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What is a dental lab and why is it important to our practice? 


What is a Dental Lab?

A dental laboratory is an essential part of any dental practice, and it is a facility where dentures, prosthetics, appliances, and orthodontic devices are designed. The lab uses various equipment and techniques to create custom appliances for dental patients, and this work is critical to restoring patients’ smiles and dental function. At EgoDent, our in-house digital dental laboratory makes it easier for our specialists to provide patients with the best possible treatment and support.

Dental labs help produce a wide range of devices that dentists need to treat their patients, including crowns, bridges, dentures, dental implants, and splints. All of these appliances are manufactured based on the specific needs of individual patients. The manufacturing process is based on impression and diagnostic models that help the dentist identify the most suitable materials and types of dental prostheses.

Why is a dental laboratory necessary for our practice?

The importance of a dental laboratory in a dental practice cannot be overstated. The collaboration between dentists and technicians provides a seamless workflow that allows the dentist to diagnose and develop the appropriate treatment. In contrast, the technician produces the final restoration to precise standards that meet the patient’s needs and the dentist’s instructions.

Here are some of the reasons why a dental lab is essential to our dental practice at EgoDent:

  1. Custom dental restorations

Dental labs create dental restorations that are tailored to the individual needs and requirements of the patient. Each type of restoration is carefully designed for the patient and requires meticulous attention to detail.

  1. High-quality materials

Dental labs use durable materials such as zirconia, porcelain, and acrylic for dentures. These materials ensure restorations last longer, resist wear and function optimally.

  1. Speed and efficiency

Dental labs use advanced technologies and equipment to perform restorations quickly and accurately. With most dental labs, turnaround time is a week at maximum, and your dentist can have your new restoration bonded in place at your next dental appointment.

  1. Continuous growth and learning

Dental labs keep up to date with the latest technology and materials by attending conferences and continuing education. This allows dental labs to offer state-of-the-art restorations that meet patients’ needs.

In summary, dental labs play an important role in the dental industry and are essential in the dental practice. They play a vital role in helping dental patients receive effective treatments that restore their dental function and confidence in their smile. Visit us at EgoDent Stanmore, where you’ll have access to the most advanced dental treatment technologies available.

We are located at 22A Lowther Road | Stanmore, London HA7 1ER, or contact us by phone: 02033 016323 or by email:

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