3D Printed Digital Dentures
The First Truly Accessible Direct 3D Printed Dental Prosthetic
Formlabs is expanding access to digital dentures with an efficient, cost-effective manufacturing solution, Formlabs Digital Dentures. Class II long-term biocompatible Denture Base Resin and Denture Teeth Resin enable dental professionals to produce 3D printed dentures accurately and reliably. Digital denture manufacturing fits seamlessly into traditional clinical protocol, but is also ready for purely digital workflows once they become widely adopted.
The Digital Denture Workflow
Using a desktop laboratory scanner, scan the fully articulated poured model and wax-rim to collect patient anatomy.
Import the scan data into CAD software and design the denture digitally.
3. 3D Print
Bring the denture base and teeth designs into our nesting software, PreForm, for print preparation and easily send them to a Formlabs printer.
Wash the printed parts using Form Wash and remove supports.
Insert the teeth into the denture base, tack them together, and post-cure the denture in Form Cure to bond the parts together.
Polish at low speeds with pumice and at high speeds using hi-shine polish compound before the final quality control.
Benefits of a Digital Denture Workflow
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.
Low Cost, Fast Return on Investment
By bringing the removables department digital, dental labs can grow or expand production without adding substantial overhead. A full denture printed in Denture Base Resin and Denture Teeth Resin costs 80% less in materials than a traditional denture using denture cards and acrylic.
|Cost||Form 2||Traditional Denture Cards and Acrylic|
|Final denture, base and teeth||$10||$50|
Fast and Cost Effective Production
3D printing dentures on the Form 2 is efficient, fast, and reliable. Print large builds overnight and smaller builds during the day to reduce labor needs and maximize output. As production needs evolve, scale up without spending tens of thousands of dollars for each additional unit.
|Print Capacity and Speed||Form 2|
|1 full upper denture base||3 h 26 min|
|1 splinted teeth arch||1 h 58 min|
|8 denture teeth splinted (4 sets upper and lower)||5 h 21 min|
|8 denture bases (4 sets upper and lower)||9 h 50 min|
Webinar Deep Dive: How to Create 3D Printed Dentures
Watch our webinar to walk through a real life clinical case and the full digital denture workflow with Dr. Bradley A. Purcell and Sam Wainwright.
You'll learn the steps for going from a digitized patient model to 3D printed full denture on the Formlabs Form 2 desktop stereolithography 3D printer.Watch the Webinar Now
Certified Biocompatible Materials for 3D Printing Full Dentures
What Our Customers Say About Working With the Form 2
“The Form 2 is a cost-efficient way for our lab to 3D print digital dentures. Because of the printer’s affordability, it is easier to have multiple printers running with different resins. Integration with Formlabs Dashboard and using their support for 3D printed dentures will be a critical part of our removables department as we move forward.”
-JOSEPH LEE, CTO, FRIENDSHIP DENTAL LAB
One Printer, Many Dental Indications
The Form 2 enables cost-effective, mass-customized digital production of a wide range of dental products.