Beltran Dental Surgery offers you 3D dental implant software and printing to give patients precise treatment in Temple Terrace, FL area. By creating surgical drilling stints with 3D printing, we don’t have to freehand drill the attachment point in your mouth for the dental implant. This results in a dental implant procedure that is much faster and more accurate than ever before.
What Is 3D Printing?
In case you weren’t aware, 3D printing is the process of making a three-dimensional object from a digital file. This is achieved by layers and layers of additives that act as “cross-sections” of the desired object and stack on each other to create the final object. 3D printing has been used for everything from toys and shoes to food and even human body parts. Now, it’s being used in the dental industry.
How Dental 3D Printing Works
As mentioned above, we use 3D printing at Beltran Dental Surgery to create surgical drilling stints. This process involves three parts: scanning, planning and printing. Here’s how each works:
1. Scanning: We use i-CAT cone beam technology to scan a detailed 3D image of your mouth. The image is then used to generate a 3D digital model.
2. Planning: Using Blue Sky Bio software, we plan the exact location(s) of your dental implant placement(s).
3. Printing: Once the stint has been properly planned, we use a 3D printer to create the stint.
Once the stint has been created, we use it during the dental implant surgical procedure to guide drilling.
Dental Benefits of 3D Printing
If you’re wondering how 3D printing benefits you as the patient, here are some of the advantages it offers:
– Better planning: Thanks to the scanning technology and scanning software mentioned above, Dr. Beltran can more accurately prepare for your dental implant procedure ahead of time.
– Faster procedure: Since he doesn’t have to manually determine drilling points for dental implant attachment, Dr. Beltran can quickly complete the dental implant procedure using the stint.
– Competitive pricing: Since the dental implant process is quicker with 3D printing and everything is created in-office, it allows for more competitive pricing than other dental implant surgery locations in the areas.
If you’d like to learn more about how we use 3D printing at our office or are interested in dental implants, schedule a consultation today!