3D printing technologies continue to grow and evolve. And as they do so, we’re finding new uses for it all the time.
Take, for example, dentistry.
A few years ago, no one would have thought that we could potentially print our own dental prosthetics or other items. No one would have thought we could create something that had the necessary detail and strength we needed with a 3D printer.
But here we are, and so far, we’re really happy with the results.
Digital dentistry is changing how we approach the creation of dental components, and 3D technology has advanced to the point that it is really making waves in the dental industry.
We have recently added the MoonRay Desktop 3D Printer to our arsenal of high-tech dental tools, a machine that is capable of delivering extreme accuracy, smooth surface finishes, and reliable speeds. (You can see all the really technical details of its capabilities here.)
Of course, adding this kind of technology isn’t just about detail, but it’s about meeting the demands of our patients and creating a more comfortable and efficient office experience.
What can we create in our office with this printer?
- Night guards
- Dental models
- Denture bases
- Surgical guides
- Clear aligners
- Crowns and bridges
We’ve previously discussed how our CEREC machine can mill new restorations for you in a single visit. This new printer allows us to extend our technological solutions even further to make your next office visit faster and better.
Why Adopt 3D Technology Now?
This gives us full control over the many dental processes, from the beginning to the end. We can use the CAD/CAM technology to create digital impressions, and specify the materials used in the crowns, guards, and dental models.
This is also a great opportunity to further improve how we communicate the dental possibilities with our patients, especially when we’re considering some cosmetic or restorative procedures.
The 3D scanning technology and software system means that we can move past showing before and after pictures of previous clients. Now we can scan the current situation and show you our projections for how we expect it to end up.
It’s all part of making your time in the office more productive, more comfortable, and giving you more reasons to share your beautiful, happy smile.
There is a lot of potential with this technology, and we invite you to come experience it for yourself.
Give us a call to learn more about the newest additions of San Diego and Solana Beach dental technology to our office and how they can help you get a healthier smile.