October 9, 2019 | Guest Contributor
It’s not every day your industry undergoes a revolution, let alone two. We saw it years ago when zirconia came to market and the advent of digital technology. Labs began dipping their toe in their water by partnering with outsourcing centers who made the initial investment in capital equipment to produce their restorations. Fast forward a few years and all signs point to another revolution, already under way - digital dentures.
It’s no secret in our industry, denture production is labor intensive, timely and now becoming more of a challenge to find skilled technicians able to keep up with production.
From milling to printing and new design software modules manufacturers continue to invest and focus on taking this analog process digital without sacrificing esthetics of the final appliance. It’s an exciting time to be in the dental lab industry and to see what technology can do for our workflows and ultimately improve the patients overall care.
It’s important to remember digital technology is a tool in the toolbox and not the end all be all. Who wouldn’t want a little help along the way?
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