Digitisation of the dental laboratory : digital craftsmanship


Digitisation is revolutionising the world day by day, from everyday life routines to professionalism. Keeping up with this evolution is therefore a must in all areas of operation, including the management and organisation of dental laboratories.

Not only with regard to the quality of work, but the choice to digitise your laboratory will also have a positive impact on communication with dental studies, making it smoother, faster and more precise.

Combining technology and craftsmanship is a plus to which any dental laboratory should aspire. The skills acquired over time, the quality and precision of the professionals working there, further improved and enhanced by the use of modern technologies that facilitate communication and help in the creation of highly precise dental prostheses

Analog and digital are the future in dental technology

Is digitisation of the dental laboratory important?

  • Digitisation of the dental laboratory

Quality is undoubtedly given by the craftsmanship of the products, their high degree of perfection and the maximum functionality guaranteed to the patient. Today, however, these elements are not enough to make a dental laboratory a successful reference point, on the contrary, it is essential to keep up with the times and with innovations in the sector. On the contrary, it is essential to keep abreast of the times and innovations in the sector, which could help to further increase the precision of semi-finished products and, at the same time, speed up the flow of data thanks to the immediacy that only digital technology can offer.

The material provided by dental studios in digital format will be more precise and detailed, starting from the patients' oral cavity impressions. It will be possible to receive files that provide a 360° view of the mouth in just a few minutes with less discomfort for the patient, who will no longer be forced to take traditional impressions, which are also easily damaged and have often made the work of the dental technician laboratory difficult or inaccurate. Once the impressions have been taken, the dental studio can send them with just a few clicks to the dental laboratory, which can then quickly set to work on developing the required impressions using digital solutions such as CAD/CAM dental milling machines.

This highlights three key elements that make digitisation an asset for dental technician ' laboratory that choose it:

  • Speed, as all "dead" times from taking the impression to sending it by courier or courier service are eliminated. We are talking about hours or even whole days saved, as in a few minutes the impression in digital format is sent by e-mail to the dental laboratory

  • Accuracy of the data provided, thanks to digital impressions, which are richer in detail and more accurate, and are not subject to the risk of damage as traditional plaster impressions are.

  • Reduction in processing times to obtain the required product

The strengths provided by the digitalisation of the workflow between the dentist and the dental technician will therefore enable the latter to operate more efficiently, enhancing the craftsmanship and precision of the products, which will directly result in greater satisfaction on the part of the dentist and his patients.