178 Million Americans are missing one or more of their natural teeth. Implants are out of reach for many, and low-cost options are too uncomfortable or unaesthetic for others. The flexible partial denture is a perfect option for this population.
Dental labs face many challenges in meeting this demand:
- Labor pool for experienced dental technicians is shrinking
- Current manufacturing methods are expensive and time consuming
- 3D printing of dental appliances is currently limited to prototypes and single use products using expensive, large format printers
Enter the Arfona philosophy: 3D manufacturing shouldn't be complicated, nor should it be cost prohibitive. Arfona manufactures the r.Pod Desktop 3D Printer, the world's first printer optimized for flexible partial dentures and appliances. The printer allows dental professionals to fabricate restorations in half the time and for half the cost.
For investment opportunities please contact founder and CEO Justin Marks by e-mail.