3D printing is a fascinating advance in computer technology. Dentistry is often an early adopter of technological break throughs and 3d printing in dentistry is no different. So what is 3d printing in dentistry and how does it relate to Digital dentures ?
Dentistry is a unique combination of 3-dimensional medical treatment requiring exact placement of materials and as well as placement of forces on teeth. Designing appliances like Digital dentures to make this easier is an ideal usage for 3d printing in dentistry.

The construction of a denture for a patient has traditionally been a long arduous process. Many different appointments were needed to measure both how the dentures fit in the mouth as well as how the 2 jaws and teeth fit together. The denture was ultimate prepared in wax, with teeth placed. They were tried in the mouth, adjusted and then sent to the dental laboratory. A complicated and inexact process of pouring stone around the wax try in teeth and then melting the wax out in order to inject plastic or porcelain into the hollow ensued.


A removable partial denture is a denture for a partially edentulous patient who desires to have replacement teeth for functional or aesthetic reasons and who cannot have a bridge for any reason, such as a lack of required teeth to serve as support for a bridge or financial limitations.


A complete denture is a removable appliance used when all teeth within a jaw have been lost and need to be prosthetically replaced. In contrast to a partial denture, a complete denture is constructed when there are no more teeth left in an arch, hence it is an exclusively tissue-supported prosthesis.


Flexible dentures provide a solution for patients who can't or don't want to use regular dentures. The most obvious advantage is that they aren't brittle, so they're less likely to shatter if they're dropped. Here are the list of benefits of flexible dentures ordered from Dr. Alex Tsai Dental Centre:
  • They cling to the gums and don't require denture adhesive or metal clasps to hold them in place.
  • The material is clear and allows the natural gum color to show through.
  • They don't take as long to manufacture as regular dentures.