This was a fun case where I got to play with all my toys!! As many know CEREC can only export models as STLs but if you go with an Inlab provider you can get it converted. #5 extracted and grafted with MFDBA a while back. Planned in CEREC and Galileos and sent to an Inlab user to convert.
The Wanhao Duplicator I7 is a great LCD printer that goes for $495 plus shipping!! Although not as plug and play as a Form 2, you can use the NextDent FDA approved resins on it. I used a program called XYZ to get my supports, a big thanks to Earl Miller for the tip! Printed in about an hour and a half. My Wanhao settings default to 50 micron layers.
This patient had a lot of attached tissue so we went with a punch and everything went really smooth. Legacy 2 3.7 by 10mm implant used with my Implant Direct keys.
Ok 4 months later the patient returns for his crown. We did this in CEREC as a two appointment procedure so we wanted to get an analog model from ExoCAD. This time I tried the MIST scan posts from DOF. Also took a traditional scan with a CEREC scan post. (TSV 3.5)
I designed the model and gingival mask and printed it on the Wanhao. Unfortunately I didn’t pay attention to where my supports were and the mask did not fit. One thing thats really cool about the new update in Exo is a viewing window to insure your analog is seated.
Printed the models on the Asiga Max. I found that the Form 2 at 150 microns and the Moonray at 100 microns were not accurate enough for the analog model. I have been using the $1000 Phrozen Make with great success with these lately.
Final, a little blanching but overall not a bad result.
We will be covering Guided Surgery and 3D Printing guides at our next course in Vegas this week Jan 19 and 20 . 3D Printing companies like Envisiontec, Sprintray and Whip Mix will be there and we will be spending two days with hands on printing! Only a few spots left.