Dental

Fiber lasers are having a revolutionary effect on the dental industry by helping to laser mark and manufacture multiple precision tools. Able to cut and micro-weld with complete consistency, fiber lasers are a perfect choice, offering a compact and reliable alternative to more conventional methods. For instance, the laser can be easily integrated into surgical devices such as endoscopes and microscopes.

Dental applications and uses

Fiber lasers have made a huge impact on the dental industry, allowing for improved efficiency, lower costs and better patient care.

A major application used in the medical industry is fiber laser welding. This is extensively used for applications such as the welding of medical tools and devices, including even the most microscopic of welds. A range of alloys can be welded to create the strong enduring seamless welds needed by the industry. All welding is aesthetically pleasing and hermetically sealed, which is vital for dentistry and healthcare applications.

The healthcare industry in general and the dentistry industry specifically has strongly embraced the 3D printing revolution. SPI Lasers can be used through additive manufacturing to create unique one-off low-cost 3D prints ideal for use within the dentistry industry.

Specific applications include the 3D printing of patient parts such as bridges, crowns, dentures, jaws, teeth, etc. An oral scanner creates an image of the patient’s mouth and the 3D printer creates a unique part tailored specifically to the patient. This application can be used in regular dentistry applications as well as in reconstructive surgery following accidents or cancer as examples.

As well as patient-specific parts any number of dentistry tools and devices can be 3D printed. This gives the Dentist speedy access to new tools at a lower cost than ordering the parts would usually cost and is also valuable in emergency situations.

Cutting 10mm Steel with our redPOWER Fiber Laser

The dental industry and SPI Lasers

Fiber lasers continue to offer innovative new means for the dental industry, and SPI Lasers is on hand with the finest products in the market.

Dentists and/or machine builders should also consider that with an investment in an SPI Laser, they buy a tool of diversity, one which is capable of a wide variety of applications. Of particular interest to the Dental market will be welding, marking and 3D printing (additive manufacturing). Other laser applications include ablation, cleaning, cutting, drilling and engraving. Simply contact us at SPI Lasers and we can help to craft the ideal solution for your system, machine or organisation.

Below you can read a range of postcards and application insights all of which are directly related to the dentist industry and which highlight the capabilities of SPI Lasers.

How Can 3D Printing be Used Within the Dental Industry?

Application Insight
Posted on 15/06/2019

Dentists have a busier schedule than most, the last thing they need is for their dental equipment to break. Fiber lasers can help, our range can be successfully used to weld broken prosthetic and orthodontic equipment. We go on to discuss this... read more >

Medical Tool and Device Welding

Posted on 27/11/2015

A range of alloys are used in the manufacture of medical tools and devices. All must be joined with smooth welds that can be sterilised. Lasers are a non-contact process and offer many advantages:Low heat input: The weld energy is... read more >

Medical Device and Tool Marking with Fiber Lasers

Application Insight
Posted on 26/11/2015

Traceability is a key requirement in the medical sector. Every product should be individually identifiable if recalled. Medical devices, implants and tools cannot use ink or dye marks as there is potential for contamination and allergic reactions.... read more >

The medical industry is an arena where mistakes simply aren’t tolerable; the equipment that makes it to market must perform consistently and predictably, and be able to deliver the expected results.But because every person is a unique... read more >

Case Study

3D Printing of teeth

Posted on 06/11/2015

When combined with the appropriate 3D printer our Lasers are the perfect choice for creating delicate, yet extremely strong designs that can be produced much faster and with cheaper human resources than is currently required.By using a 3D... read more >