3D Printing: Redefining the Future of Denture Processing
The drawbacks of traditional denture processing methods are obvious
1. Labour costs continue to rise in traditional processing methods.
Traditional denture processing relies heavily on the skills and experience of the dental technician, which is labour-intensive and technically demanding. Due to the continuous rise of domestic labour cost, the disadvantages are obvious, which leads to the increase of business cost year by year. In addition, dental technician training cycle is long and costly, often resulting in labour difficulties.
2. Tight delivery cycle
Competition in the medical industry tends to be white-hot, medical institutions in order to increase their own competitiveness, improve the overall level of service, so the requirements for the technician institute is getting higher and higher. For example, the demand for delivery time is getting tighter and tighter, and the demand for quality is getting higher and higher. How to shorten the delivery time becomes a pressing issue for the technical institutes.
3. Low production efficiency
The traditional handmade technique requires 20 procedures such as grinding teeth, taking moulds, pouring plaster dental moulds, biting wax, sending out the moulds to the craftsmen's institute, carving wax, casting, stacking porcelain sintering, glazing and so on, which makes the production process tedious and complicated. Relying on manual processing, it is inevitable that the details will not meet the requirements. If rework is required, it greatly increases labour costs and patient waiting time.
4. Inheritance and iteration of technology
In the traditional handicraft industry, the level of education and quality of technicians are generally more uneven, and the degree of professional and technical education is not high, and generally grows in the traditional way of " master with apprentice". Most of the enterprises are still in the backward manual and semi-mechanised processing situation, there is an urgent need to introduce advanced technology and equipment, establish a solid brand advantage, expand market awareness and improve enterprise competitiveness.
How does 3D printing highlight the advantages of the Institute of Technology?
With the progress of science and technology, the development of the times, has now formed a full range of digital dental solutions. From materials, software, equipment, services and other aspects of the whole industry has brought great changes. This change has led to the development of the entire industry, and it can be said that the digital reform has added hardcore strength to the Institute of Technology. Its advantages are mainly reflected in:
1. Overall shortened processes and increased efficiency
Currently in the state of coexistence of traditional and digital modes, but the digital annual growth rate of about 20%, which is a major trend in the future. 3D printing digital operation, only 3-5 procedures, greatly shortening the cycle of denture production, optimising the process and increasing efficiency.
2. Precise customisation
The digital method is more accurate than the traditional silicone bite. 3D printing treatment plan using oral scanning instrument to get the patient's oral data, through the computer software to analyse the data, design treatment plan, denture 3D printing direct molding, simple processing and then on the porcelain. The whole process is based on the patient's precise data, which improves the yield rate of denture production and makes it more comfortable for patients to wear.
3.Good patient experience
Denture using digital processing methods, help to improve the quality of restorations, improve the quality of care, and provide patients with the best experience. For example, some patients are allergic to silicone bites, which makes the treatment process difficult, and the digital process of 3D printing successfully avoids this problem.
4. Cost savings
3D printing allows most of the traditional handmade processes to be replaced by digital operations in front of the computer, optimising many processes and positions to achieve high-quality, fast and accurate products, effectively reducing labour costs.
The entire dental industry, currently in a period of great strides in digital reform. The traditional model will gradually withdraw from the stage of history, the dental industry engaged in non-stop attempts to more convenient, fast, quality, efficient mode. For example, the investment and income of chairside digital equipment are increasing year by year, and most of the doctors in hospitals are more favourable to the convenient chairside digital equipment. For traditional skilled laboratories, winter is coming.
Yes, it is winter and at the same time it is life!
We need to look at this issue in a dialectical way; reform is a double-edged sword. Some companies in the ever-changing external environment to make a rapid response to ensure that enterprises in the fierce competition to maintain an advantage, but also this is a lot of business success of the key factors. But some enterprises, in the face of change to stop, guarding their own acres and acres of diligent operation, in front of the trend, inevitably sink. Especially in today's fast-changing technology, increasingly competitive market environment, enterprises only to maintain a high degree of flexibility, with the spirit of innovation, in order to stay on the high ground, in an invincible position.
The dental industry is about to usher in the digital era of industrial development, which will produce disruptive changes. As a deep-rooted player in the domestic 3D printing industry, Luen Thai Technology maintains the spirit of innovation and leads the whole industry to progress and development. We look forward to further cooperation with you and jointly lead the digitalisation process of the dental industry.
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