Our laboratory boasts a full array of the equipment and facilities now expected of a top-end private dental laboratory. The entire lab environment is fitted with daylight balanced fluorescent lighting and fully air conditioned to provide our team with optimal working conditions. High powered, fibre-optic lit, 20x magnification microscopes are used for trimming and checking margins, DSLR cameras fitted with macro lenses and ring flash lighting are used for patient shade taking, and plaster dispensers ensure consistency for perfect models.

One of London’s best equipped dental labs using CAD/CAM

In addition to this level of backbone facilities, we have made a significant investment in CAD/CAM systems, enabling us to reduce dependence on waxing up a substructure in readiness for pressing and casting.

The Ceramill300 in place at our private dental laboratory

PFM coping sand frameworks and implant substructures, as well as the pressable wax pattern and copings for layered ceramics, are now made by scanning onto our Amann Girrbach Ceramill 300 automatic scanner, with the wax patterns being designed using Ceramill Mind software.

Ceramill Motion 2 in our private dental laboratory

The patterns are then milled out of either wax, temporary material or hard clear PMMA, Zirconia or composite by a Ceramill Motion 2 5-axis wet and dry milling machine. This cutting edge method of
producing substructures for all types of restorations delivers significant time savings in comparison with traditional waxing up by hand. By using semi-sintered, non-precious milling blocks, we are also able to eliminate investing and casting procedures from the substructure fabrication process, and to mill ceramic blocks, eliminating the need to press ceramics.