How is its use in dentistry different from conventional methods?
Conventional dental labs that make artificial teeth rely primarily on skilled technicians work
manually with traditional casting methods (making wax patterns). This is an age old process,
labor-intensive, demanding, and not cent accurate. This is where 3D printing has changed
dentistry interns of precision, accuracy and speed making dentistry hassle free for both doctors
What does the future hold?
Studies predict that in the future, dentists would be able to print you a newly 3D printed
artificial tooth in 6.5 minutes and this can be coated with anti-bacterial agents. However, at
this stage , it is too early for “teeth out of the printer”. Before we begin to use 3D printed
body parts parts, more long-term studies are needed and those don’t exist yet. Advances in
genetic engineering combined with additive manufacturing and CAD CAM will act as adjuncts to
taking this technology widespread
What are the alternatives?
Traditional manufacturing processes , digital VR enabled CAD CAM restorations and genetic
engineering in future hold promise for further developments in providing patients with the best
quality of life in terms of chewing, aesthetics and oral functions. We recognize and appreciate
the fact that every patient is unique and their concerns are different. Their clinical findings
are different. hence, based on the clinical examination we here at Aesthetica Dental Implant
Clinics, Kolkata can accordingly suggest you the other alternatives, best suited for your case.