Creating Custom Restorations With 3D Printers

houston 3D printingWith advanced technology, we have the ability to streamline and improve your treatments, addressing issues like decay and infection, and even improving the beauty of your smile. To create restorations with precision and accuracy, and to do so quickly, your Houston, TX, dentist will employ advanced 3D printing technology.

When Do You Need a Restoration?

We often recommend treatment when issues arise that could threaten the stability of your smile and lead to major discomfort and complications down the road. For example, we could use them to repair teeth that have developed a severe case of tooth decay or possibly an infection. Repair for chipped, cracked, or worn-down teeth is possible, and we could reshape malformed ones as well. Placement could even help aid in the replacement of missing teeth, as we create crown-secured bridges, lifelike restorations for dental implants, and even lifelike dental prosthetics, such as full and partial dentures. Since each will be custom-made specifically for your smile, this ensures a lifelike appearance, comfortable fit, and a balanced bite.

The 3D Printing Process

The entire process will help save time and money, as you no longer need multiple visits, temporary restorations, and weeks of waiting in between the preparation visit and the placement of the finished product. Instead, we now prepare the teeth by removing decay or any necessary outer structure. With digital technology, we take a series of images and measurements. We combine the images to create a 3D computer model, so we can design the restoration with precision and accuracy.

Then, instead of sending this information to a distant dental lab, we upload it into an onsite 3D printing machine. The SprintRay 3D printer allows us to craft a restoration from a block of dental ceramic. The material will be color-matched to blend with your smile, and the material is also very durable and able to absorb daily bite forces. In the same visit, we can place the finished product, so you leave with a full and restored smile!

Maintaining Your Custom Crowns

Following placement, our team will be happy to discuss the care needed to keep your new teeth or repaired ones strong and beautiful. We will schedule follow-up appointments, and discuss proper brushing and flossing at home. Remember, even if you sustain serious injury or have a major case of tooth loss, treatment is not only possible, but with 3D printing, is possible in as little as one or two visits!

MMC DENTAL 3D Prints Your New Smile

MMC Dental wants to help you obtain the care you need to enjoy a functional, healthy, and beautiful smile. To learn more about how we employ advanced technology to improve your treatment experience, then start by scheduling your next appointment at MMC Dental in Houston, TX by calling 713-926-8896.