In addition to dentists, there are more professionals without whom it would be impossible to achieve optimal patient results.
And we are not only referring to dental assistants and hygienists who work in the cabinets but those who are part of the dental laboratory.
A dental laboratory is a company specifically dedicated to the manufacture of dental material.
The crowns, splints, bridges, veneers, or any other prosthesis that the dentist will place in a patient’s mouth come from the laboratory. People who work in a dental laboratory are known as dental technicians. A laboratory can be a provider for different dental clinics and provide the material you need at all times.
There they have technological machinery that helps to make all these elements quickly and efficiently.
Artex dental articulator; Latest technology for technical equipment
Technology not only helps streamline production but also ensures optimal and efficient results. The dental laboratory must be equipped with state-of-the-art machinery, and dental technicians must be experts in their area.
Dental articulators, for example, are indispensable instruments in the dental laboratory. These allow recreating the relationship of the temporomandibular joint with the jaws by mounting the impression models on the device and thus being able to recreate all the mandibular movements of the patient.
Thanks to the articulators, the dentist, and dental technicians can study the guidelines for their treatment in an unlimited way without fatigue or discomfort on the patient.
What the dental technician creates in the articulator should work for the patient. This type of artex articulator is very useful in the laboratory because it offers the unique possibility to understand the patient’s movements.
The articulator is like the patient’s double, but without pain. In this way, the work required on the patient is reduced, and his comfort is significantly increased.
Its centric and reproducible system guarantees the exact initial and final positions of each movement. The discrepancies are tiny and can be explored, controlled, and eliminated with the Artex articulator.
The Artex articulator simplifies and speeds up work on the model. Practical, reliable, and inexpensive. These are the characteristics of Artex known throughout the world, which makes the system one of the most widely used articulators.
The fully adjustable articulator
They are the most sophisticated in dentistry to reproduce jaw movement. This fully adjustable articulator is capable of producing most movements with unique precision. With this articulator, three techniques are necessary to use it effectively; these are the exact location of the hinge axis, a pantographic registration, and bite registration.
Some examples of what the articulator allows the dentist and dental technician to do are discharge splints for bruxism, preparation of partial dentures, removable total, fixed prostheses that are adapted to the particularities of each patient.
The mounting plate and its use in the laboratory
The magnetic mounting plate articulator is used to allow a quick change of plaster models in the dental articulator, providing practicality and greater agility in work with several cases simultaneously. The use of the magnetic mounting plate eliminates the need to fracture the plaster casts for plate reuse.
They also allow the transport of only the models; the articulators do not suffer vibrations or shocks from the laboratory to the clinic and vice versa, misalignments, loss of screws, etc. They are also avoiding the “cumbersome” boxes for the transfer of the same.
The dentist can, with a single articulator, control all the works’ occlusion and even adopt a system, coordinated with the laboratory, for taking records (face bow, centric, etc.) and carry out a prior control of the prostheses.
Communication between professionals is facilitated since the comments or modifications that have to be made can be seen the same in the clinic or laboratory.
Dental lab handpiece
This handpiece is ideal for perfectly adapting dental prostheses, dental adjustments, and performing small technical tasks on dental materials. With the handpiece, the dental technician can perform a fast and effective correction, adaptation, and fine-tuning of all types of removable and fixed prostheses (before being sent to the dentist and being cemented).
All this equipment is necessary for the dental laboratory to perform each task reliably and efficiently with high performance for demanding professionals.
In short, one more step to end “improvisation” or “intuition” in the development of prosthetic work. The adoption of rationalization in the daily grind leads us to a better quality of the prostheses that we make.