Implant Surgery with Better Clinical Outcomes Made Affordable
CBCT, virtual placement planning, and surgical guides have become the standard of dental care to increase the accuracy of implant placements, decrease risks, and improve clinical results.
The Form 2 3D printer by Formlabs offers high precision, reliability, and streamlined user experience at an affordable price for dental labs and practices. Dental professionals worldwide have successfully completed more than 100,000 guided oral surgeries using guides printed on the Form 2 with Dental SG Resin.
The Digital Workflow for Dental Surgical Guides
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.
Import the scan data from the intraoral or desktop scanner and the CBCT scanner into CAD software to plan treatment and produce a guide.
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 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.
Sterilize the finished guide in an autoclave before use in the mouth.
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