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Dental Laboratory Procedures Sutton

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The benefits of having a laboratory on site at a dental practice.

At The Denture & Implant Clinic, we believe that working closely with the laboratory technician is essential to achieving the best results. The laboratory technician is the member of the dental team that physically makes dentures, crowns, and bridges. It’s still largely done by hand, but computers and scanners are now making the process quicker and more accurate. The usual process of making a denture, crown, or bridge involves the dentist taking a mould or impression of your teeth and then sending it off to the technician to make. The laboratory technician has no idea what you look like and … Continue reading


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Porcelain Denture Teeth Sutton

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What’s the difference between porcelain and acrylic denture teeth?

These are generally the two different types of denture teeth we can use when making dentures – either porcelain or acrylic. The advantages of acrylic are: Good appearance Bond to denture base so the teeth stay on the denture for longer and they don’t debond so easily A good range of teeth available in difference shapes, sizes, and colours Easy to repair The biggest disadvantage of acrylic denture teeth is the wear resistance is not as good as porcelain teeth. After many years (5 years plus), they begin to wear and this can be considerably noticeable after wearing them for … Continue reading


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