The use of resin 3D printing technology in dentistry is growing at a very fast pace. New 3D machines and dental resins are constantly on the market. Resin 3D printing technologies have fundamentally changed treatment planning, surgical placement, and restoration of dental implants, improving clinical success while saving valuable time.
Benefits of 3D printed implant surgical guide
The use of surgical guides has a high level of accuracy. It translates accurate measurements and predictions in design into reality, enabling less error in implant surgery and more accurate implant placement. After oral scanning and professional dental software simulation, the error value becomes very small compared to traditional manufacturing, and there is no limit to the design of fixation pins. When the number of fixation pins increases, the deviation will be further reduced to avoid damage to the patient’s blood vessels and alveolar bone.
The speed of the operation is greatly improved, the degree of suffering of the patient is greatly reduced, the implant is placed in place at one time, the surgical incision is small, and the healing time is also short. By comparison, the technique of digital surgical guides is less expensive and requires less effort to be implemented in practice, than the traditional procedure. It is sufficient to become familiar with the software and the resin 3D printer, whose use are easy and intuitive.
3. Decreased operating time
The use of surgical guides reduces operating time. The surgeon’s job is faster, quieter, and more comfortable since he is always guided by the pre-established trajectories in the cylinders of the surgical guides. The specialist just has to secure the stable position of the guide to get to work.
4. Mass Customization and Less cost
Resin 3D printers (like IFUN mini giant pro) can print multiple surgical guides at once. The average cost per guide is then less than before. Dental clinics can offer customized services for more patients at more attractive prices.
5. Improve the doctor-patient relationship
Traditional implantation operations require flaps to be turned over, so the wound is larger and the recovery time is long. The postoperative recovery situation is different, and it will also have different degrees of impact. Generally, it takes 5-7 days to return to normal. Patients may also have symptoms such as bone sutures, bone cracks, and even infection in the later stage. The 3D printed guide plate can be planted immediately, with minimally invasive flap-free (no incision, small incision, no need for sutures to reduce pain) technology, reducing postoperative swelling, discomfort and pain, and visualizing the postoperative effect.