A digital dental lab is a type of dental laboratory that uses advanced digital technology to design, create, and manufacture dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, and all types of metal work. Digital dental labs use computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technology to create highly precise dental restorations.
Instead of using traditional manual techniques, digital dental labs use specialized software to design dental restorations in 3D. Once the design is complete, the software sends the design to a milling machine or 3D printer, which creates the restoration with high accuracy and precision. This approach can result in restorations that are more comfortable, durable, and aesthetically pleasing than those created using traditional methods.
Digital dental labs are becoming increasingly popular due to their ability to create restorations more efficiently, with shorter turnaround times and fewer errors. They can also provide patients with a more comfortable and personalised experience, as digital scans can be used to create custom-fitted restorations that are more accurate than those made using traditional impressions.