One of the latest inventions in modern medicine is 3D printing. This impressive technology is being fine-tuned to create replacement parts for nearly every part of the body, including the teeth! In fact, 3D printing in restorative dentistry is leading the way for other medical fields. To date, millions of crowns, bridges, dentures and implants have been created using 3D printing technology.
3D printers have brought dental care into a whole new era. In the past, patients had to wait weeks for their dentures or crowns to be ready or endure lengthier or more invasive procedures to accommodate for the guesswork in dental implants. Now, dentists have access to a completely digital and highly efficient system when it comes to replacing missing or damaged teeth.
3D Printing offers the following advantages for patients who need restorative dentistry:
Patients no longer have to sit in the dental chair with a mouth full of cold, gooey material for their impressions. Instead, data is taken from an advanced digital imaging system that scans the entire mouth (bone, tissues and nerves) in a matter of seconds. The 3D images are used to create an exact surgical plan and pattern without the patient ever having to get out of his or her “comfort zone.”
The 3D printer performs on the digital commands that are sent straight from cone beam scanning results. There’s little to no guesswork when it comes to planning for dental implant placement or creating a perfect-fit crown. With in-house technology that works seamlessly together, there is also little room for error. This allows patients to receive more accurate results – which means more comfortable and longer-lasting restorations.
With a click of a button, the 3D printer can custom craft restorations by chiseling material from a block of dental composite. Typically, the milling machine is approximately the size of a large microwave oven. The process is quick and often performed while the patient waits. The efficiency gives major strides of advancement from the past methods of using an off-site dental lab or waiting weeks for prosthetic teeth to come in.
When it comes to replacing your teeth, you deserve the best. Choose Red Oak Family Dentistry for the best in modern dentistry. Our advanced dental technology, such as Cone Beam imaging, surgical planning software and 3D printing, can revolutionize the way you receive dental implants.
Posted on Behalf of Red Oak Family Dentistry
5345 W University Dr, #200
McKinney, TX 75071