Boston Micro Fabrication, a maker of microscale 3D printers, has entered the dental market by introducing UltraThineer, the “world’s thinnest cosmetic 3D dental veneer.” The business recently announced that it has raised $24 million in series D investment to enhance micro-scale additive manufacturing, so this announcement is no surprise.
Projection micro stereolithography (PSL) is the 3D printing technology behind this 3D dental veneer, which allows for the preservation of the patient’s enamel with minimal reduction in the amount of enamel removed during the veneering process.BMF is dedicated to expanding into new areas where the company’s micro-scale, high-precision printing technology can facilitate innovation and drastically cut down on manufacturing time and costs.
UltraThineer 3D dental veneer, created with Peking University, are thinner, more pleasant, and less intrusive than conventional veneers thanks to its cutting-edge material, production workflow, and finishing procedure. Due to the requirement for on-demand, individualized, and tailor-made solutions, 3D printing and additive manufacturing have already established their worth in various dental applications, such as orthodontic aligners, mouthguards, drill guides, and dentures.
BMF Launches 3D Dental Veneer
The capacity to print ceramics so thinly will have far-reaching consequences. Compared to zirconia milled full coverage crowns, our existing methods for generating minimal prep 3D dental veneer might be time-consuming. When feasible, a conservative approach involving reduction of the patient’s enamel should be used. Intricate, ultrathin veneers will finally be printable, and I couldn’t be more excited. According to Jessica Love of Capture Dental Arts, a top supplier of cosmetic dental services in the US, “BMF’s advancements and innovation will continue to push the boundaries of dentistry and inspire innovation worldwide.”
Veneers today are made to a thickness of 0.5 mm or more, requiring extensive preparation of the teeth underneath. This is an extremely unpleasant, irreversible, and intrusive surgery for the patient. Ultra-thin 3D dental veneer are just 100 m thick, so they need little dental preparation and help preserve as much enamel as possible for cosmetic restoration. Ultrathin zirconia veneers allow dentists to quickly, painlessly, and effectively straighten, reshape, and whiten patients’ teeth.
Ultra-thin and durable 3D dental veneer may reinforce and protect the surface of teeth, avoid cold acid stimulation and wear, and greatly enhance aesthetics in a short amount of time with no discomfort to the patient. Professor Sun Yuchun from the School of Stomatology at Peking University remarked, “More importantly, compared to conventional ceramic veneer technology, the entire process of tooth reduction is eliminated.”
In the Words of the CEO
“Companies in various industries, ranging from electronics to medical equipment, are keeping up with the ever-increasing miniaturization of technology by using our groundbreaking technology. “We are excited to unveil one of the first self-developed applications of our technology,” commented John Kawola, CEO-Global of BMF. “In addition to continuing to partner with our customers on their own innovations, we are excited to unveil one of the first self-developed applications of our technology.” We are excited to introduce new levels of accuracy to the field of cosmetic dentistry since we are aware that patients as well as professionals, may benefit from thinner veneers.
About BMF: The healthcare, life sciences, electrical manufacturing, and machining sectors may all benefit from the very accurate micro-scale 3D printing that Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) makes possible. The microArch system printers generate the industry’s most accurate and exact high-resolution 3D prints for product development, research, and industrial short run production by utilising the company’s patented PSL (Projection Micro Stereolithography) technology.
These prints may be used for industrial short run manufacturing. BMF was established in 2016, and it currently has locations in Boston, Shenzhen, Chongqing, and Tokyo, in addition to a research and development centre in San Diego. For more information on BMF please visit www.bmf3d.com or follow the company on LinkedIn.
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