What is the Function of a Dental Laboratory?

Function of a Dental Laboratory

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Those who are unfamiliar with the complexities of today’s modern dentistry may not be familiar with the function of a dental laboratory. Keep in mind that the dentist, while performing many procedures in their office, does require outside assistance and help. For example, more complicated and detailed crafting and work in terms of dental appliances may be performed by an outside lab facility. In short, a dental lab is simply a standalone facility that supports dental professionals by providing customized appliances for dental patients. This includes everything from dentures to bridges and crowns as well as braces and retainers. 

Strong and Reliable
Strong and Reliable 

For example, while the dentist will take impressions of a patient’s tooth, it is the dental lab that uses advanced technology visualization techniques and equipment to create a crown that will fit over the patient’s tooth. This results in a perfect fit that is strong and reliable. Using precision equipment that is the latest in imaging technology results in better care. Another example of a dental lab and its important utility is that of creating dentures. Whether it is a full set of dentures or partials, they must be unique to the patient. A perfect fit is absolutely necessary. In the absence of a perfect fit, the patient may experience painful chewing, discomfort and even gum damage. 

Create Very Accurate Denture Appliances
Create Very Accurate Denture Appliances 

Skilled technicians in a laboratory review the patient’s jaw, mouth and gum structure details as a way to create very accurate denture appliances that will be reliable and comfortable for years and decades to come. With so much to offer it is clear to see why the dental laboratory plays a vital and important role in overall modern dentistry. As a matter of fact, few things could be accomplished without the support of these key facilities that dental care providers depend upon on a daily basis. To learn more about the function of a dental laboratory as well as overall dental care and services, contact your Pinole dentists, Azadeh Hosseini, DDS, and Ghazal Hosseini, DDS at Top Pinole Dental today. 

References:
[1] What Does a Dental Laboratory Do?
[2] What Does A Dental Laboratory Do?

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