3D Printed Dental Surgical Guides

Implant Surgery with Better Clinical Outcomes Made Affordable

CBCT, virtual placement planning, and surgical guides have become the standard of dental care to increase the accuracy of implant placements, decrease risks, and improve clinical results.

The Form 3B dental 3D printer offers high precision, reliability, and streamlined user experience at an affordable price for dental labs and practices. Dental professionals worldwide have successfully completed more than 100,000 guided oral surgeries using guides printed on Formlabs 3D printers.

The Digital Workflow for Dental Surgical Guides

1. Scan

Collect patient anatomy digitally using an intraoral scanner, or scan a physical model or impression using a desktop scanner and collect the anatomy of the patient osteotomy with a CBCT or conebeam scanner.

2. Design

Import the scan data from the intraoral or desktop scanner and the CBCT scanner into CAD software to plan treatment and produce a guide.

3. 3D Print

Import the designed CAD file into PreForm print preparation software for print setup and send it easily to a Formlabs printer.

4. Prepare

Wash, dry, and post-cure the printed guide using Form Wash and Form Cure.

5. Polish and Finish

Remove support structures, lightly grind the guide to smooth any imperfections left, and polish it to shine.

6. Complete

Sterilize the finished guide in an autoclave before use in the mouth.

3D Printing Surgical Guides with Formlabs 3D Printers

 

High Accuracy

Using Surgical Guide Resin, the Form 3B consistently produces high accuracy surgical guides to help you guarantee accurate implant placement.

To learn more about or accuracy study click below.

Dental Surgical Guides Printed Fast and Efficiently

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.

IndicationCapacity on the form 3b
Quadrant surgical guideUp to 29 per print in ~5 h
Full arch surgical guideUp to 8 per print in ~4 h

Low Cost, Fast Return on Investment

It has to make financial sense before bringing 3D printing into your dental practice or laboratory. With the Form 3B the return on investment is incredibly attractive even for a few guides a month.

IndicationPrint cost on the Form 3B
Quadrant surgical guide$2-$4
Full arch surgical guide$3-$6

Surgical Guide Virtual Seminar with 3Shape and Formlabs

Join 3Shape and Formlabs for a 2-hour virtual seminar tackling the digital workflow of surgical guide production. 3Shape and Formlabs experts take you through the journey from intraoral scanning, planning the surgery and designing surgical guides with a deep dive into the production of surgical guides using the Form 3B.

Watch the recording now if you want more information on:

  • How to import and set up a case in 3Shape Implant Studio, and what specific types of surgical guides and sleeves are possible
  • How to prepare guides for printing using print preparation and nesting software
  • Best practices for 3D printing surgical guides, and tips for how to wash, post-cure, and post-process 3D printed parts

Webinar: How to Design and 3D Print Surgical Guides In-House

Walk through the full digital workflow for designing and 3D printing dental surgical guides with Hermogenes Angeles, Implant Studio specialist at 3Shape, and Sam Wainwright, dental product manager at Formlabs.

  • How to import and set up a case in 3Shape Implant Studio, and what specific types of surgical guides and sleeves are possible
  • The case approval process for the surgical guide provider and prescribing doctor
  • How to prepare guides for printing using print preparation and nesting software