DRSK provides the surgeon with a custom-fit 3D printed maxillofacial implant, whenever a prosthesis is decided to replace the missing structure (for example following an extensive osteotomy). In this way DRSK can assist in successful restoration of patients’ unique anatomies.
The most remarkable advantages of using 3D printed maxillofacial implants is enhanced precision, excellent adaptability and reduced operation time. Other benefits of using 3D printed maxillofacial implants include: improved results, predictability, cost-effectiveness and shortened healing period.
Maxillofacial implants can be 3D printed with different surface textures, using various biocompatible materials (such as Titanium with a honeycomb or solid structure). 3D printing also makes it possible to create the maxillofacial implant as a hollowed-out structure. This can be used for instance in reconstructing frontal bone with a sinus structure inside.
For designing a maxillofacial implant DRSK requires a CT-scan/CBCT which includes three-dimensional data. The file can be in .STL or DICOM format (.STL is preferred). Using DRSK CAD/CAM services for producing maxillofacial implants normally involves following steps: