How 3D printing is revolutionising the dental industry

Orthodontic models used to be made by pouring the models with actual stone. This means that the quality of the finished dental models would depend entirely on the skills of the technician. The traditional method makes it extremely difficult and costly to produce high-quality dental models as there is a higher chance for potential errors.

Now, with 3D printers, even delicate structures can easily be recreated as dental models are built layer-by-layer while the entire process is completed using a software program. Just scan the dental impression, design the model with any dental requirements or specifications and it's ready to be 3D printed. With just a fraction of the cost, there is no need to pour your models with stone and wait around for them to dry.

Compared to a plaster model, a dental 3D-model is a much more stable, durable, and precise alternative. Digital technologies allow for a simpler work-flow, fewer errors, and a reduced amount of labour, which will save both time and money.