Looking to buy a Phrozen dental 3D printer? Here are the things to keep in mind before settling on a particular model.
The world of technology is developing rapidly, and dentistry has not been left behind. 3D printing has evolved to the point where 3D printers have been designed to accurately print dental models, crowns, bridges, surgical templates, and more.
The traditional creation of dental models begins with the laborious taking of an impression of the patient’s teeth using unpleasant tasting alginate or polyvinylsiloxane. After that, you have to wait for the material to harden in the mouth.
After the dental impression is created, it is cast with plaster to create a permanent shape. Waiting for drying can take from 30 minutes to an hour.
This whole process is tedious and easy to make mistakes. Even a small mistake in measurements or filling can mean everything will have to be redone.
However, today, 3D printers for dentistry have made things easier.
The innovative resin 3D printing technology makes this process easier and faster through the use of CAD (Computer Aided Design) software.
Now, all the dentist needs to create the perfect dental model is to scan the patient’s teeth with an intraoral 3D scanner and design the desired model using software such as FormWare. The program helps to process and prepare the model for printing on a 3D printer. The probability of errors and miscalculations is reduced to a minimum.
Let’s take a look at what Phrozen 3D printers are offering for dental work.
Phrozen Dental 3D Printers
The Phrozen Sonic 4K with a 6.1-inch print area is best suited for printing extremely accurate dental models in 4K resolution. The printer is designed for the utmost precision and accuracy required to print immediate dentures, bridges and crowns to ensure a perfect fit on the teeth.
Sonic 4K can print up to 25 dentures in the working chamber at a time. Since 1 layer is printed in just 1 minute, the models will print in 25 minutes.
Thanks to its compact size, the Sonic 4K is easy to install in both the dental laboratory and the dental clinic.
The Phrozen Sonic XL 4K 3D printer is designed for professionals and has a 45% larger print chamber than the Sonic 4K. This allows large volumes of dental 3D models to be printed faster than ever before.
The Sonic XL 4K is capable of printing up to 5 jaw models on the print bed simultaneously and also in just 25 minutes.
The Sonic XL 4K is also an excellent choice for printing surgical templates that help dentists accurately position dental implants for patients. You can also print splints that are placed on the surface of teeth to protect them from damage caused by continuous compression or grinding.
|Sonic 4K||Sonic XL 4K|
|Print Area||6.1 inches||8.9 inches|
|Resolution||35 microns||50 microns|
|Print Speed||90 mm/hr||90 mm/h|
|Cost||CHECK PRICE||CHECK PRICE|
While the Sonic 4K prints the finest details that require 4K resolution with extreme precision, the Sonic XL 4K’s larger build area allows more dental models to be produced in one go, saving both time and money.
For example, let’s say you want to print horizontal jaw models at a layer height of 100 µm. Both printers will do this in about 25 minutes. However, the Sonic XL 4K will print 5 at a time, while the Sonic 4K will print 2. This means that the Sonic XL 4K will print around 12 models per hour, while the Sonic 4K will print 4.8. Performance increases more than 2 times.
Why Invest in Dental 3D Printers?
Using affordable dental 3D printers not only facilitates and automates the dental model creation process, but is also cost effective. The investment pays off almost immediately, and further savings amount to thousands of dollars. The benefits for both physicians and patients are clear.
Dental 3D printers save time by allowing dentists to print large numbers of products at once. The models are printed in a more accurate way than was previously possible.