What Does a Dental Laboratory Do?

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This is a good question that is often asked especially by those who are unfamiliar with the complexities of modern dentistry. As a matter of fact, many people do not even know that dental laboratories exist or what their function or purpose is with regard to dental care. The simple answer is that the dental laboratory plays an important and essential role in providing dental appliances to dentists so that dental patients can enjoy the best care. One example of an appliance that might be crafted to detailed specifications in a dental lab is dentures. Dentures must fit perfectly for the comfort and well-being of the patient. 

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A Crown or Cap as a Way to Restore a Tooth to Full Functionality

It is the dentist’s role to take exacting measurements and deliver those measurements to the laboratory so that dentures can be custom made with exacting detail. Anything less could result in a patient experiencing chronic pain, discomfort and even dentures falling out at the most unexpected time. In addition, patients often require a crown or cap as a way to restore a tooth to full functionality. When this is necessary, the dentist will take an impression of a tooth before and after it has been shaved down to accommodate the new crown. The impression is sent off to the dental lab so that a perfect replica of the patient’s natural tooth is created. Once this is sent back to the dentist it is then cemented permanently onto the patient’s natural tooth. 

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Modern Dental Labs Are Necessary in Today’s World 

Finally, it is important to note that a typical dental care provider may have an ongoing business relationship with multiple labs so that dental appliances can be sourced from the most appropriate laboratory. With so much to offer it is clear to see why modern dental laboratories are so necessary in today’s world of advanced dental services and care. To learn more about dental laboratory and all that modern dentistry makes available to patients of all ages, contact your dental care provider in Walnut Creek, Dr. Massood Darvishzadeh, DDS at Dental Implant Solutions today. 

References:
[1] What Does A Dental Laboratory Do?
[2] Advances in Dental Technology

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