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3D Printing in Dentistry

Dental 3D printing is becoming a dominating production method in the dental industry

In the past, the use of CAD/CAM was widely used but, at times, produced an incompatible result causing pain and vomiting. Most dentists, laboratory owners, technicians and technicians agree that digital impressions and production will replace traditional methods of making dentures, partial teeth, bridges and crowns. It offers friendly materials and high degree of accuracy, significantly reducing the associated pain and discomfort reported by some patients. patients enjoy getting a beautiful crown brace on the first visit to the dentist with minimum pain and discomfort.

Patient friendly dental materials

CAD/CAM materials used ceramics while 3D printing works with non-precious metal alloys (CoCr, Ti alloy) in powder form that can be melted and layered using 3D printing (EP-M150T), then coated with ceramic, though this is a relatively new technique.

Overall Patient convenience

Overall 3D print speed is much faster than traditional CAD/CAM milling and, according to many technicians, is much easier and intuitive to master than CAD/CAM milling technique. Many dentists who own CAD / CAM milling machines use them only in ideal cases where a single posterior crown is required. Other restorations are sent to the dental laboratory for more reliable and detailed results.


Both CAD/CAM and 3D printing can produce accurate results, CAD/CAM techniques, however, are incapable of producing parts smaller them the tools used because the milling process is a removal production process. 3D printing, however, do not share this limitation because the work on an additive methos, so curves, holes, and small shapes are fine for 3D printers. In addition, you can print multiple parts at once, and printing produces little or no waste

Associated Cost

While the initial cost of an advanced 3D printer may be high, their price is constantly on the decline. Once owned, the average cost of each product is cheaper when comparing it to CAD/CAM Milling. For example, EPLUS3D EP-M150T, is capable of printing 550pcs crowns with only 1KG powder. The average cost of each crown is less than 1 dollar, which is significantly lower than CAD/CAM milling.

Bright Future

Despite it relatively young penetration into the dental industry, 3D dental printing is developing and growing very rapidly, offering dentists, laboratory owners, technicians and technicians economically effective options to optimize production and boost profits.

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