We may be a local dentist Dublin, but we really are expanding what we can do in the clinic, not only fixing teeth but actually fabricating them!
It may not be obvious to the average patient, but the dental industry heavily relies on dental laboratories for the majority of the manufacturing of crowns and veneers. And although this arrangement usually works very well, recent shocks to supply chains have shown us all that being able to self-sufficiently provide services without third parties makes any organisation more robust. Our dentist, Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, is very pleased to be able to announce that we manufacture crowns and veneers in house, taking three-dimensional scans of our patients’ teeth, designing the necessary prosthetics and milling them in the surgery.
Normally reserved for dental laboratories, we are one of the few clinics with a CEREC machine, allowing us to perform the three main steps of dental fabrication. From recording a patient’s tooth position using a 3D scanner, to processing and designing, before sending the first design to the ceramic mill which will cut the desired prosthetic from a block of eMAX ceramic, we do it all.
Dental scanning is a far less invasive procedure than the traditional plaster moulds which have a habit of becoming distorted and do not store well. Unlike the purely digital models generated by a scanner that can be saved to a computer, which create a more accurate image of the teeth.
With a little additional training, our dentist Dublin has become adept at using and interpreting digital models. They provide many advantages when designing a prosthetic, allowing an initial model that can be predicted by the software and can then be modified to meet the exact specifications of the patient. This is far easier than making prosthetics by hand once they have been fitted into the patient’s mouth, saving both us and our patients time and money.
Milling in house
With the model for the designs tweaked, all that is left is the selection of the material that we use. We have a wide range of available shades allowing us to match any prosthetics to the patient’s teeth. Once the milling machine is loaded, it will automatically go about chipping away at the enamel block, leaving a prosthetic with a fully finished surface ready to be fitted.
This can all be done whilst a patient is waiting, allowing us to meet the needs of a dental emergency, even if it involves creating a brand new crown on the same day. This is a huge advantage over the traditional two to three-week manufacturing time that we would expect if we use the third party dental laboratory. This time span would be even longer if we were working with traditional moulds rather than simply emailing over three-dimensional scans. Also, by controlling the quality of manufacturing, we can confidently stand by our work and offer guarantees.
If you would like to find out more information about how CEREC could help you, or to register as a patient, feel free to get in contact by phone or email. There are also contact forms on our website if you would prefer, so we hope to hear from you soon.