WSU’s Delta Dental of Kansas dental clinic is moving to 3D dentistry with the capacity to create crowns and other dental prosthetics.
The process begins with a digital scan of the patient’s teeth to create a 3-D image. Based on the scan, a prosthetic (crown, bridge, or implant) is designed, and a small block of synthetic material is milled at high speed on a cutting disk to the shape of the dental restoration. The process produces dental products with very high precision, at a much faster rate, and at a fraction of the cost. The 3-D virtual models can be used during consultation with clients to illustrate treatment options.
WSU’s dental clinic has begun operation of the equipment and expects to see reduced patient wait times and fewer visits for completion of the dental procedures.
The WSU dental clinic provides a full range of services including cleanings, whitening, fillings, and implants, along with in-house specialists for periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, and prosthetics. The clinic is open during the summer and is currently taking new patients. To schedule an appointment, call 316-978-8350 or visit wichita.edu/WSUdentalclinic.