Tips for Creating Durable and Long-Lasting Prosthetics

Kingsport, TN

Dental labs partner with dentists, using cutting-edge technology and materials to make devices, including long-lasting, durable and beautiful dental restorations that a patient needs to feel self-confident behind their smile.

Creating dental prosthetics requires a dentist to morph into both a scientist and an artist and then communicate very detailed information to a lab to ensure the best possible smile restoration using bridges and crowns that match neighboring teeth in color, shape and size.

What does the process look like? Our dental lab professionals at Premier Dental Arts in Kingsport explain what goes into making durable, aesthetically-pleasing, long-lasting prosthetics:

Step 1: Imaging

The first step to creating a precise crown or bridge is to capture clear, detailed images of the patient’s teeth using dental imaging technology. Those images can be used to make a 3D model of the patient’s mouth that will be used in fabricating a prosthetic. A dentist must also match the color and shade of the prosthetic to the patient’s existing teeth.

Step 2: Fabrication

With imaging in hand, a dental lab begins creating the prosthetic using materials like durable porcelain or zirconia. The prosthetic is designed to fit comfortably and naturally, appearing no different than surrounding teeth in color or size.

Step 3: Coloring/Staining

At this point, dentistry turns into art. Lab specialists are skilled and trained at precise color matching and staining techniques to ensure the prosthetic is customized to match the patient’s existing teeth. Just one slight error in shading can cause the entire prosthetic to be considered a clinical failure.

Step 4: Quality control

A lab’s quality control is where a prosthetic undergoes rigorous testing for fit, color and durability. The goal is to make the crown or bridge last for many years.

Durable prosthetics for dental practices throughout the Southeast United States

Our dental lab professionals at Premier Dental Arts are trained to use specialized equipment, technology and materials to make a prosthetic that will give a patient something to smile about for years to come. Give our specialists a call at (888) 732-5221, or contact us online today.