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Talking About The Application Of 3D Printing In Oral Field

Aug 15, 2019

With the improvement of people's economic life, cultural consumption level and oral health, the development of stomatological hospitals and stomatology has been significantly improved in recent years. Equipment, manpower and other inputs have increased, coupled with some misconceptions about oral care and treatment in the past, the number of patients with oral problems has increased in recent years (according to statistics, the average rate of dental caries is more than 80%, adult periodontal The average rate of illness is over 90%), and the demand for oral medical technology services is also increasing rapidly. The application of 3D printing in the oral cavity is also constantly breaking through. The in-depth customization of these applications and the optimization of the medical process can reduce the suffering of patients.

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Let's talk a little bit about 3D printing in several aspects of oral medical applications.

Surgical guide

Dental implant surgery digital 3D printing guide template, also known as 3D printing implant surgical guide, referred to as "guide", is a personalized surgical aid that accurately transfers the preoperative virtual design of the implant solution to the patient's mouth.

 

It can help clinicians accurately control the position, direction, angle and even depth of implant placement during surgery, assist doctors in implant placement, and achieve the ultimate implant restoration and ideal design before surgery, effectively reducing surgery. Risk, shorten treatment time.

Crown, bracket casting

The application of crown and stent casting in dentistry is also common, but traditional craftsmanship often requires a process of taking a mold, turning over a mold, making a denture or a crown. It takes a long time and requires a high production master. . It may also need to be adjusted through the trial of the patient, and the treatment process is quite long.

Now through digital scanning, combined with 3D printing technology, overmolding and even direct metal printing, it can effectively reduce errors, reduce production time and avoid manual errors.

 

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Oral aesthetics application

With the improvement of oral treatment technology and the public's attention to the oral cavity, oral aesthetic treatment has also paid more and more attention to oral aesthetic treatment. Therefore, the application of 3D printing in the field of orthodontics has also received more and more attention.

 

For example, nowadays, 3D printed figures can be seen in the treatment of dental veneers and invisible braces. Through all-digital medical treatment, using intraoral scan and facial scan data instead of model collection and photo collection steps, more precise and detailed treatment plans can be made according to the patient's condition, and the model can be directly printed out through the 3D printer to avoid the process of traditional method's Error.