Dentsply Sirona has announced Primeprint Solution for dental practices and laboratories, and the first of a new generation of Dentsply Sirona devices. With a printing process that is simplified and automated, this new 3D printing solution makes it easier to manufacture patient-specific and biocompatible appliances.
The printer uses digital light processing (DLP) technology, where resins are polymerised using UV light. The light projector hardens the resin layer by layer. Primeprint as a 3D printing solution also automates the post-processing of printed objects, which previously would have required complex, messy and time-consuming manual work.
Primeprint Solution will be the “first new device” by Dentsply Sirona, as the company reported, built to integrate into the digital universe that Dentsply Sirona is creating with its digital technology partner Google Cloud to connect many parts of the dental practice and dental laboratory across an array of procedures.
The collaboration, announced at the end of February, will generate new digital solutions for dentistry, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms at scale and supported by an integrated cloud solution. It will have a consistent user interface and user experience across its devices and services that will be as simple to use as a smartphone application.
Through an open, collaborative platform, dentists can request high-quality computer-aided design (CAD) designs as ready-to-print files for 3D printing with Primeprint, created by expert lab technicians.
Primeprint Solution is equipped with dental intelligence through the entire process: from software to 3D printing and post processing. Regulated parameters ensure the high quality of printed appliances for excellent treatment outcomes. Primeprint´s process protocol, involving automated process times, supports a high level of safety based on medical device compliance and automatic case documentation. It also streamlines the manufacturing process allowing for increased delegation and improved productivity.
“Primeprint Solution is the first of a new generation of Dentsply Sirona devices that will transform digital dentistry, as an integral part of a new digital environment for dentistry,” said Cord Staehler, CTO at Dentsply Sirona. “This system now enables 3D printing to be the professional solution of choice for dental practices and labs. Working with it, you will be surprised how easy it is to use.
“And of course, this is just the start. As materials continue to evolve, so will the treatment opportunities that can be solved with 3D printing. Some of our beta testers have called Primeprint the easiest way to get into 3D printing in dentistry.”