Restoring Smiles With 3D Printed Teeth

Published on October 21, 2020

Using the latest dental technology, fixing a broken smile can now be undertaken on the day of your appointment, with 3D printed teeth offering a fast and effective solution for replacing damaged teeth.

Restoring smiles with 3D printed teeth 

Thanks to modern advancements in dental technology, you no longer need to wait weeks to fix a broken tooth. With innovative 3D printing for teeth, your dentist can fix your smile fast - usually on the day of your appointment - so you can get on with your life.

Using 3D printing, a National Dental Care specialist can custom-make teeth to perfectly fit your mouth, with crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers all available within the space of a single appointment.

Here’s a look at how 3D teeth printing is transforming smiles for our patients.

How 3D teeth are made

Using the latest computing and printing technology, dentists can now design and create replacement teeth components with ease and accuracy. Ceramic Reconstruction (CEREC) uses computer-aided design and manufacture to enable dentists to build crowns and other dental parts on-site and install them on the same day.

CEREC utilises a small machine to quickly create 3D teeth, inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers. The machine takes a 3D scan of your mouth and teeth, then uses this information to replace the damaged tooth structure.

Implants with CEREC

In the case of dental implants using CEREC technology, titanium metal anchors are attached to the jaw to replace the natural roots of the tooth. These anchors bond to the bone to form a stable foundation.

3D-printed teeth that look and function just like your natural teeth are then fitted to the anchors, providing a permanent replacement for the missing tooth. 

Another advantage of CEREC is that your implants are stronger and less prone to disease and infection.

The future of 3D teeth

As dental technology continues to advance and enable faster and more effective solutions, dentists will be able to provide even more same-day services within the dental practice. In the not-so-distant future, this may include developing and printing biomaterials to improve compatibility between implants and the surrounding bone and gum tissue.

Have you checked out the advanced technology on offer at our state-of-the-art National Dental Care practices? Book an appointment online today.

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