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3D Technologies In Oral and Maxilloofacial Surgery

Posted on 4/10/2023 by San Tan Oral Surgery
3D Technologies In Oral and Maxilloofacial SurgeryThree-dimensional (or 3D) technologies are increasingly used in the medical field. While most people don't think about 3D technology in dental practice, there are many techniques that benefit from this groundbreaking technology. Here is more information about how 3D technology can benefit you if you are going to have oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Modeling Technologies

Before three-dimensional images were patented, it was difficult for doctors and patients to picture the parts of the mouth, especially since oral structures lie so close together. Dental surgeons have to glimpse the problem in their patients by using lights and cameras. However, now 3D technology allows dental practitioners to view all of the structures of your mouth in three dimensions.

3D modeling allows dentists to view the problem more clearly and treat it with surgery. Modeling also helps dentists explain surgical procedures to their patients. Both dentists and patients can compare notes on the procedure while looking at the model of the mouth. This can ease a patient's mind since they can see clearly what the problem is and how surgeons can fix the problem.

3D Printing

Three-dimensional printing has been used in the medical field for 30 years. In fact, dental procedures have used 3D-printed prosthetic teeth, bone, and other structures in the mouth for decades. Through 3D printing, patients can receive a crown, inlay, onlay, or implant during the dental visit. In the past, dentists would have to make a model of the tooth, send the model off to a manufacturer, and wait for the prosthetic piece to be made. Three-D printing cuts the wait time for patients down to nearly no time at all. No matter what type of surgery you need in your mouth, 3D printing enable dental practitioners to view and repair even major issues more quickly than ever before.
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