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Dental 3D Printing Resin - CURO Pro Splint Soft

March 16, 2022 3 min read

CURO Pro Splint Soft 

Say Yes to Comfort

The new CURO Pro Splint Soft resin for maximum patient comfort & fast production - 3D Printing never felt better.

Flexbile, Yet Durable

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.

 

Ackuretta CURO Pro Splint Soft

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:

 

  1. Digital Impressions: While an intra-oral scanner is a significant investment, it yields accurate results faster than traditional impressions.  
  2. CAD Software: Designing splints has been simplified by a lot of providers of CAD software. The Ackuretta workflow is fully integrated with the 3Shape Splint Studio allowing clinicians and technicians to deliver splints quickly. 
  3. Outsourcing to a Design Center: Outsourcing the design of models and occlusal guards takes around 24h, while some service offer a more premium service that delivers within just a few hours or even minutes.  
  4. Validated 3D printing Workflow: A validated printing workflow ensures the biocompatibility of the 3D printed part and thus, the safety of the patient. An occlusal guard must be a class II part and therefore needs to meet certain testing standards - only and end-to-end tested printing workflow covering the 3D printing resin, the 3D printer and the post-processing equipment can guarantee this biocompatibility.  
  5. Polishing Kit: There’s a wide variety of polishing kits for occlusal guards available. CURO Pro Splint Soft requires only very little polishing & can be delivered just minutes after the print is finished.

 

Ackuretta CURO Pro Splint Soft and SOL

What's my return on investment when printing splints?

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.

Preparing splints in Alpha 3D

For a step-by-step guide indicating the best angulation & settings for your splints, follow our suggestions in Pro Tip #19 all about splint printing.