Using a 3-D printer at the Johnson County Library, Wilde made a prosthetic hand that opens and closes and can even hold a pencil. Just ask young Matthew how he feels about Wilde.“He’s awesome,” the boy said,
3D printing is one of those technologies that has the potential to change everything. Think of it as the ultimate Sci-Fi replicator.
The next step in dentistry will be 3D printing of study models, removable prosthetics and then fixed C&B.
The ultimate will be biologic printing where the printer lays down bio material that actually re-creates a natural tooth or bone segment. It may even be possible to use the patient’s genome to re-create exact duplicates of what he/she had to begin with.