Formlabs 3D Printer
The newest technologies that are being developed are pretty incredible. One that you may be familiar with is 3D printing. Rather than printing a picture on a page, this technology prints 3-dimensional objects. This technology is becoming more common and even has applications in the field of dentistry. At Susquehanna Oral and Facial Surgery and Dental Implant Center, we utilize a 3D printer to help us provide you with a much higher quality of care.
What is a 3D Printer?A 3D printer is a type of technology that allows us to custom create dental restorations, molds, and more from a 3D scan of your mouth. Rather than carving the image out of a block of ceramic, like CAD/CAM technology, a 3D printer prints objects one layer at a time. With a 3D printer, we can print objects, whether they be a dental restoration, an orthodontic appliance, or model, from a variety of different materials. The 3D printer can even replicate the smallest details in your teeth for a much more realistic appearance.
The process is fairly simple. First, we take a digital scan of your mouth. The scan is displayed on a computer monitor, and we can use specialized software to design the restoration, model, or mockup. Once our design is complete, we send the information to the 3D printer. Within just a few hours, the fabrication of the item is complete.
Uses for a 3D Printer in a Dental OfficeThere are several uses for a 3D printer in the dental office. Uses include:
Benefits of the 3D PrinterThere are many benefits to using a 3D printer.
If you are interested in learning more about our 3D printer, and how you can benefit from this incredible technology, call Susquehanna Oral and Facial Surgery and Dental Implant Center today at (570) 323-1900.