3D Print of the Week

3D prints of the week: dental models, including some printed with dental resins

This week’s featured 3D prints are various dental models.

These models are created from scans that dentists can take right in their office. They use a technology called “cone beam computed tomography” to take several x-rays around the teeth and then stitch them together to create a 3-dimensional model that is suitable for 3D printing. Dentists can manipulate these models to help them design surgical guides, or even help patients better understand and visualize treatment options and outcomes.

Some of these images include the support structures – or scaffolding – that print along with the model and which are ultimately removed before the models are put to use.

Printed in black, clear and dental SG resins on the Form2

Learn more about the Biomedical Library’s 3D printing service which is proud to print complimentary objects and provide 3D design consultations  contributing to innovation in teaching, learning, research, and clinical care at the University of Pennsylvania.

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