Modern dentures are made of acrylic resin and other plastics. The time-consuming and labor-intensive analog workflow involves multiple patient visits and production steps. Denture manufacturing is a complex craft with a steep learning curve, and dental labs increasingly struggle to find technicians with advanced skills and expertise required to produce them. 3D printed digital dentures are a major step toward the overall simplification of the dental laboratory manufacturing process.
Using dental design software and 3D printing to manufacture dentures offers a number of instant advantages:
Low-cost production: Affordable hardware allows labs to expand production without adding substantial overhead.
Accurate, consistent, high-quality results: A directly 3D printed prosthetic means fewer steps and less variability — a more consistent workflow for a quality end product every time.
Intuitive, adaptable tools: The digital workflow fits into your traditional processes today and will be much easier to teach to tomorrow’s digitally-savvy dental lab technicians.
Simplified, fast remakes: Digital denture designs are reusable, shareable, modifiable, and easy to reproduce with 3D printing.
Truly custom teeth: Unlike pre-manufactured denture cards, digital dentures are completely patient-specific