I often get asked in regards to 3D printing “What’s the ROI”? Printers cost money and resin cost more! Well this is a cool case where we 3D printed a night guard, something we do all day in our analog world. As you can see this patient really grinds his teeth! Send the case to Tra’ Chambers at Xpress Dental Lab to convert the CEREC scan and design. Note how Inlab hollows the models for you
Hopefully we will get this chairside, and the ability to export STLs of restorations. Set it up in the Envisiontec sofware. Took about 45 minutes to print!
Popped in the mouth perfectly, with some occlusal adjustment. Note that the patient is not biting down but the bite was off. Hope to get my camera on my Omni upgraded soon and will load 4.5. I didn’t do the beta this time and hope to get dual buccal bites like CEREC ortho! This was printed in the clear bite splint material from Envisiontec!