The Digital Dentistry Workflow
Go from patient scans to 3D prints to ready-for-use dental products in a matter of hours, using these basic steps.
Scan and Design
Digitally acquire anatomical data using an intraoral scanner or desktop optical scanner for patient dentition. For treatments that require it, use a CBCT scanner for patient osteotomy. Design the desired dental products by integrating anatomical data in dental CAD software and carefully planning the treatment.
3D Print and Prepare
Next, upload and prepare dental models via Formlabs’ free PreForm software, and print on the Form 2. Rinse parts in IPA, post-cure and remove supports, lightly sanding and polishing parts. For specific dental products, assemble printed models with pre-fabricated accessories, such as metal guide tubes for surgical templates. Or, use printed models to fabricate other parts, such as vacuum-formed aligners.
Carry out precise dental procedures with confidence, reducing chairside time, improving patient experience, and enabling better clinical outcomes.
By bringing industrial quality 3D printing to the desktop, the Form 2 allows you to create a variety of dental products cost efficiently with a turnaround time of hours rather than weeks.
Industrial 3D Printer
|Cost of Machinery||—||$3,499||$40,000|
|Cost per Surgical Guide||$250 – $750||$4-8||$40 – $50|
|Time||3 weeks||2.5 hours||4 hours|
|Accessibility||External, 3rd party||Internal, desktop, anyone can use||Internal, technician, billed by project|
Resources for Dentists and Dental Technicians
Learn how to integrate 3D printing into your workflow. Download free white papers, watch webinars, and read our guides about digital dentistry.