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3D printing and digital models are gaining momentum in the dental industry. As part of the digital workflow, 3D printed models provide a more efficient workflow for dentists and dental technicians alike. In addition, this method often results in more accurate final results, which is good for patients. Compared to a plaster model, the 3D model is a more stable, durable and accurate alternative. The lines and edges on the 3D model remain clear, and the dental technician doesn't have to worry about wear and tear. Compared to a milled model, a 3D printed model has a more complex structure with a higher level of detail. 3D printed implant models are definitely our best-selling product at the moment. They come with high quality removable stamps and a unique flexible and removable gingival mask. The gum mask is made of a soft, gum-like material that allows the dental technician to perform the work almost as if it were done directly in the patient's mouth. One of the most important benefits of 3D printing is that it saves the dental technician a lot of time. After the dentist has performed an intraoral scan of the patient, he or she sends a digital copy of the scan to a dental lab or 3D printing company. The digital copy arrives in minutes because it is sent electronically. The technician can get to work immediately after receiving the scan copy. It also provides a clean workspace for the technician, without having to deal with plaster or breathe in sanding dust. Although 3D printing has been around for more than 20 years, it is fairly new to the dental industry. However, the scope of 3D printing in dentistry is becoming broader and broader, and I believe the development of 3D printing is the most exciting development in the industry today. The additive manufacturing process of 3D printing offers many advantages and opportunities in the creation of dental products. 3D printing is part of the digital workflow that is becoming increasingly common in the dental industry. The digital workflow begins with the dentist taking an intraoral scan of the patient's mouth and then sending the scanned copy to the dental technician. The intraoral scan is more comfortable for the patient than the traditional method, in which the patient is given a bite of the impression material, which most patients find unpleasant and sometimes even nauseating. In addition, the traditional method can negatively affect the impression, for example, depending on how long the impression material is in the mouth. In addition to feeling more comfortable like this, the digital workflow that ends with a 3D impression often results in a more accurate final result, eliminating possible errors and inaccuracies that can easily occur with traditional impressions. 3D printing is definitely the future of the dental industry. 3D printing offers many possibilities and many exciting new ways to make life easier for patients, dentists and dental technicians. In addition, 3D printing can be used for many other things that we don't even think about yet. For example, it can be used for controlled sinus elevation and surgery planning. They are already using 3D printed organ models to simulate and pre-plan risky surgeries, and I'm sure this will be part of the future in the dental industry as well. The future of 3D printing in the dental industry goes hand in hand with the development of digital dentistry and the digital workflow. A patient's mouthprint must be sent digitally to the dental technician so he or she can convert it into a 3D model. Fortunately, the digital workflow is becoming more prevalent, and we are all many of us looking forward to where this path will take us. My own dream is to 3D print a color model that looks exactly like an intraoral scan with its real colors. Maybe in the future there will be something even better than I expect.