Early Tests of 3D-Printed Dental Implant Device Show Increased Quality and Reduced Fabrication Time

Published by , November 23, 2018 1:44 pm

(3DPrint.com) Dr. Les Kalman at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry has began working with ADEISS, a company dedicated to medical and dental 3D printing solutions to design and 3D-print a version of his patented dental implant abutment system device in dental-grade titanium for testing. Tempcap, the name of the device, will be tested for future clinical assessment, examining its torque and strength.
It was found that among the three different abutment methods, Tempcap increased provisional crown quality and reduced the time required to fabricate the provisional crown for mandibular implant sites. The dental industry is increasingly turning to 3D printing for the major reasons of affordability and accessibility, as well as the fact that additive manufacturing can produce patient-specific devices quickly and effectively.

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