Dentistry set to embrace 3D printing
Here’s another interesting application of 3D printing – dentistry. In fact application of 3D printing in this field makes sense as well, mainly because an integral part of dentistry is fitting that varies from case to case. Creating one time unique dental shape is the day-to-day business of dentists and 3D printing write fully fits in this role and aids the dentists accordingly. That's the prime reason behind the involvement of several large commercial 3D printer manufacturers in 3D printing market. But what exactly is the role of 3D printers in dentistry is worth knowing? Here are certain valuable benefits that dental companies get when they apply 3D printing in their work area. Generally speaking 3D printing:
Provides access to new industrially controlled and prefabricated output that are almost defect free
Traditionally speaking, dental technicians are referred to as artists. They rely on steady hands and expert eyes to prepare jaws, crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, veneers, and frameworks. No matter how refined their work is, there is always a decent scope of improvement when it comes to precision and time required for the desired output to come into being. That’s where 3D printing comes in as something which is more than handy. It comes with tools such as a 3D scanner, CAD/CAM software and off-course a 3D printer that yields an almost defect free output.
Yields higher quality and reproducibility
Since the lineaments of 3D printing are instruments which are extremely reliable, the outputs that the entire process yields are of considerably higher quality than those followed in traditional means. And not to mention, with CAD/CAM acting as a pivot around which 3D printing revolves, reproducibility is fast and accurate.
Brings considerably improved precision planning and efficiency to the fore
3D printing enables dental companies world over to maintain high dental model accuracy. This in turn aids them to precisely plan the targets that they intend to achieve over the course of time.
So it is safe to assume that sometime in the near future we may look back at 2012 as the year when the dental laboratory industry moved beyond the traditional manual workflow model towards an all-digital design and manufacture process that keeps 3D printing at its center of operation.
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