Rapid Prototyping is transforming the dental experience

Ever had the pleasure of a dental crown? The nice lady across the corridor from me didn’t. She recently had a dental crown installed that didn’t fit so well. She’s now had to take a couple of days off work to go back to the dentist to get it re-measured and re-fitted. Not a simple procedure, or cheap.

Digital dentistry is transforming all that. Using hand-held oral scanners instead of plate impressions – and a dental 3D printer rather than hand modeling, dental labs can replace the slow and inconvenient way they used to work with a faster, cleaner, and far more accurate method that makes better business sense for patients, dentists and labs alike.

Want to see exactly what 3D printing and digital dentistry can do? Carry on reading here.

Or check out this gallery of dental parts, where each model is rapidly and accurately created on an Objet 3D dental printing system.

For those interested in taking a closer look, why not visit us at LMT Lab Day East, 25-26 February 2011 in Chicago. Don’t forget to join us for some light refreshment and beer at the end of the show.

And for those in Europe: Visit us at IDS 2011, Cologne, Germany, 22-26th March. Hall 3.2, stand E-079.

See you all there!

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