Thanks to the popularity of Chinese software for design and tooth tissue restoration engineering technology in recent years, many dental clinics, laboratories or denture manufacturers have purchased 3D printers. Digital information technology can be combined with 3D printers to bring a high-precision, low-cost, high-efficiency, and customized production chain of standardized products to the industry.
Many dental clinics or laboratories use dental resin 3D printers to make dental models of patients' teeth. The three-dimensional data required to make the model can be directly scanned in the oral cavity, or indirectly scanned in the traditional physical model. The three-dimensional model of the tooth can be used as a mold to assist traditional methods in making full crowns and dentures. The customization of these applications can optimize the medical process and reduce the suffering of patients.
Simply share some applications of 3D printers in the medical field.
1. Surgical guide. Dental implant surgery digital 3D printing guide template, also known as implant surgery 3D printing guide plate, is a personalized teaching auxiliary analysis tool that accurately transmits the implant management plan designed in the preoperative virtual environment to the patient's oral cavity. It can help student clinicians to accurately cost control the placement of implants in a position, direction, angle or even depth, assisting doctors in implant placement, so that the final implant restoration can be unified with the ideal preoperative design work plan, and effective methods are reduced , Operation risk, shorten the treatment time.
2. Reshape the bracket and cast the crown. The use of 3d printers for the production of stent flip molds is also a major advancement in the dental field. The production of traditional dental crowns and dentures requires the process of taking molds, turning molds and making them, which takes a long time and requires a high level of technology. It may also require patient trial and error to extend treatment time. The 3d printer can digitally scan, recast and even print directly, reducing errors, shortening production time, and avoiding human errors.
3. The application of oral aesthetics. With the improvement of oral treatment technology and the public's attention to the oral cavity, oral aesthetics treatment has received more and more attention in oral medicine. This has also led to more and more attention to the application of 3D printers in its field. For example, 3D printers often appear in treatments such as invisible braces and tooth veneers. Through all-digital medical treatment, oral scan and facial scan data are used to replace the steps of model collection and photo collection. A more comprehensive and detailed treatment plan can be formulated more accurately according to the patient's condition. The model can be directly printed with a 3D printer, avoiding traditional methods. The error that comes.
In addition, dental instruments produced by 3D printing information technology companies are also used. Compared with traditional dental appliances, 3D printed transparent appliances are not only invisible, but also more suitable for patients' tooth conditions at various stages of development during the process of orthodontic work. Compared with the traditional analysis and adjustment methods that rely on dentist experience data, this kind of behavior modification education technology research has more advantages.