What’s in Your Mouth? NADL Campaign Sheds Light on Restorations
Dental implants, prosthetics, and other dental restorations have been steadily increasing in popularity over the last decade and the increase in demand is only expected to continue. It is estimated that more than 10 percent of dental offices now place dental implants and millions of Americans benefit from these procedures.
However, many implants are created overseas, leading to concerns about the materials used and the quality of the implants. The National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) has started a campaign called “What’s in Your Mouth?” to raise public awareness about the dangers of not knowing what materials are used in restorations and not knowing where restorations are made.
Risks Associated with Low Quality Dental Restorations
When dental restorations are made overseas or in a low quality laboratory, clients’ health may be put in jeopardy. Lead and other hazardous materials have been found in restorations that have been made overseas, which can cause damage to the kidneys and nervous systems. Both overseas and low quality dental laboratories may also produce implants and restorations that are poorly crafted and likely to come apart over time, possibly causing injury to the mouth.
Importance of Transparency
Dental restorations are made in Dental Laboratories, but many dental clients don’t know this. As a dentist, it may actually be beneficial for you to be more transparent about where the restorations that you fit customers with are made. Knowing that a dental laboratory is local and knowing what materials are used to craft the implants can give clients peace of mind and increase your business appeal. Of course, it is important to maintain transparency between the laboratory and the office, as well.
Know Your Dental Laboratory
Having a good relationship with your Dental Laboratory can help you to ensure that the quality of your restorations remains high. Communicating with key technicians and personnel can allow you to discuss difficult cases and specific needs. Some dental laboratories themselves outsource, so having a good relationship with the laboratory will help you to find out if this is the case.
Elite Dental Laboratory
Elite Dental Laboratory ensures that all restorations are made on-site in the downtown Orlando Dental Laboratory. The “master ceramist” Carlos Moreno and the rest of the team of dental lab professionals take great pride in the work that is done and the restorations that are crafted. When you select Elite Dental Laboratory for your restoration needs, you can be proud to tell your customers where you receive your restorations from.