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3D Printing for Dental Labs
and Dental Clinics


3D Printing for Dental Labs
and Dental Clinics

“2016 Game-Changing Product”
Awarded to the Form 2 by Inside Dental Technology.
IDT November 2016, Volume 7, Issue 11

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.

Procedure

Carry out precise dental procedures with confidence, reducing chairside time, improving patient experience, and enabling better clinical outcomes.

Applications

Surgical Guides

3D print accurate, biocompatible dental guides on your desktop, all at a low cost. The Form 2 simplifies your existing workflow and reduces chairside time, allowing clinicians to perform precise, cost-effective surgeries with better clinical outcomes. Read our free white paper on digital implantology for detailed information.

Educational Models

Plan treatments and examine anatomies using high-fidelity diagnostic models designed from the optical scan data. Practice complex procedures on patient-specific anatomy, not mass-manufactured dummies. Use models to explain procedures chairside, improving patient education and experience.

Orthodontic Models and Appliances

Streamline your orthodontic workflow by 3D printing orthodontic models directly in-house. Fabricate clear aligners, splints, indirect bonding trays, or other devices using a vacuum-forming machine. Or, add a separating layer and use the models to make retainers.

Cost Comparison

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.

Lab Fabricated

Form 2

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.

The Digital Dentistry Ecosystem

High precision 3D printing, intuitive software, and a growing library of specialized materials enable a range of dental applications, all in one package.

See the Form 2 See Dental Materials

The Digital Dentistry Ecosystem

High precision 3D printing, intuitive software, and a growing library of specialized materials enable a range of dental applications, all in one package.

See the Form 2 See Dental Materials

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