3D Printing Splints & Occlusal Guards
Produce Affordable Completely Digital Occlusal Splints
Occlusal splints are usually prescribed for therapeutic and preventive reasons, but due to misfit, cost, and a tedious workflow, they are under-prescribed. With digital workflows and 3D printing, it’s now possible to manufacture affordable, high-quality occlusal splints in your dental practice or laboratory.
The Digital Workflow for 3D printing Occlusal Splints
Collect patient anatomy digitally using an intraoral scanner, or scan a physical model or impression using a desktop scanner.
Import the scan data into CAD software and design the treatment.
3. 3D Print
Import the designed CAD file into PreForm print preparation software for print setup and send it easily to a Formlabs printer.
Wash, dry, and post-cure printed parts using Form Wash and Form Cure.
5. Polish & Finish
Remove support structures, lightly grind the splint to smooth any remaining imperfections, and polish it to shine.
The finished splint is for delivery to the dentist for fitment chairside.
3D Printing Splints and Occlusal Guards With the Form 2
What Our Customers Say About Working With the Form 2
“We use the Form 2 for the manufacturing of bite splints. Its accuracy is comparable to more expensive DLP printers with its software PreForm being extremely user-friendly. The production time of 3D printed splints is by far more cost-effective than with a milling unit.” – Marcel Reymus, DDS, Assistant Professor at the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Periodontology at the University Hospital of Munich, Germany
Webinar: Create Occlusal Guards and Splints With 3D Printing: Workflow Deep Dive
In this webinar, walk through the business considerations and production workflow with Formlabs dental product manager Sam Wainwright, and learn more about the time and cost savings of creating dental appliances with 3D printing.
Watch the recording to learn:
- How to set up a digital production workflow in your office or lab
- What to look for in scanners, software, and 3D printers
- ROI benefits for your lab or office
One Printer, Many Dental Indications
Explore other dental indications and applications that are possible on the Form 2.