What it is:
A milling machine is used to take a solid blank of material and shape it into a useable product for the dental patient. 3D milling is used for making crowns, bridges, ortho aligners and retainers as well as different guides.
Materials that are used range from acrylics to zirconium and titanium. Blanks are placed in the mill and in a few minutes your final product is done.
Milled products fit well because of the precision. They can also be done for a quick turn-around for a patient. Implant prosthesis made of titanium that are milled are stronger than any other traditional methods.