In December 2017, we were talking about how dental practices are making use of SprintRay 3D printers. Today, the Los-Angeles based manufacturer has announced that its 3D printers will now be used with 3Shape’s Implant Studio software.

In other terms, professionals using 3Shape Implant Studio can 3D print designed surgical guides for dental implant surgery. According to SprintRay, the guides can be printed in less than an hour using the company’s flagship MoonRay high-resolution 3D printer and biocompatible surgical guide resin.

3Shape’s Implant Studio software

The software integrates cone beam computed tomography and surface scans in order to deliver a comprehensive view of the patient’s disease. Using these technologies, specialists can easily plan and design restorative elements used in the implant procedure; in addition to designing and producing surgical guides.

This integration between 3Shape Implant Studio and SprintRay gives dental professionals a new expansive set of tools,” said Amir Mansouri, CEO of SprintRay. “By printing surgical guides in-office doctors can be more responsive to their patients’ needs and gain full control over their treatment plan.

image via SprintRay

It should be noted that those 3D printers are not only dedicated to implant procedures. In digital dentistry, they can also be useful to create dental models, nightguards, retainers, crowns, denture bases, and indirect bonding trays.

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