Dentistry is one of the many industries to be heavily influenced by 3D printing. 3D printing has revolutionized the industry, and the technology has been used in various procedures from fixing broken teeth to making flossing easier.
The industry is predicted to be in billions by 2020 and by 2025 3D printing technology is expected to provide 60% of all dental production needs. Printing is done both in the dentist’s office and in labs, and it brings a new level of speed and ease to old procedures.
A broken tooth can be replaced or repaired with the help of 3D printing. Dentists can now take digital images of the damaged tooth, design the tooth repair and print the finished product in a 3D printer.
The same technology can be used to create dental implants like crowns, bridges, caps, dentures and more. 3D printing has enabled dentists to print orthodontic models in-house. And not just that, 3D printers can print the drill guides or surgical tools needed to complete certain procedures.
3D printing has brought down costs significantly for both dentists and patients. The technology has also ensured accurate end results and increased production capacity.
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