Our Dental Lab- New England Creative Dental Arts

Our on-site dental lab, New England Creative Dental Arts allows us to fabricate all porcelain restorations within our Waltham, MA office. We use state-of-the-art computer design technology along with classic porcelain techniques to create crowns, bridges, and veneers. The lab is conveniently located downstairs from the office, giving us complete control over the color, shape, and fit of the restorations we make. Please see entire process below.

                                                                        

Pat runs our lab.  She is incredibly gifted with design and applying ceramics producing incredibly high-quality restorations for our patients only- we do not take outside work!

Dr. Cummings also does lab work, specifically the diagnostic mock-up.  We begin with photos and study models and it is his job to convert the models into the smile patients want.  He is committed to creating the blueprint for the entire case.

This is a porcelain station for the creation of porcelain restorations.

The Process

 

Step 1:

Dr. Cummings begins with these photos, and from this, he fills out the prescription.

 

Case 1 Dental Lab Work

 

 

Step 2: 

Dr. Cummings creates the diagnostic model which we use as the blueprint.

Diagnostic Model

 

Step 3:

Dr. Cummings fabricates temps, as shown below. Note that they mimic the blueprint.

Case 3 Dental Lab

 

 

Step 4:

The final restorations are in place, which are duplicates of the temps.

 

This process guarantees satisfaction because it depends upon your approval of the blueprint and the temps when they are placed.