3D Printing Dental Crown & Bridge Models
The Digital Model Department, Powered by Formlabs
Accurate and consistent dental models are foundational to a great dental laboratory. For dental professionals, the ability to produce 3D printed models is becoming not just a want but a need as the dental world becomes more digital.
The Digital Model Workflow
Collect patient anatomy digitally using an intraoral scanner, or scan a physical model or impression using a desktop scanner.
The scan data is imported into a CAD software where the model is designed and built, and, if needed, a restoration is created.
3. 3D Print
Import the built model files into PreForm print preparation software for print setup and send them easily to a Formlabs printer.
Wash, dry, and post-cure printed parts using Form Wash and Form Cure.
3D Printing Dental Models with Formlabs 3D Printers
Using Dental Model Resin, the Form 3B produces high accuracy removable die models with crisp margins, precise contacts, and consistent occlusion that look and feel like gypsum.
See and feel Formlabs quality firsthand: receive a free quarter arch model printed on the Form 3B and shipped directly to your office.
Low Cost, Fast Return on Investment
With a per-model production cost competitive with stone models, the switch to digital now makes sense for your business and the return on investment vs outsourcing is incredibly attractive even for a few digital models a day.
|Indication||Print Cost on the Form 3B|
|Quadrant models for fixed prosthetics||$2-4 a kit|
|Full arch models for fixed prosthetics||$6-8 a kit|
Fast and Efficient Production
The Form 3B, powered by Low Force Stereolithography (LFS)™ technology, has a large build plate allowing users to do small quick batches or full build plates for unattended production. As production needs evolve, scale up without spending tens of thousands of dollars for each additional unit.
|Indication||Capacity on the Form 3B|
|Quadrant models for fixed prosthetics||Up to 4 quad model kits (upper, lower, and die) per print in ~4.5 h|
|Full arch models for fixed prosthetics||Up to 2 full arch model kits (upper, lower, and die) per print in ~4 h|
What Our Customers Say About 3D Printed Dental Models
“The models coming out of the Form 2 are really great. We’ve had really great response from our clients, everybody is excited about it”
– Matt Roberts, CDT, CMR Dental Lab
White Paper: Digital Dental Model Production with High Accuracy 3D Printing
Read Dr. Michael Scherer’s white paper to learn more about:
- How clinical benchmarks translate to - specifications for 3D printers and 3D printed models
- Results from a clinical case study using the Form 2
- How to transform your dental workflow with digital production of dental models