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The Future of Fast Dentistry?

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Like any other medical field, dentistry is rapidly improving at the moment. Every day, there are new technologies and procedures introduced into the field. Each of them is meant to make it easier and more comfortable to keep your teeth and gums healthy. One of the most important advances in a number of fields is 3D printers, and this advance promises to change how your dentist operates as well.


The Basics on 3D Printers

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3D printers create solid objects from a digital file. Basically, a computer analyses a digital model of an object and then incrementally creates a real world copy. It adds material, layer by layer, until the object is complete. 3D printers are used in a variety of industries to make a lot of different objects and they have a number of benefits over handmade alternatives. These benefits include:

  • Each creation can be optimised just by changing the digital model.

  • The process is faster.

  • The computer is much more precise than any human could be.

  • The object is made in a single step, without needing to have extra pieces glued, welded or otherwise attached to the object.

3D Printers in the Dentist’s Office

3D printers promise to change the face of manufacturing and invention, and they’re also changing the way dentists operate as well. Although the technology is still in its infancy, already dentists are using it to create orthodontic appliances, devices and other objects. This allows dentists to create devices that are specifically designed for each patient quickly and efficiently. And these devices usually fit better, are more comfortable to wear, and do their job more effectively.

Paramount Dental Sydney is determined to stay up with the times, which is why they’ve introduced 3D printers into their practice. At the moment, they use 3D printers to create Invisalign, which are clear braces that can be used to straighten crooked or uneven teeth.As Doctor Oberoi says, “We use 3D printers to create Invisalign aligners. They’re used to move teeth around and make them straighter. The resulting aligners are more comfortable, fit better, and just do a better job.”


A Warning About 3D Printers

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Using 3D printers to create dental devices allows for the fast creation of more comfortable dental appliances. However, this doesn’t mean that you should bypass your dentist altogether. There are a number of companies that promise to make you dental devices over the internet, with no need for a visit to your dentist. But ordering a device in this way can lead to costly mistakes that could seriously affect your oral health.

Your mouth exists in a delicate balance, which is why your dentist must perform a through check-up and evaluation of your mouth before any changes are made. As Doctor Oberoi points out, “We recommend that dentists do it because a dentist should work beside you through every part of the procedure and make sure it all goes well.”

So if you want to avoid any problems with your device or mistakes with the treatment itself, make sure you visit your dentist before you undergo any dental procedures. This will help you to safeguard the present and future health of your gums and teeth.


Paramount Dental Sydney Says

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If you have problems with crooked teeth, make an appointment with us here at Paramount Dental Sydney. Our caring and expert staff can help you find a solution that works for you.