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As a dentist, it’s important to work closely with dental laboratories to ensure that my patients receive the best possible care. In this post, I’d like to explain a bit more about how dental laboratories and dentists work together to create custom dental prosthetics, such as crowns and bridges.
Patient to Dentist
When a patient needs a crown or bridge, I take detailed impressions of their teeth and send them to the dental laboratory, along with a prescription specifying the materials, size, shape, and other characteristics of the prosthetic. The laboratory then uses these instructions to create the crown or bridge, which is typically made from ceramic or other high-quality materials.
Dentist to Laboratory
Once the crown or bridge is complete, the laboratory sends it back to my office, where I fit it onto the patient’s teeth and make any necessary adjustments. This process requires a high level of precision and attention to detail, as the prosthetic needs to fit comfortably and look natural.
It’s worth noting that not all dentists have in-house dental laboratories. Some dentists prefer to outsource this work to specialized laboratories, which can often create prosthetics more quickly and with a higher level of quality than an in-house laboratory.
I hope this gives you a better understanding of the role that dental laboratories play in the dental profession. If you have any questions about your dental care, don’t hesitate to contact our North Canton office.
Thank you for reading!
Dr. Christina Brinda