FOR OUR PATIENTS
The Art Of Aesthetics has a reputation as one of the best dental labs in San Francisco Bay Area CA. Dental laboratories share similar technologies, manufacturing processes, and materials as a jewelry maker, as well as practice similar concepts and practices. For example, a custom-designed, handmade, one-of-a-kind ring that was created just for you by a jewelry designer would cost more than a mass-produced ring constructed by a machine. This is similar to dental prosthesis. Crowns and bridges designed and handmade by a skilled and properly trained ceramist cost a lot more than machine-made crowns. You may want to buy a more affordable ring or piece of jewelry, but you do not want to compromise with dental prosthesis. In many cases, regardless of the cost, poorly made dental prosthesis will cost you a lot more in the long run, with having to be replaced more often than necessary.
You, as a patient, will need to do some research on your own before visiting a dentist. You wouldn’t buy the first house a real estate agent shows you. You would do a lot of research on your own, looking at several homes, performing a market analysis, researching home values, learning the neighborhood, and more. How much more important are the health of your teeth?
Learn as much as possible about your dentists. How many years have they stood behind their crowns? What are their crowns made out of, high noble or semi-precious metals? Are the crowns’ biocompatibility, shock absorbance, and wear rates similar to your natural teeth? If you are a heavy grinder, then full zirconia will work very well. If you are not, then zirconia core with porcelain layered is much more shock absorbent.
Bottom line is that you are the one who needs to be most responsible for your teeth, and it is your duty to be fully educated before you visit a dentist. Dentists are well trained and receive many years of formal education, but there is a reason to be a specialist. Seek a specialist if possible, since they have specific training and expertise in their field. Good online reviews are not sufficient, since reviews are not from field experts. A shiny and fancy building is not enough. Make sure you do your homework to search one of the best dental labs in San Francisco Bay Area CA.