Answering this question is our guest Rick Bishop, a Certified Dental Technician Specializing in Dental Ceramics.
"It's a big advantage to have the lab in the office. I can go see the patient to do more than just pick a simple shade. I look at all aspects of the patient's natural teeth which in turn makes the final crown match that tooth. This personalized service that this office provides is key to the crowns success. Whether it's one tooth or many.
Working as a team and the great relationship that the lab and the Drs have, makes it possible for us to meet the patients expectations.
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Dental implant materials are either titanium or ceramic. Titanium ones are more common in the US. Ceramic ones, also known as zirconium and white metal, are growing in use and popularity in Europe.
Titanium implants have three parts, the part in the jaw bone, the part that supports the crown, and the crown.
Ceramic implants are usually one solid piece that the crown attaches to with a carbon fiber screw.
Titanium implants are predictable, strong, stable, and long lasting. They have some give such that they are less susceptible to fracture. Their three component design allows for crown angle correction if needed.
Titanium implants have evolved to make them easily integrated into the jaw bone. Early implants had a highly polished smooth...
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