The invention of 3D printing technology and its microprecision products are revolutionizing the way dentistry is practiced. However, as with any new technology, many clinicians are uncertain of where to start. The purpose of this book is to arm clinicians with what they need to know to incorporate 3D printing into daily practice. After a brief discussion of the evolution of 3D printing and the scientific credence behind it, the first section examines the fundamental concepts and the latest trends in digital dentistry, including intra-oral scanning, 3D printers, 3D materials, and CAD/CAM processes. The second half of the book presents clinical case studies that apply 3D printing to treat surgical, orthodontic, prosthodontic, restorative, and esthetic cases. These cases examine the benefits and limitations of 3D printing technology in density. This text is a must-have for dentists wanting to understand the future of dentistry.
ISBN: 978-1-78698-026-7; 9781786980267
256 pp; 390 illus