Classic and Modern Dental Laboratory Technologies

At The Art Of Aesthetics digital dental laboratory, we accept both conventional PVS and digital impressions from 3Shape Trios, Align iTero, True Definition, Sirona Connect Cerec inLab intraoral scanners. There are two methods or technologies to manufacture dental prosthetics. Most crowns and bridges dental laboratories only use one way to save time and money, even when they could use both. They may use handmade methods because they don’t have the capabilities to handle digital means or vice versa.

About 25 years ago, all dental prosthetics were handmade with minimum tools, such as grinders, metal castings, furnaces, and sandblasters. At The Art Of Aesthetics digital dental laboratory, every restoration is handmade. At that time, CAD-CAM technology for the dental laboratory was rare. Most dental technicians were skilled in one process, such as waxing, metal trimming, metal casting, porcelain build-up, porcelain contouring, or glazing and finishing. Generally speaking, in a small dental laboratory setting, only one or two individuals, usually the owner or partners, knew how to do the entire process from start to finish. As new technology advances and as more skilled technicians retired, digital technology is becoming more and more popular, since machines have taken over most of the processes performed by technicians. As a result, other crowns and bridges dental laboratories in the world rely more on digital technologies as a cheaper and more viable option without many hand-skilled technicians.

Classic and Modern Dental Laboratory Technologies

Nowadays, dental laboratories use digital technologies more than before. In the last decade, thousands of small labs have closed, and the owners have retired, absorbing into larger dental laboratories with digital technologies. Now, dentists can scan a “digital file” of the mouth and transmit it to the lab for 3D printing and milling crowns, such as modeless CAD-CAM full contoured (or solid) zirconia crowns. This advanced technology has come a long way; however, it is still missing one crucial ingredient: human experiences.

The Art Of Aesthetics digital dental laboratory has both capabilities: cutting-edge digital technology and technicians with experienced, talented handmade skills. We here at The Art Of Aesthetics continue to train and teach new technicians to use hand-and-eye coordination, as we learned from accredited dental technology schools. You will see even a significant difference in our CAD-CAM full zirconia (monolithic) crowns for bruxism, also if a computer-aided machine manufactures them. We are not here to convince you. We are here for you to try us and see what you have been missing from other cosmetic dental labs in the world. Connect us via Skype, Viber, iMessage, or e-mail.

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