthodontic Models

You don’t want your dentist to be trying something out for the first time on your mouth without plenty of practice first, and that’s where 3D printed dental models come in.

If your dental professional can print an exact replica of your teeth, they can have a perfect place for the trial and error that will ultimately prepare them for any and all details – both expected and not – that come up during procedure for dental implants

Any quirks that your teeth may be hiding, any unexpected hitches in equipment, any possibilities that things won’t exactly match your dentist’s expectations can be worked out in a harmless resin model that guides the surgeons to perfection by the time they touch you.

Plus, since these models aren’t meant to go into your mouth themselves, they don’t require special material, and the dentist can alter them as much as they want to experiment with technique and results. 3D dental printing is a great teaching tool.