Den­tist’s jaw-drop­ping scans make drilling eas­ier

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - 3D TECHNOLOGY -

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.

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