3D printing can also help reduce wait times for dental prosthetics, such as night guards, dentures, splints and surgical guides, as they can be produced in-office rather than being sent off to an external laboratory.
With your digital scan on file should you lose or break your night guard, retainer or denture we can quickly reproduce your appliance. This results in faster and more convenient treatment for our clients.
Environmentally, the use of 3D digital scanning and printing in dentistry allows us to fabricate physical models and appliances on-a-demand basis, using only the amount of material needed. Utilizing this technology means that 3D printing can significantly reduce the amount of waste generated.