Digital dentistry is overtaking traditional means of creating dentures, crowns, and other prosthetics, replacing them with more accurate, efficient methods. Additionally, it has fostered a change in the way dentistry laboratories operate and has set higher expectations for them. Here are a few significant and beneficial ways it’s affecting labs that embrace it.
How Digital Dentistry Is Changing Your Lab Experience
1. Innovative Technology
In your dental office, you’ll have a digital intraoral scanner that takes impressions of teeth without using molding material. When the lab receives the digital print, they’ll use a computer to design and create the exact prosthetic needed. A milling machine then creates a highly precise model of the impression. This process replaces a need for physical molds, which aren’t as accurate as digital versions.
2. Better Products
Digital scanning eliminates the inaccuracies that traditional impression methods encounter, leading to a more precise diagnosis. Designing the piece on a computer, as opposed to by hand, is faster and more accurate, and the milling machine creates the product to exact specifications. The minimization of human error and increased precision produces better-fitting dental prosthetics for your patients, creating lasting solutions.
3. Better Business
Digital labs heighten your practice’s efficiency by providing faster turnaround times and better products. The labs are more efficient, operating on a smaller margin of error and using machines that make tasks easier and quicker. Additionally, your patients will be happy with products that fit them perfectly the first time. These factors combine to increase your patients’ satisfaction, making them more likely to refer your practice and return for future dental work.
If your office is embracing digital dentistry, work with a dental lab that’s doing the same. Aloha Dental Laboratory in Aiea, HI, recognizes the benefits of digital dental work, and their facilities are outfitted with cutting-edge digital technology, including an E4D PlanScan® scanner and an in-house milling machine. They offer competitive payment and financing options, and their skilled team delivers exceptional customer service with each interaction. See what they can do for your patients online, and call (808) 947-2877 to schedule an appointment.