3D Printing Splints & Occlusal Guards
Produce Affordable Completely Digital Occlusal Splints
Occlusal splints are usually prescribed for therapeutic and preventive reasons, but due to misfit, cost, and a tedious workflow, they are under-prescribed. With digital workflows of 3D printing and our second-generation Dental LT Clear Resin (V2) material, it’s now possible to manufacture affordable, high-quality occlusal splints in your dental practice or laboratory.
The Digital Workflow for 3D printing Occlusal Splints
Collect patient anatomy digitally using an intraoral scanner, or scan a physical model or impression using a desktop scanner.
Import the scan data into CAD software and design the treatment.
3. 3D Print
Import the designed CAD file into PreForm print preparation software for print setup and send it easily to a Formlabs printer.
Wash, dry, and post-cure the printed parts using Form Wash and Form Cure.
5. Polish and Finish
Remove support structures, lightly grind the splint to smooth any remaining imperfections, and polish it to shine.
The finished splint is ready for delivery to the dentist for fitment chairside.
3D Printing Occlusal Guards and Splints on the Form 3B
Fast and Cost Effective Production
3D printed splints and occlusal guards have to meet not only the expectations of your patients but also the needs of your business. With the Form 3B, print large builds overnight and smaller, faster builds during the day to reduce labor needs and maximize throughput.
|Productivity||capacity on the from 3b|
|1 Splint||~1 hr|
|6 Splints||~3 hr|
|18 Splints||Maximum daily production during an 8-hour working day plus an overnight print|
Low Cost, Fast Return on Investment
Before bringing new technology into your dental practice or laboratory it must make financial sense. Printing occlusal splints on the Form 3B is affordable and requires less labor than traditional methods.
|print cost on the form 3b|
|One Splint With Supports||$4-$5 a part|
Dental LT Clear Resin (V2) was extensively developed and tuned to print accurately on the Form 3B and Form 2. Crisp and snap fitting appliances are directly 3D printed consistently.
Directly print affordable, high-quality occlusal splints in-house with Dental LT Clear Resin (V2). Highly durable and resistant to fracture, this color-corrected material prints clear, polishes to high optical transparency, and resists discoloration over time. Light-touch supports reduce post-processing time, enabling you to quickly deliver a high-quality finished appliance.
Available in the US and select other countries.
What Our Customers Say About Working With Formlabs 3D Printers
"After testing the new Dental LT Clear Resin (V2) from Formlabs I am impressed with the improved resiliency, strength and clarity of this resin. These factors will definitely have a positive impact on patient comfort and acceptance. Great job Formlabs for constantly achieving the highest levels of quality with your products." - Rick Ferguson DMD, DABOI/ID, DICOI, Implant Educators Academy
Webinar: Splint Therapy with Dr. Andrew Reingold
Understanding the principles of occlusion is key to making a correct clinical diagnosis and performing successful treatments.
In this webinar, Dr. Andrew Reingold, DMD and Associate Faculty at The Dawson Academy, walks through the process of correct occlusal stability examination, as established by Dr. Peter Dawson, and the splint fabrication process using the digital workflow and 3D printing with the Form 3B and Dental LT Clear Resin (V2).Watch the Webinar Now