3D printed teeth that helps you keep your mouth bacteria-free!


As additive manufacturing technology and 3D printing undergo rapid advances, newer and more exciting applications are coming to the fore. 3D printing in the dental market is not new. By combining CAD/CAM design, oral scanning and 3D printing – dental labs have been able to rapidly and accurately produce crowns, bridges, stone models and a range of orthodontic appliances for sometime now. Adding on to the repertoire of 3D printed dental products, scientists from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands have developed an antimicrobial plastic, that allows them to 3D print teeth which can also kill bacteria, thereby improving your oral hygiene too.