Affordable, Long-Lasting, in a Range of Shades

Formlabs Denture Resins have been CE-certified as being biocompatible materials for the 3D printing of dentures. The inventory now includes four semi-translucent pink base shades and six fully characterisable tooth shades, meaning that dental technicians are able to produce lifelike gingiva with natural margins and aesthetics that can be matched to the patient on a case-by-case basis. The many advantages of these new resins include the ability to print long-lasting dentures that will resist a great deal of wear and tear. The process is considerably more cost-effective than producing dentures by traditional methods.

DENTURE BASE

Description:     Denture Base Resin can be used to 3D print denture bases that are both biocompatible and suitable for long-term use.

Applications:    Final denture base for 3D printed teeth Try-in dentures.

Colours:          DP (dark pink), LP (light pink), RP (red or reddish pink), OP (original pink)

DENTURE TEETH

Description:     Denture Teeth Resin will 3D print biocompatible teeth for long-term use in the mouth.

Applications:    Final denture teeth

Colours:           A1, A2, A3, A3.5, B1, B2 (Classic VITA Shades)

Benefits of the Digital Denture Workflow

"Digital Dentures with 3D printing opens the door to new treatment possibilities. This workflow has several advantages over the conventional workflow and is a great alternative to milling that is far more expensive."

—Stephan Kreimer, MDT

Making the transition to a digital workflow from the traditional one offers a variety of important benefits:

Reduce production costs: There are no substantial overheads – the hardware is affordable enough to allow labs to expand their production according to demand. Material costs are cheaper with less waste involved when processing parts. Typically, a complete denture costs around €8 compared to €40-50 when fabricating traditional denture cards and acrylic.

High-quality, accurate and consistent results: Directly printing a 3D prosthetic from a digital scan can be done in fewer steps, meaning less margin for error. Labs benefit from a more consistent workflow delivering a quality end-product each and every time.

Adaptable, intuitive tools: It’s easy to incorporate the digital workflow into your existing traditional processes from day one. As technology progresses and demand increases, future dental lab technicians can quickly pick up and run with the equipment.

Fast, simplified remakes: Once you have created your 3D digital denture designs, they are reusable, modifiable, shareable, and easy to reproduce.

Entirely bespoke teeth: By comparison with pre-manufactured denture cards, digital dentures are completely customised to the requirements and anatomy of the patient.

"The ability to additively manufacture dentures in my practice is really exciting and it allows me to digitize even more procedures using my Formlabs ecosystem."

—Michael Braian, DDS, CDT, PhD, from Malmö, Sweden.

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WEBINAR

Techniques for Aesthetic Digital Dentures: 3D Printing Workflow and Characterisation

In this webinar, Formlabs Dental Solutions Engineer Bernhard von Oppeln MDT offers an overview of the digital workflow process for printing and producing dentures, alongside a demonstration of characterisation techniques for the best results. Register Now!

The Digital Denture Workflow

Dentures Scanning: Scanning

A desktop laboratory scanner is used to collect the patient’s anatomy by scanning the fully articulated poured model and wax-rim.

Design of Dentures: Designing

The scan data is imported into CAD software so that the denture can be designed digitally.

Printing Dentures: 3D Printing

Import the denture base and teeth designs into Formlabs’ nesting software, PreForm, to prepare them for printing. Then, quickly and easily send them to a Formlabs printer.

Dentures Preparation: Preparation

The printed parts are washed using Form Wash. The supports can then be removed.

Dentures Assembly: Assembly

The teeth are inserted into the base of the denture and tacked in place.  Form Cure is used to post-cure the denture in order to bond all parts together.

Denture Finishing: Finishing

Use pumice to polish at low speeds then hi-shine polish compound to polish at high speeds before carrying out the final steps in quality control.

Read Our Application Guide Here!

How To Get Started With Digital Dentures

Would you like the capability to produce dentures digitally in-house? Order Formlabs digital denture resins now in our online store.

If you have any questions about the materials or the workflow outlined above, or about any of our other products and services, contact us today.

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