Dental Lab Customization And Technology For Creating Crowns

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Dental crowns are a popular dental treatment option to restore the appearance and function of damaged teeth. In order to make a dental crown that is functional and cosmetically attractive, dentists rely on dental labs. These labs and the skilled dental technicians who work there ensure that the dental crowns are high quality and individualized to meet the specific needs of the patient. Here are some things about dental lab customization and technology to know about. 

Dental Crown Customization

One of the most important features of a dental lab is its ability to customize dental crowns to the individualized needs of the patient. Dental crowns are generally made from porcelain, gold, nickel, or ceramic because these durable materials make them ideal for various types of dental restorations and cosmetic dentistry treatments. The lab technician will work with your dentist to determine which type of material is most suited to your specific dental needs.

Customization also means the size and shape of your dental crown will be made in accordance with your dentist's recommendations, your dental health, X-rays, and dental impressions. The dental lab technician will use impressions of your teeth to make a mold that fits the tooth that is being restored.

The customization process also helps ensure that your dental crown will fit comfortably and it will help prevent any discomfort or gum irritation. Ill-fitting dental crowns may increase your risk for dental pain, gingivitis, infections, and in some cases, bite problems. In addition, customization of your dental crowns allows the restored teeth to effectively blend in with your other teeth to give your smile a more natural-looking appearance.

Dental Lab Technology

There have been many advancements in dental lab technology that play an important role in the making of high-quality precision dental crowns. One of these advancements includes computer-aided design (CAD) technology that has improved the creation process of dental crowns. Instead of using a mold, CAD technology allows the dental laboratory technician to use digital imaging techniques to create a model of your teeth. CAD technology allows for more accurate measurements and a quicker turnaround time so that you do not have to wait longer for your restorations. Milling machines also help the lab technicians to create crowns by milling the dental crowns out of blocks of restorative materials. 

If your dentist recommends dental crowns, consider the above benefits of dental labs. When your dentist works with the lab technician, it helps ensure that you will enjoy the highest quality restorations for a more attractive and healthy smile.

Contact a local dentist to learn more about dental labs.


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Emergency Dental Care

The average dentist takes many client appointments each day and also deals with emergency situations on a regular basis. Dental emergencies are very common because people are likely to put off having tooth pain fixed until the pain becomes unbearable. Some people have anxiety about dental visits, and others are trying to avoid the expense of dental care. In either case, the end result is often a dental emergency. I have worked as a professional dental hygienist for many years and have seen all types of dental emergencies. I hope that this blog will help people identify potential emergencies before they become too serious and will allow people to know when to get help.