Future dental device- 3-dimensional printing approach in dentistry

Deepak Grover, Navneet Kaur, Gurpreet Kaur
2021 International Journal of Maxillofacial Imaging  
The three-dimensional printing has been used since very long ago in the field of medicine as well as in dentistry. The evolution of 3-dimensional imaging and modelling in dentistry is progressing towards a more efficient and cost-effective workflow using state-of-the-art technology. The practicability of this technique is expanding in several dental fields such as prosthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery and prosthesis, and production of surgical guides or physical models in dental
more » ... treatment. The key of success in this technique depends on the usage of various materials such as, metal, resin, plastic etc. which is most commonly used in dentistry. With introduction of this recent advanced technology, it is used in various surgical procedures such as ridge augmentation, sinus lift and guided implant surgery, implant fixtures, preparation of customized scaffold with or without stem cell therapy, education models as well as in drug delivery technology. The 3-dimensional printing technology is becoming more economical technique and able to produce replica of dental models with a high resolution and accuracy.
doi:10.18231/j.ijmi.2021.009 fatcat:btuhpbgj55fibhaowz76earm6i