Dentist’s jaw-dropping scans make drilling easier
Stratasys Asia Pacific, a global provider of additive manufacturing solutions, says a Singapore-based dental clinic is using 3D printing in its dentistry workflow, improving the accuracy of their dental implant surgery.
The 3D printed surgical guide pinpoints the location and angle for drilling during surgery.
To speed up pre-surgical preparation and eliminate the outsourcing cost of surgical guide production, T32 uses an Objet Eden260V with PolyJet 3D printing technology to create accurate surgical guides for implant surgeries.
Adoption of 3D printing technology has provided a quick return on investment for the firm.
“Evaluation of treatment plans has become much faster and more precise. Customized surgical guides are 3D printed and placed onto the patient's teeth before surgery, pinpointing the exact angle and depth needed for the procedure, ensuring correct placement of the implant,” said Keng Mun Wong, founder and managing director from T32 Dental Centre.
“Having an in-house 3D printer allows us to minimize the time needed to create the surgical guides. We can now 3D print the guides at the clinic within a few hours.”
For complex cases, precise copies of the patient's jaw are 3D printed for pre-surgery surgical trials. With a better understanding about the procedures, patients become more confident and less stressed about upcoming surgeries.
Objet Eden260V is a 3D printing system using PolyJet 3D printing technology, that offers suite of dental materials specifically engineered to meet the requirements of dental applications.