3D Printed Dental Surgical Guides

Implant Surgery with Better Clinical Outcomes Made Affordable

The Digital Workflow for Dental Surgical Guides


1. Scan
Collect the anatomy of the patient's dentition digitally with an intraoral scanner, or scan an impression with a desktop scanner and collect the anatomy of the patient osteotomy with a CBCT or conebeam scanner.
2. Design
Import the scan data from the intraoral or desktop scanner and the CBCT scanner into CAD software to plan treatment and produce a guide.
3. 3D Print
Import the designed CAD file into PreForm print preparation software for print setup and send it easily to a Formlabs printer.
4. Prepare
Wash, dry, and post-cure the printed guide using Form Wash and Form Cure.
5. Polish and Finish
Remove support structures, lightly grind the guide to smooth any imperfections left, and polish it to shine.
6. Complete
Sterilize the finished guide in an autoclave before use in the mouth.

3D Printing Surgical Guides with the Form 2


High Accuracy

Using Dental SG Resin, the Form 2 consistently produces high accuracy surgical guides to help you guarantee accurate implant placement.

To learn more about or accuracy study click below.

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Dental Surgical Guides Printed Fast and Efficiently

The Form 2, powered by stereolithography (SLA), has a large build plate allowing users to do small quick batches or full build plates for unattended production.

Parts Per BuildPrint Time at 100 Microns
29 Quarter Arch Surgical Guides3 hr
1 Quarter Arch Surgical Guid44 min
8 Full Arch Surgical Guides3 h 30 min
1 Full Arch Surgical Guide1 h 19 min
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Low Cost, Fast Return on Investment

It has to make financial sense before bringing 3D printing into your dental practice or laboratory. With the Form 2 the return on investment is incredibly attractive even for a few guides a month.


Print CostForm 2
Full Arch Surgical Guide$3—$5
Quarter Arch Surgical Guide$1.5—$2.5


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Webinar: How to Design and 3D Print Surgical Guides In-House

Walk through the full digital workflow for designing and 3D printing dental surgical guides with Hermogenes Angeles, Implant Studio specialist at 3Shape, and Sam Wainwright, dental product manager at Formlabs.

Watch the recording now if you want more information on:

  • How to import and set up a case in 3Shape Implant Studio, and what specific types of surgical guides and sleeves are possible
  • How to prepare guides for printing using print preparation and nesting software
  • Best practices for 3D printing surgical guides, and tips for how to wash, post-cure, and post-process 3D printed parts
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White Paper: Digital Implantology with Desktop 3D Printing

Learn more about dental surgical guides by downloading our white paper, co- authored by Daniel Whitley, DDS and Sompop Bencharit, PhD, DDS, MS, FACP, to learn more about:

  • Recommendations for incorporating desktop 3D printing into your workflow
  • The proper use of surgical guides to improve clinical outcomes in dental implant surgeries
  • Results from a clinical case using the Form 2
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One Printer, Many Dental Indications

The Form 2 enables cost-effective, mass-customized digital production of a wide range of dental products.

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Control Your Digital Future With Formlabs Dental 3D Printers

The Form 3 Complete Package includes everything you need to bring high precision 3D printing into your dental lab or dental office.

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