Dental Laboratory

Dental laboratories employ ceramists and other artisans and technicians who create natural-looking dental restorations and prosthetics. They also make orthodontic appliances. Lab technicians undergo advanced training and can obtain certification from the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology.

Dental laboratory personnel use sophisticated tools and technology to create dental restorations and prosthetics that look natural and provide optimal comfort and function. They use lifelike materials and time-tested techniques to produce quality products that enhance and rejuvenate smiles. Dental laboratory technicians utilize written instructions from dentists and specialists and dental impressions of patient’s mouths to craft permanent restorations. A dental laboratory technician must display manual dexterity, attention to detail, and extreme accuracy to craft products with an impeccable fit and finish.

Some of the products dental laboratories create include:

  • Conventional crowns
  • Implant crowns
  • Inlays
  • Onlays
  • Fixed bridges
  • Partial dentures
  • Full dentures
  • Porcelain veneers