Dental work that involves laboratory work includes:
Do you know what is being put into your mouth?
This surgery does not, and has not in the past, used laboratories that send the work overseas. We source our technicians carefully, to provide the best possible work, using the best materials for each case. We spend the time to ascertain and understand exactly what materials our technicians use for any lab work we request to ensure our patients are getting the best possible product each time.
Why we spend the time & what you actually pay for!
Quality of the work affects the fit and longevity of the product. This in turn can affect the health of your mouth and teeth. For example, there is an increased risk of tooth decay around poorly fitting crowns and bridges. Similarly, poorly fitting dentures, cause stresses on other teeth and gums resulting in pain and ulcers. Ill fitting implant work can result in increased stresses increasing the risk of failure.
Quality and safety of the materials used for lab work cannot only affect your teeth, gums and mouth, but also your general health. Poor quality acrylic and/or plastics used in mouth guards, night guards and dentures can cause irritation to gums or the soft tissues or allergic reactions. Poor quality alloys used in metal dentures can cause allergic reactions or irritation to gums and tissues. Cheap alloys used in crown and bridge cores rather than gold can be dangerous, e.g. may contain unsafe levels of heavy metals like lead, which can leach into your blood stream and can lead to failure due to decreased bonding strength between the porcelain & the metal. Poor quality or cheap porcelains can lead to crown or bridge failure due to decreased strength and quality, along with poor aesthetics.