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Utica Dental Blog

An ongoing blog covering dental technology, dental product reviews, dental lab techniques, and company news pertaining to Utica Dental Lab.

Flexible Partial Dentures Milled Pucks
Dental Technology

Mill-able Flexible Partial Dentures

Simply put, the TCS Unbreakable Mill-able Flexible Partial Denture is the next logical step in flexible partial design and manufacturing. As the dental laboratory industry continues to adapt to various technological breakthroughs, more products will be opened to a digital workflow. CAD/CAM designed and precisely milled, our new manufacturing method should

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Intraoral Scan of Implant
Dental Technology

Intraoral Scanners – Limitations to a Good Scan?

The past 20 years has seen an advancement and growth in the intra oral scanner space few could have imagined. What was once considered a superfluous purchase by many is becoming a main stay. It is hard to believe, but we’re over 40 years since the introduction of the CEREC

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All on "4" Full Zirconia Arch
Dental Implants

“All on 4” Full Zirconia Arch – Procedure

The following is a copy of our full zirconia arch implant prosthesis protocol. The original version was created for an “All on 4” approach but can be amended for any number of implants. All in-patient photos were provided by Dr. Brian Jackson of Utica, NY. A full version of the

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Utica Dental Lab Exterior
Dental Lab Knowledge

Top 5 Things to Look for in a Dental Lab

The dental lab industry is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5% from 2021 to 2028. Despite these strong projections, the number of dental laboratories decreased 1.5% from 2021. The reason for the decline in the number of physical dental labs is twofold: Many lab owners

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Dental Implant Scan
Dental Implants

Dental Implants & Custom Abutment Options in the Dental Lab

Dental implants are the fastest growing segment in dentistry. Last year, over 3 million dental implants were placed in the U.S. What was once a specialized craft suitable only for oral surgeons, each successive generation of dentists graduate dental school with the knowledge and ability to place dental implants. As

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DMLS Metal Partial Frame
Dental Technology

Finishing Metal Partial Frames with a Dlyte Electropolishing Finish

Dry Electropolish Finishing for Metal Partial Frames One of the final parts of workflow for producing metal partial frames. Lab technicians have been hand-polishing metal partial frames for decades. But with D-lyte’s new dry lyte electropolishing finishing technique those days are over. This innovative technique runs and electrical current through a

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CAD/CAM Digital Denture Design
3D Printing

Modern Dental Laboratory Practice and What the Next Decade Will Bring

The past five years has seen a swathe of technological advancements in the dental laboratory. The long promised “digital revolution” appears to have finally taken hold. Just in time too. The generation of craftsmen and women who so painstakingly perfected their craft in the dental lab are retiring and there

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Zirconia Dental Crown and Bridge
Crown & Bridge

Dental Crowns: What Do They Do? What Are They Made Of?

Dental Crowns: What Do They Do and What Are They Made of? Many of us have needed them. Whether it be from a chipped tooth, decay, a root canal or some other cosmetic measure, many of us have needed dental crowns or veneers. Some offices offer same day crowns where

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