March 15, 2021
It’s been happening more and more recently. You have another patient who isn’t quite happy with how their dentures fit and wants the lab to make an adjustment or correction. They leave your office feeling frustrated, and you’re frustrated too. And you’re worried that you might be losing patients because of these lower quality, ill-fitting dentures. It’s time you found a new dental lab to work with!
Perfect Impressions has a remake factor of less than 1 percent, and we’ve been creating restorations since 1986. What makes our lab so special? Here are three powerful reasons why you should choose Perfect Impressions for your patients’ dentures and All-on-4 implant dentures.
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February 12, 2021
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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January 15, 2021
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 Below are some of the problems with this outdated method and how digital dentistry can help your practice improve.
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December 15, 2020
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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November 14, 2020
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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October 13, 2020
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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September 16, 2020
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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August 14, 2020
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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July 11, 2020
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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June 9, 2020
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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