Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing for dental implants

Additive manufacturing allows to manufacture complex, customized, precise frameworks and tension free dental prostheses for improved fit in the mouth.

At GE Additive, we work to bring the transformative power of additive manufacturing (AM) to businesses around the globe. Through our own extensive experience incorporating additive technologies into our production process, we recognize the value and possibilities it brings to the dental industry.

Benefits

  • Tailored fit: AM allows you to manufacture precise (0.3mm) frameworks for a tailored fit and for tension-free dental prostheses – for improved fit in the mouth.
  • Design freedom: AM enables you to create delicate, complex and customized dental prostheses.
  • Excellent venerability: AM renders components that have 99.6% density and low coefficients of thermal expansion.
  • Time savings: AM can be more efficient than conventional processes. It allows processing time savings of up to 50% compared to casting.
  • Dental Hybrid Manufacturing: AM can be combined with digital milling, allowing you to reduce cost and time.

Facts and Figures

  • More than 35 million Americans are missing all their teeth in one or both jaws according to prosthodontists
  • 15 million people in the US have crown and bridge replacements for missing teeth
  • 3 million have implants and that number is growing by 500,000 a year
  • 10 percent of all US dentists place implants but that is increasing
  • The estimated US and European market for dental implants is expected to reach $4.2 billion by 2022
  • The success rate of dental implants has been reported in scientific literature as 98 percent

Source: American Academy of Implant Dentistry

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