High-tech filming, mold taking, tooth making…
Once upon a time, we didn’t know that one day we would be able to buy all the things we wanted while sitting at home, nor did we expect that oral treatment would evolve to digital and electronic. Dental experts said that digital oral medicine can now digitize oral filming and mold taking. CNC lathes and 3D printing can produce suitable dental blocks, guides, and orthodontic braces. The advantage is to make oral treatment more accurate and faster.
Digital restoration technology beside the chair
The digital restoration technology of the chairside breaks the traditional procedures of taking molds, filling molds, carving wax, and baking porcelain. It uses three-dimensional scanning, computer-aided design and production to complete optical mold taking, design, grinding, try-on, and installation at one time. The whole procedure, the whole process only takes a few hours, truly realizes the myth of “waiting to be worn”.
Before treatment: panoramic film, 3D CT reconstruction, accurate collection of oral information
“In the past, we could only use the X-ray film of the tooth (referred to as the dental film) to know whether there is a problem with the tooth, but only a few teeth can be photographed at a time.” said a digital dental medical expert in a dental hospital. Now digital oral technology can take 2D images of all teeth, helping doctors comprehensively analyze the condition of the teeth of the entire mouth. Moreover, the panoramic film can also find other dental problems at the same time and guide the prevention.
In addition, the digital model of teeth and alveolar bone can be reconstructed through three-dimensional CT scanning and computer, which can replace the previous dental model, and guide fillings, implants, implants, orthodontics, and orthognathics. Experts say that the past model-taking is not environmentally friendly, difficult to preserve, and may cause human error. Now, the computerized 3D CT reconstruction is equivalent to taking a digital model, which can be stored permanently and transmitted over a long distance, which greatly saves time.
During treatment: CNC lathes, 3D printing, faster access to treatment materials
Many people suffer from the waiting between treatment and formal dental implantation before filling and inserting their teeth. “After the dental model is sent to the factory for processing, the restored porcelain teeth are made in about a week, and finally inlaid or pasted to the appropriate part of the oral cavity. Nowadays, there are CNC lathes in the consulting room of the Digital Dental Medical Center, which directly integrates the three-dimensional image of the oral cavity. With information input, the tooth block can be automatically cut out in 10 minutes, try on and stick it immediately, and the waiting time for a week is reduced to one or two hours.
The hottest 3D printing nowadays is also the highlight of the digital oral cavity. This is most used in the field of dental implants. According to the oral information collected digitally, a high-precision mandibular model can be completely printed in 6-8 hours. The advantage of this is that it can not only be used by doctors to design plans and make surgical planning, but also help make implant guides, making the implantation process safer, more reliable, and more accurate. The guide plate made by 3D printing can also be used for orthognathic surgery. How much and how to cut the osteotomy will be more accurate under the guidance of the guide plate. It is no longer “feeling”.
However, there are currently two types of 3D printing materials: resin and metal, and resin is the main printing material in clinical practice. “Not all materials can be printed for clinical use, and must be approved by the state.”
Digital technology for oral treatment will increase the cost by 10%.
In fact, digital oral therapy is not a new thing. It has existed 10 years ago, but now it has become more systematic and conceptualized as the equipment is improved. Ultimately, it is to make the treatment more precise and effective, and the treatment process more simplified. Save time. But at the same time, due to the increase in costs, the average treatment cost per tooth will increase by about 10% compared to the past.
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- Acetal Dental PMMA Block – Zirkonzahn
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