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What Is 3-D Printing?

At Bayview Dental Arts, we're excited to share the incredible capabilities of 3-D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, with our patients. This revolutionary technology creates three-dimensional objects by layering materials based on a digital model, and it has completely transformed the way dental professionals approach various procedures and treatments. From crafting dental implants and crowns to producing surgical guides and orthodontic appliances, 3-D printing has become invaluable in providing precise and customized solutions for dental needs.

Tailored to Your Goals

3-D printing technology is utilized in various aspects of dental care, including:

  • Customized Dental Implants: 3-D printing creates patient-specific dental implants that perfectly fit the individual's oral anatomy, improving comfort and long-term success.
  • Prosthetic Devices: Dental laboratories utilize 3-D printing to produce prosthetic devices such as crowns, bridges, and dentures with exceptional accuracy and aesthetics.
  • Surgical Guides: Dentists can use 3-D printing to fabricate surgical guides, enabling precise placement of dental implants and ensuring optimal surgical outcomes.
  • Orthodontic Appliances: From clear aligners to retainers, 3-D printing produces custom orthodontic appliances tailored to each patient's unique dental structure.
3-D Printing

What are the Benefits of 3-D Printing?

Part of the reason we are so excited to share this technology with our patients is the wide range of benefits it offers, including:

  • Enhanced Precision: 3-D printing technology creates highly precise dental restorations and appliances, resulting in improved fit and functionality.
  • Customization: Dental professionals can tailor treatment solutions to each patient's needs, resulting in personalized and effective care.
  • Efficient Workflow: By streamlining the manufacturing process, 3-D printing reduces production time for dental prosthetics and appliances, leading to faster treatment delivery.
  • Patient Satisfaction: The ability to provide customized, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing dental solutions contributes to overall patient satisfaction and positive treatment outcomes.

How Does It Work?

This cutting-edge technology begins with digitally capturing impressions or scans of your oral structures. These digital files are then used to craft dental restorations, implants, or appliances using specialized software. Our state-of-the-art 3-D printer brings these digital designs to life by layering biocompatible materials, resulting in precise and durable dental components tailored to your unique needs.

This advanced technology empowers our dental professionals to achieve optimal treatment results, promoting improved oral health and helping you reach your dental health goals. With 3-D printing, we can provide unparalleled accuracy and customization, ultimately enhancing patient care and satisfaction.

The Future of Dental Health

Simply put, 3-D printing has transformed the field of dentistry, offering a wide range of applications that benefit our dental team and, most importantly, our valued patients. From personalized dental implants to custom orthodontic appliances, this technology's precision, customization, and efficiency have significantly improved the delivery of dental care. As 3-D printing advances, we're excited about its increasingly pivotal role in shaping the future of dental health and treatment outcomes.

Patrick J.CarriganDMD

Patrick J. Carrigan DMD

Dr. Carrigan attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, and received his Certification in Endodontics from Temple University School of Dentistry. Thanks to his intrepid skill and innate understanding of complex dental ailments, he is the 4-time winner of the Pittsburgh Top Dentist Award and consistent winner of the Naples Top Dentist Award since 2008.

Robert C.HedgepathDMD

Robert C. Hedgepath DMD

As an authority on ceramic veneers, bridges, crowns, and implants, Dr. Hedgepath is in high demand in Naples and the surrounding areas. He has lectured on complex topics in Prosthetic and Aesthetic Dentistry, and is an active member of the Florida Prosthodontic Society. Dr. Hedgepath is also a Certified Invisalign Provider.

Edward A.ScherderDMD, JD

Edward A. Scherder DMD, JD

Dr. Scherder has spent the last decade building a practice that is founded on cutting edge technology, consummate skill and painstaking attention to detail. He excels in the field Prosthodontics focusing on restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He is a graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.

Kurtis P.HusseyDMD

Kurtis P. Hussey DMD

Committed to excellence in his work, Dr. Hussey prides himself on following the latest in the field of dentistry. He utilizes advanced technologies to provide only the highest level of dental care for his patients.

Jose M.HorakDMD

Jose M. Horak DMD

Dr. Horak specializes in restorative and implant dentistry. With the constantly evolving field of dentistry, his focus is on education, innovation and advancing his skill development to provide the highest quality dental care to his patients.

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