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

September 16, 2020

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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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6 Specialties of Certified Dental Technicians

July 11, 2020

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smiling technician working at a dental lab

You’ve worked hard to achieve your goals and build your dental practice. In addition to the years you sacrificed for dental school, every year you dedicate time to continuing education to keep your skills sharp and updated so that your patients can receive the best possible care. Isn’t it reasonable to expect a similar dedication to excellence from those you collaborate with? Shouldn’t you hold your dental lab to a high standard as well? In this blog post, you’ll learn about what to look for in the people who work at your dental lab.

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Why You Should Consider Smile Shapers for Your Practice

June 9, 2020

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woman holding clear aligner

Did you know that nearly 20 percent of orthodontic patients are over the age of 18? However, many of these patients don’t want to be stuck with brackets and wires for several years in order to have a smile they’re proud of. These days, mature patients are looking for an easier, more aesthetically pleasing way to straighten their teeth with clear aligners. If you are considering your options of clear aligners for your practice, your dental laboratory recommends Smile Shapers! Read on to learn three good reasons why!

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Getting the Color of Your Restorations Right the First Time

May 8, 2020

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patient with color guide

Your patient is coming in to have their new crown placed. As you position it on the tooth, you immediately see that the restoration’s shade is way off. It stands out and looks unnatural compared to the surrounding teeth, and it doesn’t take long for the patient to notice and point it out too. You have to send the crown back to the dental laboratory for rework, and your patient leaves your practice disappointed to say the least. If this happens on a semi-regular basis, it may be to time to look for another lab.

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4 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Dental Lab for Implant Restorations

April 2, 2020

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dentures made at a dental lab in Texas

In the recent past, your dental lab has failed to deliver as promised. Whether they didn’t meet a deadline or the restoration needed rework, both you and your patients are getting impatient. It’s time to find a better dental lab—one that will give you positive results in a timely manner. But how do you know you’ve found the one? Read on to learn four steps that will lead you to the right dental lab in Texas for your practice.

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4 Essential Questions to Ask Your Certified Dental Lab

February 18, 2020

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dentist thinking questions for certified dental lab North Texas

During an appointment, your patient comes in to have their implant restored. They are excited to enjoy their fully restored tooth and have been waiting patiently for months. But when you put the crown on the abutment, your patient says it doesn’t fit comfortably. It requires major rework, and your patient leaves your office feeling disappointed and dissatisfied. You’ve had enough—the dental lab you’ve used for years has made too many mistakes, and you’re ready to find another one. How do you know whether you’ve found a good certified dental lab in North Texas? Ask these important questions!

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Do I Need to Work with a Certified Dental Lab?

December 15, 2019

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certified dental lab

In your practice, you work hard to deliver exceptional results for your patients every day to keep them coming back. When your patients are happy, they are more likely to return and even refer friends and family to your office. However, as you look through your dental practice’s expenses you wonder if partnering with a certified dental lab (CDL) is really worth it. You know there are other cheaper sources for restorations and appliances out there, but are they safe? Whether you’re just starting your own dental office, or you’ve been practicing for decades, your reputation is at stake, and it’s important to choose a certified dental lab in North Texas you can trust.

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Qualities to Look for When Choosing the Best Dental Lab

November 17, 2019

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lab technician dentures

At the end of each year, you probably take a little bit of time to review how your practice has performed over the last 12 months. You look through expense reports, making sure that every dollar has been well spent, and you wonder whether your dental lab truly is the best one that you could be working with. How can you tell that you’ve found a dental lab worth keeping? In this post, you’ll learn four features of a dental lab that will tell you whether you’ve found a good match for your practice.

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4 Benefits of a Strong, Trusting Relationship with Your Dental Lab

October 13, 2019

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two dental lab technicians

You’re looking to switch to a new dental lab. What factors are you considering in your decision? Although reasonable pricing certainly can play a part in your choice, are you also considering whether you can have a close, trusting relationship with your new dental lab? Overseas sources may be more affordable, but many issues can come along with having a geographically and professionally distant dental lab. If you treat your lab as a simple supplier or vendor, then you’re not taking full advantage of the potential growth and success that this partnership can give you. In this post, you’ll learn four benefits to choosing the right dental lab in North Texas.

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