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What Does a Dental Lab Do?

While the main role of a dental lab is relatively straightforward, the day-to-day inner workings of a lab are complex and often require a great deal of skill, artistry, and technique on behalf of the lab technician. The purpose of a modern dental lab is to produce the tangible products (i.e. crowns, bridges, and restoration teeth) that are needed by the dentist in order to restore a patient’s oral health and smile. 

As a dentist, the in-house dental lab at Dr. Heath A. Lampee’s Teeth in 24 practice is primarily used to fabricate custom restorations for full mouth dental implants. Each and every patient’s oral architecture is unique, which is why a unique protocol must be taken in order to produce perfect, stunning results and a beautiful smile for every patient that walks through doors. 

With our state-of-the-art full mouth dental implant lab, accomplishing this goal is easier, faster, and more streamlined than ever before.

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The Benefits of an In-House Dental Laboratory

In many instances, communication between a dental practice and an off-site dental laboratory end up causing treatment delays for the patient. During the dental implant process, from a patient’s first consultation to the diagnosis, surgery, and placement of the final restoration, communication between Dr. Lampee and the dental lab is ever-present. 

In order to produce beautiful, functional restorations that perfectly suit the needs of each unique patient, a variety of information must be shared and communicated between the dentist and the dental lab on a daily basis. Having our lab services in-house all under one roof allows us to carry out an entire implant restoration quickly, seamlessly, and with near perfect results, every single time.

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