March 16, 2022 3 min read
As the number of bruxism, TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) patients are increasing worldwide versatile splint resins for 3D printing that address the individual needs of each patient are essential. With CURO Pro Splint Soft, Ackuretta is offering a fast-printing, highly flexible splint material that does not compromise durability.
The new CURO Pro Splint Soft resin, with a light yellow tinge, is easily polishable, provides patients with a consistently comfortable fit - zero taste, zero drop breakage & pliability at body temperature. The new resin complements the Ackuretta validated printing workflow due to thorough biocompatibility testing ensuring your patients safety.
Nightguards, sleep devices, and other forms of occlusal guards are among the easiest applications to successfully 3D print with Ackuretta’s 3D printing solutions and have a fast return on investment.
For an efficient occlusal splint production in-house few steps are required:
Occlusal guards have long been the best 3D printed applications in terms of return on investment, that’s due to the relative ease with which they can be printed & the high demand by patients.
Currently, the average lab fee per nightguard or other occlusal splints is about $67 in the U.S. - While patients pay an average of $470 per occlusal splint.
For both technicians and clinicians changing from an analog workflow to a digital one, occlusal guards can make a significant difference in their workflow efficiency. Looking at the material cost for a 3D printed splint is around $3 - if a design service is employed another $15 is added to the base cost.
Additionally, switching to a 3D printing splint workflow reduces the number of patient visits to 1- delivery the same day is absolutely possible.
Based on the graph below, a return on investment on the entire 3D printing equipment can be achieved in only a few weeks.