3D printer manufacturer Stratasys announced that U.S. dental labs Posca Brothers Dental Laboratory, Artisan Dental Laboratory and Express Dental Laboratory are among the labs in the U.S. that have adopted the company’s 3D-printed TrueDent tooth replacement solution.
“The aesthetics of TrueDent dentures are stunning compared to traditional dentures. The final product will ‘wow’ patients in the market for traditional dentures and partials,” said Justan Koch, President of Artisan Dental Laboratory in Portland, Ore. “Additionally, in an environment where dental labs are facing staffing challenges, Stratasys’ dental solutions provides us with technical support for new parts, which typically arrive the next day, versus weeks using conventional methods. This efficiency is proving invaluable to our dental team.”
According to iData Research, more than 22 million complete dentures were manufactured worldwide in 2021, of which only about 5% were 3D printed. Stratasys plans to increase that number with their faster, more accurate and aesthetically pleasing dental solution.
“The gradients of the shades produced by TrueDent are truly amazing. To have a product that prints biocompatible materials in full color is extremely refreshing. TrueDent is what we have been waiting for! It is how 3D printing should be,” said Tra’ Chambers, owner of Express Dental Laboratory in Norman, Okla.
“Our experience with the J5 has been seamless with the GrabCAD platform – it just makes everything simpler,” said Alex Posca, Owner and President of Posca Brothers Dental Laboratories in Long Beach, Calif. “We utilize the J5 DentaJet and TrueDent resin to print full dentures and partials; beauty and efficiency of the final product is outstanding.”
The TrueDent solution from Stratasys is a light-curing resin alternative for the manufacture of various dental devices. It is currently only available in the USA.