Cutting Edge Technology
Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing the fastest growing advances in materials and techniques in dentistry.
CAD/ CAM programs have taken their lead from earlier analogue techniques to make it easier for technicians to move over to the new technology. This is allowing faster transition/training and the ability to use new materials and the time saving that Cad Cam allows. Cad Cam has seen the fastest changes in dentistry than ever before as such the capabilities and materials are changing almost monthly.
Not only technicians but dentists are seeing the change with the advantages of digital impressions. With controlled expansion over to digital dentistry we are seeing the benefits for the patients in the materials especially in the implant field of dentistry.
The NobelProcera system has the accuracy to meet our laboratory’s needs for all of its CAD/CAM cases.
These NobelProcera solutions range from tooth-born crowns in IPS e.max lithium disilicate; copings and bridge frameworks in high-strength ceramics (alumina or shaded zirconia), titanium, or cobalt chrome; to implant-born restorations, such as abutments in shaded zirconia or titanium; and milled titanium overdenture bars and superstructures to Telio CAD provisional crowns and bridges.
With this system, precision-milled titanium implant bars that are compatible with more than 175 implant platforms can become routine offerings in the laboratory.
Straumann 3D Printer
Our technicians are delighted to offer the very latest in 3D printing technology, Straumann P series 3D printer.
This printer offers professional high-speed production of certified, maximum-precision and top-quality dental products. Sturdy, reliable and suited to a wealth of applications and ensures our laboratory is well equipped to meet the demands of dental aesthetics.
Benefits of Straumann P series 3D printer
- Reliable - Functional engineering concept for dental applications. Simple and intuitive to use. Sturdy and durable technology.
- Flexible-Open system. Multiple applications in one unit. Material change in less than 30 seconds.
- Speed-Drill templates or temporaries printed in just a few minutes. Patented Force Feedback Technology.
Suction dentures are a type of dental prosthetic that are provided by many dental clinics across the country. They are made specially by prosthodontist technicians, as they require specialised moulding techniques to design. Suction dentures rely on creating strong retention using atmospheric pressure. This is achieved by their unique design.
The vacuum is created once the dentures are seated and pressed onto the gum profile by expressing the air outwards. Once they need to be removed, the vacuum seal will cancel once manual force is applied. The process of removing the prosthetic may require a slight amount of force, but this is not a cause for concern and simply demonstrates that you have premium-quality suction dentures.
Suction dentures bring a variety of benefits for patients.
The first is the added advantage of having more retention than conventional dentures. This is due to the additional support of the suction vacuum. Other advantages, like the improvements in speech, mastication, and comfort, shows that suction dentures give more choice to the patient when deciding which solution is best for them.
Clinical Dental Technician
Paul Holmes is our Clinical Dental Technician.
A clinical dental technician is a dual qualified registered member of the general dental council that has underwent many years of technical training prior to commencing clinical training. Patients with some of their own teeth or dental implants must be referred as the dentist must firstly examine existing teeth/implants suitability prior to dentures being made. Patients without any teeth can self-refer and the clinical dental technician can provide treatment without a prescription form the dentist.
With specialist clinical and technical knowledge in this field of dentistry Paul Holmes will carry out all treatment procedures below. There is no requirement to work in conjunction with an external dental lab as all clinical and technical work is provided by the clinical dental technician. The patient is involved in every stage of their treatment regarding tooth selection, tooth arrangement and final desired aesthetic/cosmetic appearance.
Clinical Dental Technicians can:
- Prescribe and provide complete dentures direct to patients
- Prescribe and provide Custom sports mouth guards
- Implant over dentures
- Partial dentures
- Prescribe Anti-snoring devices
- Offer Home Tooth whitening
- Re-cement crowns with temporary cement
- Replace implant abutments for removable dental appliances on prescription from a dentist