Category Archives: Dental Laboratory

The Importance of Integrating Intraoral Scanners into Dental Practices

In today’s age, the need to implement a digital solution has become more apparent given our society’s desire to always be on the cutting edge. You can now incorporate cone beam machines to plan the implant position, length, diameter and fabricate your own milled surgical guides. A milling unit can also be used to fabricate same-day restorations! In this article, ... read more

Top Ways for a Better Communication Between Dentists and Dental Labs

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” –(an excerpt from Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy)   That quote is from Tolstoy’s book and is referred to as the “Anna Karenina principle” and it refers to how poor performance can ruin an entire relationship. This is why nailing the relationship with your de ... read more

Finding the Right Dental Lab – How It’s Done

If you think that choosing the right dental laboratory seems like a daunting task, then this article is perfect for you! We know exactly how you feel. When it comes to the quality of dental care and healthcare that a practice provides and guarantees their patients, the partnering dental laboratory plays a major role. Understanding what a dental laboratory does and s ... read more

Communicating Shade and Surface Texture the Proper Way

When it comes to communicating the shade and texture to a laboratory technician, it varies depending on where you are exactly working in the mouth.   For instance, if you are working in the posterior part of the mouth, it is not uncommon to just simply write down the requested shade on the lab script and start working on it. If you are, however, working in the anterior esthetic zone, yo ... read more