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3 Reasons to Choose Perfect Impressions for Removable and All-On-4 Dentures

August 16, 2021

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diagram of All-On-4 dentures

In countless ways, modern technology has helped improve people’s quality of life. However, age-old problems still exist. For instance, tooth loss is still a major dental issue. In fact, 40 million American adults have no natural teeth left at all. Even after total tooth loss, your patients depend on you to provide them with a complete, healthy smile. They need durable, realistic prosthetic teeth that give them back oral function and confidence, whether it’s through modern removable dentures or All-On-4 implant dentures. To make sure you deliver the best products available, you need to work with Perfect Impressions Dental Lab. Need more reasons to give us a call? Then, read on!

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Occlusal Splints: Preventing Damage from Bruxism

June 17, 2021

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patient holding an occlusal splint

During a routine checkup, you notice the classic signs of bruxism: excessive wear on certain teeth, flattened surfaces, or even minor chips or cracks. You know that if you don’t mention it, you will likely have some additional work in the future, possibly with dental crowns, veneers or even more. Is it really worth talking to the patient about bruxism and occlusal splints? Absolutely! At Perfect Impressions, we believe that when prevention is best whenever possible. In this post, we’ll explain why we encourage occlusal splints for bruxism and why we’re the right dental lab to work with!

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Want Truly Custom Shade Matching? Here Are 5 Necessary Steps

April 15, 2021

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patient with custom shade matching tabs

You’ve seen plenty of them before—patients with restorations that haven’t been correctly matched to their natural teeth. These restorations stand out in the worst way and leave the patients feeling self-conscious, frustrated, and dissatisfied with the care they’ve received. At all costs, you want to avoid having this happen to your patients; otherwise, you could lose them as well others they’ve told about their experience. But how can make sure that the restorations you place have custom shade matching? Read on to find out!

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Thinking about Clear Aligners? What You Need to Consider

February 12, 2021

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person holding clear aligners

As a general dentist, you try to meet your patients’ needs as much as possible. In your continuing education coursework, you keep your skills sharp and learn about new techniques and new technology so that you can improve the care your patients experience. But have you considered offering clear aligners at your practice? Implementing this service requires relatively little training and has the potential to help both you and your patients tremendously. Read on to learn more about how clear aligners can contribute to your success.

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3 Problems with Traditional Impressions That Digital Dentistry Solves

January 15, 2021

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dental imprints in putty

Are you a little set in your ways? Maybe you always go to the same restaurant and order the same dish. You stick to what you know and what you’re comfortable with. In some areas of life, that’s okay! However, in others, such as the technology you use in your practice, there comes a point where the traditional way of doing something becomes less efficient or effective. You strive to provide top-quality care, which is why you need to consider your alternatives for traditional impressions. Below are some of the problems with this outdated method and how digital dentistry can help your practice improve.

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Impression Mistakes You May Be Making and How to Avoid Them

December 15, 2020

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dentist making a mistake

At the end of a long appointment, you realize just how far behind schedule you are. But you still need to collect impressions from your numb patient for their dental crown before they leave. In an effort to save some time, you ask your patient to hold their trays while you and your assistants start working with the next patient in the queue. You take a quick glance at the impressions and immediately send them to your dental lab. A few days afterward, however, you get a call saying that you need to retake the impressions you sent.

There are numerous ways to make a mistake with impressions. One little detail can mean that your patient’s restoration doesn’t fit properly, or it needs to be sent back for rework. In any case, your patient can exit your office frustrated and unimpressed with their experience getting a restoration, which can be detrimental to your business. Here are some common impression mistakes and some tips for avoiding them, including using digital technology.

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The Future of Dentistry: Digital Dentures

November 14, 2020

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digital dentistry software showing dentures in North Texas

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, about 36 million Americans have no natural teeth, and 90 percent of those with edentulism wear dentures. That’s roughly 32 million Americans who rely exclusively on this type of prosthetic for their replacement teeth. Clearly, dentures are an essential and popular service that dental offices, including yours, provide, but that doesn’t mean that the processes used to plan and fabricate dentures need to remain the same as they have been in the past.

Digital technology, improved materials, and advanced software enable your practice to take dental care to the next level. Read on to learn more about digital dentures in North Texas and how your dental lab can make all the difference for you and your patients.

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4 Tips for Smoothly Integrating Digital Technology into Your Practice

October 13, 2020

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dentist using digital impressions for their dental laboratory

In dental school, you had access to all the latest and greatest technology that dentistry had to offer at the time. But now that you’re in private practice, you ultimately choose which devices you and your team will use. Although traditional technology and techniques are reliable, integrating advanced dentistry into your practice can significantly improve the treatment, products, and restorations your patients receive. It’s time to go digital like your dental laboratory! Read on to learn ways you can make the transition as smooth as possible.

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3 Things Your Dental Lab Needs from You to Make the Perfect Dentures

September 16, 2020

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three fingers signifying three things a dental lab needs

You have a patient coming in who has been waiting a long time for new, comfortable, well-fitted full dentures. They sit in your chair anxiously waiting for their improved smile, but as you place the dentures into their mouth, the patient doesn’t seem as happy as they should be. Their dentures don’t fit correctly, which means rework is required. Sadly, your patient leaves your practice frustrated and disappointed as you send their dentures back to the dental lab. This is obviously a scenario you want to avoid as much as possible. Read on to learn how you can consistently have amazing products for your patients.

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Why You Need Wax-Ups

August 14, 2020

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wax up from dental lab

From e-book readers to streaming services, everything seems to be going digital. However, some “old school” techniques are still valuable. For instance, diagnostic wax-ups may seem antiquated, especially if you use digital impressions, virtual smile software, and other technology on a regular basis, but they come in handy in many situations. In this blog post, you’ll learn about the things that wax-ups can still do for your practice, impact your bottom line, and how your dental lab can help.

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