3D dental resin printing: advantages of technology

3D printing from dental resin

In recent years, the dental industry has achieved great success through the use of additive manufacturing. There are a number of industry applications of this technology, including, but not limited to, the development of dental models, prostheses, implants and crowns. For these reasons, the increased democratization of dental 3D printing gives a good development. According to a study by Markets and Markets published this year, dental 3D printing is expected to bring in $ 7.9 billion by 2027, an annual increase of 20.2%. Statistics that make sense if you look at the number of clinics and specialized centers that rely on the integration of 3D into their daily activities. This is especially true of the West Lake branch of Dental Doctor, located in Suzhou, China, which has approached the experts of the manufacturer RAYSHAPE to optimize their production processes and offer more accurate solutions.

The main obstacle in dentistry, which was also noted by the Dental Doctor clinic, is related to the manufacture and delivery of dental implants. They are a safe, effective and accurate type of implantation for the patient, which serves to replace missing teeth. Implants have strong mechanical properties and do not damage the rest of the natural teeth that make up the dentition. However, the problem is their high cost and long manufacturing time and integration with the patient. When patients have good oral health and need only one or two implants, the process is relatively simple. But when it comes to major reconstruction, such as half a tooth or a complete denture, it takes much longer, both for implantation and for recovery.

3D printing on resin in dentistry

Dental 3D printing is expected to bring $ 7.9 billion by 2027 (photo: RAYSHAPE)

Integration of additive production

Having identified this problem, West Lake Dental Clinic began to evaluate various possibilities. The goal was clear: to reduce the time of operation and production of the model, as well as to reduce the surgical trauma that accompanies it. As we know, 3D resin printing is one of the main processes used in the dental industry, followed by the manufacture of metal. In particular, the solution to the problem was found in the 3D printer Shape 1 Dental from the manufacturer RAYSHAPE, with which they were able to create surgical guides. Based on DLP technology, the machine is equipped with a UV lamp and has a print volume of 144 × 81 × 200 mm. Combining high speed and throughput at an affordable price, this solution is ideal for integration into dental clinics and laboratories. It also includes ShapeWare 3D printing software in the dental version. Dr. L.W. Chaosin from the clinic “Dentist” comments: ” The quality of RAYSHAPE 3D printed parts is very good and the accuracy meets our expectations. »

Thanks to the use of digital dental implant system based on DLP technology from RAYSHAPE, West Lake Clinic optimizes the entire process of surgical guides and dental implants to meet the needs of each patient. Dr. L.W. Chaosin explains: ” The design of the guides effectively reduces the operation time and reduces postoperative reactions. When a patient needs treatment to restore missing teeth, we can use this technology to create the perfect virtual implant before surgery. We then make a choice and judge in the software on the axial direction, depth, area distribution, diameter and length, and strength and shape of the implant. Finally, precise surgical guidance is used to make the connection between this restoration and the implant and to accurately replace the structure to achieve the desired result.. »

Advantages of 3D resin printing in the dental field

RAYSHAPE’s integration of DLP additive manufacturing systems has allowed Dental Doctor to take advantage of technology in its business. For example, at the operative level, the clinic can now simulate how to place an implant, as well as determine position, depth and orientation using a 3D-printed manual. According to Dr. L.V. Chaoxin, thanks to additive manufacturing, digital implantation uses minimally invasive technology in a short time so that patients can perform the operation comfortably, calmly and painlessly. In general, we can save a lot of time by printing 3D when creating manuals, even if they are complex or require more iterations. Improving the quality of parts is also an important aspect to ensure reliable, accurate results without errors. Another important point is the cost optimization caused by increasing customer engagement. Faster processes allow experts to focus more on customer service, and because they attract more customers, this results in lower depreciated costs of consumables and equipment.

Thus, Dental Doctor became one of the first dental clinics in China to launch technological, intelligent and digital projects. The Shape 1 Dental 3D printer has been updated to the Shape 1+ Dental version with new advanced features that allow you to better develop dental models. RAYSHAPE’s 3D printing solution has provided patients with a unique and intelligent treatment experience, and its effectiveness has exceeded expectations. If you want to learn more about the manufacturer’s technology, feel free to visit its website HERE.

Shape 1+ Dental now includes new features (photo: RAYSHAPE)

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