Role of the Master Laboratory Technician

Our doctors have closely evaluated the dental office milling machines that allow a same day dental crown, from preparation to delivery. This one appointment format, though quite a longer appointment in duration, is surely an attractive thought. All things considered, we prefer to go with the discretion and artistry of a master lab technician. Despite the time and task involved in securing a temporary crown, as well as a second appointment to deliver the final crown, we feel the resultant improvement in quality is worthwhile. This two appointment format does not really total any longer time in the dental office than patients receiving one appointment milled crowns.

Results in matching the shade, or color variations, of anterior teeth are much better when enhanced by a personal custom staining appointment. Our technician’s skill level, enhanced by a color spectrometer can in no way be rivaled by a milling machine. The custom staining by our lab technician can occur either at the lab or here in our office. Finally, is the top-notch experience of having the same technician present, when indicated, at the delivery appointment. This resource for a final customizing touch equals or surpasses the quality boasted by “Hollywood” or “Extreme Makeover” dentistry.

By our philosophy, this human touch applies to the posterior teeth as well. Through both intraoral and extraoral digital photography we have greatly improved the esthetics of our posterior crowns. We especially consider the upper bicuspids, just behind the canine, as an important part of the esthetic zone.

Keeping this human element in the formula, while utilizing the most up to date materials, typifies the blend of the traditional standards and modern technology we provide at Austin Skyline Dental. (See Custom Staining and Esthetic Zone)