An update on applications of 3D printing technologies used for processing polymers used in implant dentistry

Odontology. 2020 Jul;108(3):331-338. doi: 10.1007/s10266-019-00441-7. Epub 2019 Jul 1.


Polymer additive manufacturing (AM) technologies have been incorporated in digital workflows within implant dentistry. This article reviews the main polymer AM technologies in implant dentistry, as well as their applications in the field such as manufacturing surgical guides, custom trays, working implant casts, and provisional restorations.

Keywords: 3D printing; Additive manufacturing technologies; Guided surgery; Implant dentistry; Polymers.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dental Implants*
  • Dentistry
  • Polymers*
  • Printing, Three-Dimensional


  • Dental Implants
  • Polymers