Digital Esthetics Explores Future of 3D Printing in Dentistry

october-issue-of-digital-esthetics-coverDigital Esthetics | October/November 2016 ~
The October/November issue of Digital Esthetics features the EnvisionTEC 3D printer for dentists, dental labs and orthodontists.The dental industry is undergoing a technical disruption, which is explored in the October issue of Digital Esthetics magazine cover article, “3D Printing: Where it’s at, and Where it’s Going.”

The only practicing dentist and user of 3D printing technology mentioned in the cover article uses EnvisionTEC 3D printers.

“We use two EnvisionTEC Vida printers for study models, implant surgical guides and the models for the guides,” implant dentist Dr. Justin Moody, DDS told the magazine.

He also said the future of 3D printing in dentistry is promising.

“More digital will, of course, mean less stone and more printing,” Dr. Moody said. “I could see the day where stone is a thing of the past. From my world, which is only dental implants, I could see the ability to produce PMMA, like full arch restorations, that combine custom-shaded teeth with custom-shaded gingival material.”

To read the full article, which also explores 3D printing bridges, crowns and other devices, click here.