Surgical guides allow doctors to plan an implant virtually and then accurately place an implant in the most safe, predictable, and efficient manner. In addition to increased accuracy, patients will also save chair time.
The total edentulous population worldwide is approximately 6-10%. The demand for implant-supported prostheses is anticipated to expand considerably over the coming years for several reasons, including the aging baby boomer population.
Technology is helping dental and oral health clinicians provide more reassurance and well-rounded treatment to their patients. From record-keeping to operative procedures, advancements in methods and diagnostic tools are enabling a safer, more effective practice.
DDS Lab understands the importance of good communication. We know you are busy taking good care of your patients - and you are running a businesses. You and your staff don’t want to spend hours on the phone, following up on cases or trying to get through to the right person. This is the reason why every DDS Lab customer has their own dedicated Account Manager.
An excellent quality dental impression is critical, because without it the dental lab cannot fabricate accurate, well-fitting restorations. Ideally, potential dental impression errors should be identified before the impression is sent to the lab. Otherwise, work may be delayed if the impression is rejected.
Digital dental impressions are fast becoming the norm as an increasing number of clinicians and laboratories embrace this newer technology. Some of the benefits of intraoral scanning are obvious, such as speed and accuracy, but there are additional advantages you might not have considered. In this article, we look at digital dental restorations and the digital workflow. Not convinced digital impressions are worth considering?
Initially, porcelain fused to metal (PFMs) restorations were the clinician’s standard choice of material, because they offered reliable treatment outcomes for the patient.
However, the opaque porcelain used to mask the metal substructure, particularly in the cervical third, frequently causes a light gray appearance at the cervical margin. The effect can worsen after a few years if gingival recession occurs. Now, the demand for increased aesthetics and more cosmetically pleasing restorations has risen exponentially, corresponding with a significant fall in demand for PFMs. PFMs have been replaced with more clinically and aesthetically acceptable all-ceramic restorations, the most popular of which is zirconia.
Choosing a suitable dental laboratory is crucial for the success or your dental practice. When you find a dental lab that understands your requirements, your practice runs more smoothly because you know you will receive high-quality restorations on-time. One vital decision is whether to use a local dental laboratory or to choose a national lab. We’ve looked at the potential benefits and pitfalls of each choice.
Case: Transformative screw-retained bridge
Dr. Georges Raffoul, Coast Dental, Largo, FL DDS Laboratory, Darren Stiff, MDT