Practice-oriented use of 3D printing in the dental lab

Uwe Aupperlen from Aupperlen Dental Technik, a dental laboratory in Germany has put together the following report on implementing digital processes for the manufacture of a number of dental appliances.  These include:

  • Bite Splints
  • X-ray / drilling templates
  • Trays and bases for bite registration
  • Duplicate prosthesis
  • Prototypes
  • Crowns, bridges and single-piece cast frameworks
  • Temporary crowns and bridges

“Digitalisation in dental technology has advanced at an enormous pace over recent years, such that it is hard for the lab owner to keep up with developments.”

Uwe Aupperlen, Aupperlen Dental Technik GmbH, Germany


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