Yes, that’s correct! Our independent Ceramic Dental Laboratory is directly next door to our practice. Why would you want to wait for weeks on end when a dental technician is available immediately to help with any prosthetic needs you might have?
3Shape E Scanner
Our dental lab operates using a digital process and requires an electronic impression of the patient’s oral cavity. There are two methods to obtain this digital record: the dentist can directly scan the patient’s mouth using an intra-oral scanner and forward the data to the lab, or the dentist can take a traditional impression and dispatch the plaster model to the lab. If the second method is used, the lab employs a dental model scanner to convert the impression into a digital format to initiate the design process.
What is a dental lab scanner?
A dental lab scanner, commonly known as a dental model scanner, is a tabletop device that allows dental experts to insert a dental model (or die, representing the tooth’s crown or root) for scanning. Upon activation, the scanner produces a 3D representation of the model. Typically, these 3D dental scanners come packaged with CAD/CAM software, facilitating immediate design and fabrication using computer-aided technology.
What functionalities do dental lab scanners offer?
Within moments, the scanner produces a digital rendition, with precision settings adjustable based on the planned dental treatment. The device operates by projecting light onto the model while simultaneously capturing its image using integrated cameras. This combination instantly creates a 3D representation.
While some older models use laser technology, most contemporary scanners employ structured light. This method is preferred as it often incorporates an open scanner design, simplifying the user experience. Dental professionals can effortlessly place the model, initiating an automatic scan without enclosing the device.
Formlabs 3D printer
Our Dental Laboratory uses state-of-the-art dental resins to rapidly manufacture biocompatible surgical guides, splints, fixed patterns and models, and clear aligner models.
Wieland Zenotec Mini Milling Unit
Our Dental Laboratory uses the Zenotec mini compact milling machine with a CAD/CAM system to manufacture all our prosthetics, such as veneers, crowns and bridges, to restore fractured and missing teeth.
A disk-shaped dental material called a “disc” is cut into the shape of a tooth using a milling bar.
Our Dental Laboratory prefers to use these discs from Ivoclar®.
- IPS e. max ZirCAD.
This cutting-edge zirconium oxide stands out in all aspects. IPS e.max ZirCAD is the go-to material for situations that demand robust mechanical strength, slender restoration structures, and a natural aesthetic appearance.
- Sagemax NexxZr T
NexxZr t is a translucent zirconia for individual esthetics.
It is used for monolithic restorations from single-tooth to multi-unit bridge restorations.
Its perfect balance between transparency and strength (1270MPa) for producing esthetic all-ceramic restorations impresses. The soft material before sintering ensures an effortless manufacturing process. NexxZr white can be customised individually by brush or dipping infiltration (NexxZr t Colouring Liquids) or processed as a pre-shaded variant (16 A-D shades, 3 Bleach shades).
All-ceramic veneering is possible with the standard all-ceramic systems (see Cet value). NexxZr t – translucent zirconia for individual esthetics.