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“Revolutionizing the World of Dentistry: An Introduction to Directed Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) Crowns”

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What are DMLS dental crowns?

Directed Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) is a cutting-edge technology that is revolutionizing the way dental crowns are produced. As a practicing dentist at Baghel’s Dental World, I have had the opportunity to work with this technology and have seen firsthand the many benefits it offers to both patients and dental practitioners. In this article, I will provide an overview of the DMLS process, explain the science behind it, and discuss the advantages of using DMLS crowns in dentistry.

dmls machine used in dental labs
DMLS machine

The DMLS Process

DMLS is a form of 3D printing that uses a laser to melt metal powder particles together to form solid objects. The process begins by creating a 3D model of the dental crown using computer-aided design (CAD) software. The model is then loaded into the DMLS machine, which spreads a thin layer of metal powder over a build platform. The laser selectively melts the powder particles in a predetermined pattern, according to the 3D model of the crown. The build platform then moves down, and another layer of powder is added and melted. This process is repeated until the entire crown is built up.

3d printed dmls crown and bridge on dental cast
3d printed DMLS crowns

The Science Behind DMLS

The DMLS process is based on the principles of selective laser sintering (SLS), a method of 3D printing that uses a laser to melt and fuse together particles of a thermoplastic material. In the case of DMLS, the material is a metal powder, such as titanium or cobalt chrome. The laser melts the powder particles together in a highly precise and controlled manner, resulting in a fully dense, functional metal part.

dmls dental crown just after printing from printer
DMLS crown after 3D printing

The Advantages of DMLS Crowns

  1. Precision and Accuracy: DMLS technology allows for the production of dental crowns with a high level of precision and accuracy. This is especially important for restorations that require a perfect fit and precise contact with adjacent teeth.
  2. Complex Geometries: DMLS enables the production of crowns with complex geometries and internal features that would be difficult or impossible to produce using traditional manufacturing methods.
  3. Customization: DMLS allows for the production of customized crowns that are tailored to the specific needs of each patient.
  4. Speed and Efficiency: DMLS crowns can be produced quickly and at a lower cost than traditional manufacturing methods, allowing for faster design iteration and prototype development.
  5. Minimal Waste: DMLS produces minimal waste, as the metal powder is recycled and reused.

In conclusion,

Directed Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) is a revolutionary technology that is changing the way dental crowns are produced. Its precision, accuracy, and ability to produce complex geometries make it an excellent option for both patients and dental practitioners. I highly recommend DMLS crowns to anyone in need of dental restoration.”

Dr. Raj Kumar, practicing at Baghel’s Dental World Goregaon east, Mumbai for the last 23 years.

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