D E N TA L D P R IN TIN G

MODERN DENTI
STRY

Theuseofaddit
ivemanuf
actur
ingor3D pr
int
ingt
echnol
ogy
inthedent
alindust
ryi
sseenasthemoderndenti
str
y.

I
n2015,t
headdi
ti
vemanuf
acturi
ngmar ketf
ort
hedent
al
i
ndus
trywaswor
th$780mill
ionperyear.

Smartt
echpubl
ishi
ngexpect
sthe3D pr
inti
ngmarketi
nthe
dent
alfiel
dwil
lreachmorethan$3.
1bill
ionby2020.

Envis
ionTEC,oneofthel
eadi
ngcompani
esindent
al3D pr
int
ing,repor
teda75%
sal
esgrowthi n2016compar
edto2015andshowsnosignsofslowingdown.

THEFUTUREOFORTHODONTI
CS

3D pri
ntingindent
istr
yort hedigi
taldent
ist
ryhascombinedoralscanningandCAD wit
hamazing3D
pri
nterstocreat
estonemodel s,or
thodonti
cappli
ances
,crowns
,bridges,del
iver
yandposi
ti
oni
ngtr
ays
,
cl
earaligner
sandretainer
s.
I
talsoprior
iti
zescustomizat
ionasoneoft
hebenefitsof3D pri
nteddentali
mplant
s.Sincepeopl
e
havedi
ff
erentdenti
ti
on,itwouldbesomucheas
iert
ouseadditi
vemanufactur
ingi
ndoingit.
Di
git
aldent
ist
r sspr
yi eadi
ngwi
deandf
astbecaus
eiti
scos
t-ef
fect
iveands
avest
ime.
Therearethr
eeimportantmater
ial
sthatar
eimportanti
ndigit
aldent
ist
ry:Dental3D s
canners ,which
aredesi
gnedtocapt
ureinthr
eedimensi
onsthepat
ient’
sdenture,t
hesof
tware,anddent al3D print
ers.

EXAMPLESOFDENTAL
MODELING SOFTWARE
EXAMPLESOFDENTAL D PRI
NTERS

Obj
et30Or
thoDes
k For
m2 Gi
antAr
m D200
(
Geeet
ech)

DI
GITALDENTI
STRYPRODUCTS

D PRI
NTED BRACES Ther
ehasbeenmany3D pr i
nt edbracescr
eat
edbuttheonethattheresear
chersf
rom
theKingAbdull
ahUniversi
tyofScience&Technol
ogyinSaudiArabi
aaredevelopi
ng,
the“smar
t3D pri
ntedbraces”,aremakingwavesi
nthemoder ndenti
str
y.

D PRI
NTED ALI
GNERS Al
igner
sandr
etai
ner
sal
ikear
eexpens
ive,t
hisi
swhymos
tpeopl
eoptt
o3D pr
intt
hem
butones ucces
sfulcr
eatori
sAmosDudley.Hei
sacol
legest
udentoft
heJ
ers
eyI
nst
itut
e
ofTechnologywhocr eat
ed/3D pr
int
edhi
sownali
gnersf
oronl
y$60.

D PRI
NTED DENTAL Repl
aci
ngt
oot
hwi
th3D pr
int
edones
.
I
MPLANTS
D PRI
NTED DENTURES I
tisal
sopos
sibl
eto3D pr
intcompl
etedent
ures
,wi
thgum and
t
eet
h,whi
chhavet
obepr
int
edwi
thbi
ocompat
ibl
emat
eri
als
.

D PRI
NTED CROWNS Oneofthemostcommonpr ocedur
esdonebydent
ist
s
us
ingaddit
ivemanuf
act
uri
ng.

DENTALAPPLI
ANCES 3dpr
int
ingisal
sousedtocreat
eotherdentalappl
iances
andmater
ial
stohel
pcreatemor epr
oducts
.

SAMPLEMATERI
ALSUSED FORDENTAL D PRI
NTI
NG

E-
DENTUREMATERI
AL E-
ORTHOSHAPE
i
sanFDA-approved,biocompat
ibl
e i
sal i
ght-
curedmi cr
o-hybr
id
Cl
assII
amateri
alsuit
abl ef
or3D fill
eddentalcrownandbr i
dge
pri
nti
ngal
ltypesofdent ur
ebases
. dentalmateri
alforl
ongterm
temporar
ies.

E-
GUM E-
ORTHOSHAPE
i
susedtocreat
eflexi
blegingi
val i
sagr eyABS-li
kemat
eri
al
masksf
oruseincombinat
ion t
hatpr i
ntsin100
wit
h3D pr
inteddent
almodels micr
onl ayer
s.

Sour
ce:Scul
pteo,Javel
in-
tech,Ani
waa,Envi
sion-
Tec