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Blending Art and Science

Blending Art and Science

In this photo, a preparation was scanned and a 3D model was printed.  The STereoLithography (STL) file was sent to two separate labs with two different price points.  Both labs were given the same amount of time to work on the restoration and each unit was tried on the same model to check for the accuracy of fit.  The results are clear as shown by the restorations on the right side--a high quality lab technician is irreplaceable, irrespective of the costs. 

In this photo, a preparation was scanned and a 3D model was printed.  The STereoLithography (STL) file was sent to two separate labs with two different price points.  Both labs were given the same amount of time to work on the restoration and each unit was tried on the same model to check for the accuracy of fit.  The results are clear as shown by the restorations on the right side--a high quality lab technician is irreplaceable, irrespective of the costs. 

At SiliconBeach.Dental, we are very proud and honored to work with such an amazing team of staff and network of specialists.  There is one team member that rarely gets the credit they deserve, our lab technicians.  In dentistry, crowns, veneers, dentures, and partials are made in a laboratory by a technician.  

A highly skilled lab technician is able to blend the eye of an artist with the precision of a scientist.  With the use of CAD/CAM technology, 3D Printing, digital scanning, 3D facial analysis, cloud computing and digital photography,  these artists can create restorations that truly mimic what nature had given us.

Thank you Makomic, Beverly Hills Dental Lab, and Ultimate Styles for helping me provide the best for our patients from Playa Vista, Culver City, Fox Hills, Ladera Heights, and many other neighborhoods within Silicon Beach.  

http://www.makomic.com/

http://www.beverlyhillsdentallab.com/

http://ultimate-dl.com/

Sincerely, 

Dr. Lawrence Fung, DDS

 

Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Options

Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Options

No longer is it necessary to remove more tooth structure than necessary to get an aesthetic result. In the earlier days of dentistry, due to limitations of materials and techniques, it was common for dentists to recommend multiple porcelain veneers or crowns in the front to fix simple shade and shape issues.  With better materials and a clearer understanding of how to use these new materials, no longer are such invasive solutions necessary.  While porcelain is a great material for crowns and veneers, teeth whitening and direct composite bonding can be a very aesthetic yet cost effective way to address your various cosmetic needs.  In this video, the steps to do a direct composite veneer are demonstrated.   Contact our office to make an appointment for a consultation to see if you are an ideal candidate for this minimally invasive procedure!  #smilesbd #hellobetter