The utilization of 3D printing technology in dentistry has significantly transformed the fabrication of dental models, offering precise, customizable, and time-efficient solutions. With 3D printing, dental practitioners can generate highly accurate replicas of patients’ teeth, gums, and jaw structures from digital scans obtained through intraoral scanners or cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). These printed models serve various purposes, including treatment planning, orthodontic appliance fabrication, and prosthodontic restorations.
By producing patient-specific dental models, clinicians can streamline workflows, optimize treatment outcomes, and enhance patient satisfaction.
Additionally, 3D printing enables the creation of intricate dental structures with exceptional detail and precision, improving the fit and function of restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures. Furthermore, dental laboratories and educational institutions benefit from 3D printing technology by facilitating efficient production processes and offering immersive learning experiences for dental students.