3D Systems announced the launch of Jaw in a Day, the latest addition to its VSP (Virtual Surgical Planning) Reconstruction product line.
Enabled by 3D Systems’ healthcare expertise and proprietary digital-to-physical workflow, this patient-specific process enables surgeons to perform a full jaw reconstruction in a single surgery. This groundbreaking capability could spare patients from months of costly, painful and disruptive medical treatment.
Traditional dental rehabilitation requires multiple surgeries and persistent care over a 6 to 12 month period. This pattern of procedures often results in patients missing teeth, which introduces a variety of adverse aesthetic, functional and psychological effects to the patient. This can in turn interfere with patients’ working and social lives throughout the course of treatment.
Jaw in a Day is a single surgery jaw and dental reconstruction enabled through 3D Systems’s VSP Reconstruction service. Surgeons work with 3D Systems engineers who use state-of the-art digital CAD/CAM technology to create a personalized surgical plan and design patient-specific surgical guides, models and instruments.
These devices are then 3D printed and sterilized for reference and use during the unique procedure. Immediate placement of a provisional dental prosthesis eliminates the need for multiple surgeries, resulting in a complete dental reconstruction months before traditional treatment options.
Jaw in a Day offers treatment at a lower cost, with a quicker recovery period. Because patients are able to limit operating time to a single procedure, Jaw in a Day also reduces the chance of infection and complications that may inherently be more likely with the multiple surgeries of traditional treatment plans.