When you are in need of dental restorations such as a crown or a denture, these restorations need to be created. Your restoration needs to be made to fit perfectly in your mouth to provide you with the best aesthetic results as well as the optimal functional results and the best protection. Typically, when dental restorations are created, impressions are sent to an off-site lab, which could leave you waiting weeks for a restoration that might need to be adjusted. At Neil Starr, DDS, PC, our laboratory is located on-site, meaning that we can create many restorations in-house.
What Can be Created in Our On-Site Lab?
At our on-site lab, we can create numerous restorations and other treatments that you need, rather than outsourcing the work to an off-site lab. We can create such things as:
|Crowns, including those for restoring damaged teeth as well as those for dental implants.
|Dentures, both full and partial.
|Night guards, which help to protect your teeth, your jaws, and your temporomandibular joints in the event of bruxism or TMJ disorder.
Faster Turnaround Times
Typically, impressions of your mouth are sent to an off-site lab. Once there, they are used to design and create your restorations. Because the restorations are created off-site, not only does it take time to create them, it also takes time to have them sent back. This can mean weeks without a restoration, only having a temporary restoration to protect your teeth. At our on-site lab, we can offer faster turnaround times. In many cases, this can mean that you can have your restorations in a single visit, preventing the need for a temporary restoration and the need for an additional appointment.
Lower Costs for You
In addition to providing you with your restorations in less time, having your restorations created on-site can help you to save money. Because you do not require a second appointment for placement, or additional appointments because the restoration did not fit the first time correctly, you will not need to spend as much.
When restorations are created off-site, it can be difficult to confer with the technicians. This can result in errors that require correction, meaning that you have to wait even longer for your restoration. With an on-site lab, we can confer with our technicians directly. We are also able to examine the work as it is being done. This enables us to reduce the likelihood of errors, ensuring that your final restoration fits perfectly within your mouth.
Better Quality and Higher Satisfaction
Because we oversee what goes on in our lab, we can ensure that you are receiving the highest quality restorations for your dental needs. Because we provide high-quality products and services, in significantly less time than it would take to have your restorations created at an off-site lab, we can ensure a higher patient satisfaction rate. Your restorations will look and feel natural and comfortable, and you do not have the hassle of waiting weeks to receive it. For more information on our on-site laboratory, and what benefits it can offer you, call Neil Starr, DDS, PC today at (202) 293-7177.