The Benefits of an On-Site Laboratory…
It is not always obvious to patients how beneficial it is to have immediate and exclusive access to laboratory services.
Ian, who runs Technique Dental Laboratory works primarily for Antwerp Dental Group, and although he is based on-site at Antwerp House in Cambridge, any one of the practices of the Antwerp Dental Group has ready access to him on the day for quick denture repairs, or managing dental emergencies that require laboratory support.
Our prosthetic service provides chrome and acrylic restorations using high impact acrylic and notable quality teeth, namely Enigma and Ivoclar.
Teknique Dental is a comprehensive service lab that offers orthodontic appliance manufacture, high quality prostheses, and Crowns and Bridges using highly cosmetic porcelains. Chrome work is made off site with a high specification laboratory partner of Technique.
Ian offers all-ceramic restorations using In-Ceram (glass infiltrated), pressed ceramics E max. He also offers traditional cast gold/palladium restorations as single crown units and small bridge units. The laboratory has experience in using LAVA, VITA and IVOCLAR porcelains. Where the clinician prefers to use composite rather than porcelain, several mixed grain highly cured composite technologies can be used, namely Gradia and Simphony. For inlays and onlays we particularly recommend the use of characterised Cerec InLab milled restorations made with Vita Mk II feldspathic porcelain or high density polymer blanks.
Larger span milled zirconia and non-precious or precious metal superstructures and dental implants are manufactured by premium quality third party lab partners who have an established track record with Antwerp Dentistry. Not all technologies are available in England, and where necessary, Antwerp Dentistry uses a highly specialised lab partner in Germany for bespoke full mouth reconstructions.
Our laboratory partners cater for most dental implant systems and we have experience in using most of the premium implant brands which have an excellent track record, namely Branemark, Nobel Biocare, Astra, 3i, Frialit, Biohorizons, Straumann, Lifecore, Bicon and Hi-Tec implants.
All in all, Antwerp Dentistry has worked with our lab partners to ensure it remains at the forefront of dental laboratory technology. Antwerp Dentistry has been instrumental in ensuring its lab partners use certain cutting edge materials to provide the very best and long lasting results for our highly valued clients.
Apart from the very significant in house expertise, Ian maintains a close professional relationship with Antwerp Dental Group clinicians to foster good relations and maintain accurate technical communications . This is extremely important and beneficial to our patients as their dental prostheses are made to precise specifications in a timely manner.