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3D printing has garnered a lot of attention for its innovative uses and integration in various industries. The attention is quite deserved since 3D printing allows for building very necessary devices quickly and cheaply. The cheaper a product is made, the less the eventual price of the product becomes to the consumer. And yes, dental appliances are products. 3D printing has now arrived in the dental world leading to unique improvements in the way quality dental appliances are produced.
The 3D Printer Use
Retainers are used for scores of different reasons. Regardless of what a retainer is intended for, making a retainer for a patient was traditionally performed by making a mold of the patient's mouth. A 3D printer replaces the old-time sloppy mold process. Dentists can produce effective retainers thanks to new 3D printing devices allowing for the creation of molds without the hassles and drawn out process.
Additional Expanded Uses of 3-d Printer Molds
Most may think the molds are designed solely to produce orthodontics-related retainers. A mold can be made for the mouth for a number of reasons. One purpose would be to produce mouth guards for athletes. Athletes who wish to protect their teeth should be thrilled about the arrival of 3D printing. The better the mouth guard is, the more protection the mouth guard can provide. A brilliantly produced mold can lead to an even more brilliantly designed mouth guards.
3D Printing and Cosmetic Dentistry
3D printing has also extended into other areas of dentistry. In particular, the world of cosmetic dentistry is getting an assist from the arrival of 3D printing devices. Traditional crowns are not so traditional anymore. Crowns can now made with 3D printers. A host of benefits may be gained from the use of a 3D printer to make a crown. A crown to end up with a much tighter and more reliable fit. The crown, itself, could prove to be more durable. And the increased speed in which the crown is manufactured is sure to please patients. Who wants to wait forever to have a crown fitted?
Enthusiasm about a Trip to the Dentist
Then there is the unseen and overlooked benefit. Added faith may go into trips to the dentist's office thanks to the innovations with 3D printing. Since 3D printing is a new and modern approach, patients may feel they are getting a better level of care since the methods are cutting edge.