Offering the ability to cut production times, increase efficiency and standardize high levels of accuracy across the board, the digital production of dental models and parts is rapidly becoming the standard production method for dental laboratories.
How does 3D Printing Help Dental Labs?
So what is digital dentistry exactly? Well, it's actually a combination of technologies: oral scanning, CAD/CAM design and 3D printing. Together, these technologies gives dental labs the ability to accurately and rapidly produce stone models, delivery trays, surgical guides, orthodontic appliances, veneers and partials try-ins, clear aligners, retainers and more..
With a 3D printing system doing the work that used to be painstakingly done by hand, dental labs can eliminate the 'human' bottleneck and instead, allow the business to expand and stay ahead of the competition. Many dental labs report that moving to digital production has enabled them to reduce model/part fabrication times by 60-80% and increase output per technician by 100-200%.
These are serious figures to take note of if you're a dental lab looking to up customer satisfaction and grow the business.
Objet at International Expodental Rome – Hall 9, Stand D12
Tomorrow – October 6th, Objet will be showcasing its digital dental 3D printers and materials, including a new transparent bio-compatible material – at the International Expodental in Rome, Hall 9, Stand D12. All visitors are welcome to the stand to test and feel the dental models on display.
In the clip below, Don Albensi explains exactly how 3D printing has cut his lab's dental restoration cycle from 5-7 days to just 2-3 days!