TrueDent, the first monolithic, multi-colour 3D printed dentures solution, was introduced recently by Stratasys Ltd., a leader in polymer 3D printing. TrueDent resin allows labs to create permanent, natural-looking gums with precise tooth structure, shade, and translucency in a single continuous print.
TrueDent is an FDA-approved (Class II) dental resin designed specifically for the manufacture of dental appliances such as removable dentures. The resin was created specifically for printing with the Stratasys® J5 DentaJet® 3D printer and GrabCAD® Print software platform.
The comprehensive solution will enable dental labs to scale manufacturing by streamlining workflow and reducing processing time for dentures, all while producing a personalized, highly aesthetic dental appliance.
TrueDent – Multi-Colour 3D Printed Dentures Solution
TrueDent is intended to remove several barriers for both patients and laboratories:
- Potential to reduce chair time for office visits, measurements, fittings and adjustments.
- High fidelity match between scan, design and fit.
- Scalable digital solutions are repeatable, and can provide consistent production of accurate, well-fitting dentures.
- Can increase efficiency through streamlined workflow with less time between scan and delivery.
“Until now, printed dentures and appliances had to be designed and manufactured in multiple parts and bonded together. The TrueDent solution, utilizing Stratasys’ systems and software takes a lot of that stress out. It simplifies the process, lowers the costs, and allows for dentures and temporaries to be produced much faster, achieving incredible aesthetics. We can now expand our prosthetic service printing multi-coloured personalized appliance at scale.”– Frank Acosta, Owner, AA Dental Design
Due to a shortage of skilled dental laboratory technicians, the global dentures market, estimated by Stratasys at $5.5 billion, is finding it difficult to meet rising global demand for dentures and appliances using traditional methods.
According to iData research, more than 4.2 million full dentures will be created in the United States in 2021, with 18 million full dentures sold globally. Only 5% of that total is expected to be created using a 3D printed solution. TrueDent provides a scalable alternative with a digital workflow that produces a consistent, high-quality, fully finished result.
“This new solution will be transformative for the dental industry, and we believe it will help our customers significantly reduce the time and cost of producing dentures and temporaries. Stratasys continues to push the boundaries of digital dentistry leveraging our portfolio of advanced 3D printing technologies, including hardware, resins and software to deliver disruptive solutions that make a difference.”– Ronen Lebi, Vice President of Dental, Stratasys
TrueDent resin is currently only available in the United States and is only compatible with the Stratasys J5 DentaJet printer. The material will be unveiled at LMT Lab Day Chicago, which will take place on February 23-25, 2023.
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