3D Printing in Dentistry

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Dentistry is also evolving the way technology is evolving. 3D printing is known as a disruptive technology that will change the way of manufacturing, the process involves production of three dimensional objects used in dentistry. 3D printing has been used in the fields of aerospace, defense, art and design, and it is becoming a subject of great interest to people in surgery. This technology has a special resonance with the dental field, and with the development of 3D imaging and modeling technologies (such as cone-beam computed tomography and intraoral scanning), and the use of CAD CAM technology in the dental field has a long history, it will become more and more important. .

3D printing is used in the production of drills for dental implants the production of physical models for restoration of teeth, orthodontics and surgery, the production of dental, cranio-maxillofacial and orthopedic implants, and the manufacture of implants for implants Covers and frames for objects and dental restorations. Let us discuss the various 3D applications available for dentistry and maxillofacial surgery.


The term 3D printing is often used to describe a manufacturing method that constructs an object one layer at a time, and then adds multiple layers to form the object. This process is more correctly described as additive manufacturing, also known as rapid prototyping.

However, the term “3D printing” is relatively new and has aroused public imagination. The use of 3D printing is hyped, and it is hailed as a disruptive technology that will change manufacturing forever.

One can see headlines in international media describing the use of 3D printing to produce everything from fashion to architectural models to armaments. However, the reality is different. Nowadays, 3D printed clothes can be uncomfortable, and 3D printed guns are dangerous to shooters. Although there are still many years to produce viable 3D printed organs, dental and oral and maxillofacial surgery have been using 3D printing for many years, and have accepted the use of digital manufacturing technology wholeheartedly, especially the use of computers. It also assists in design and manufacturing. Let us have a look at why 3D printing is important to dentistry, and why dentistry can inspire the development of 3D printing applications.

3D printing technology

From a mechanical point of view, 3D printers are usually very simple robotic devices. If there is no computer-aided design (CAD) software that allows the design of objects and entire components in a virtual environment, the device will get nothing. CAD software is common in industrial design, engineering and manufacturing environments, as well as in dental laboratories. It has even become a feature of many dental procedures. 3D imaging and modeling and CAD technology have greatly affected all aspects of dentistry. 3D printing makes it possible to accurately generate complex geometric forms at one time from various materials in local or industrial centers from digital data. Even now, almost all products we provide to patients can be completed by 3D printers, but no technology can meet all the needs of patients.

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