The 3D printer technology falls under the latest high-tech developments which enables a dental laboratory to print virtual models created in CAD by a dentist using a 3D printer. This accelerates the process of creating the replacement solution, in addition to adding to quality and precision.
When it comes to metal and ceramic solutions, the basis of the replacement is made from one of precious or non-precious alloys, with the outside layer made of ceramics. They are characterized by firmness and durability, a satisfying aesthetic prospect and good function, in addition to being cheaper than all-ceramic solutions. The metal basis affects the transparency of the teeth; therefore nowadays all-ceramic solutions are more popular due to their more extinguished aesthetic side.