Raise your hand if you like going to the dentist … That’s kind of what I figured. Those of you who raised your hand may have watched too much Little Shop of Horrors. The rest of you might be interested to know that additive manufacturing (AM) is helping you make fewer trips to the tooth doctor.
3D printing is transforming the dental industry. While rapid technologies won’t help you keep your teeth clean, they do assist dentists in creating crowns, bridges, stone models, and any number of useful orthodontic appliances. Not only can these parts be created more quickly, but the products can also be built more accurately.