Aside from offering limitless opportunities for customization, 3D printing can significantly reduce the time needed for prototyping and product creation—now, China's Porimy is making the most of additive manufacturing with a machine that quickly produces 3D-printed dentures.
After consulting with a dentist over multiple visits, people are typically required to wait at least a few weeks before their custom prosthetic is appropriately molded, fitted and ready for use. Porimy uses 3D scanning and printing to quickly and affordably offer dentures to patients. With the new technology, patients are able to receive their 3D-printed dentures in a week.
As well as assisting consumers more quickly, cutting costs and reducing material waste, the 3D-printed dentures also address specific problems in conventionally designed dentures, such as internal cracking.