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On-Site Dental Lab Specialist

Nashville Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry: Adam Cottrill, DMD

Dental Implant Specialist, Prosthodontics and Cosmetic Dentist located in Nashville, TN

The dental lab is an integral part of any prosthodontics practice, but most dental practices use an off-site lab to fabricate prostheses, which can have you waiting weeks for your final restoration to be ready. The state-of-the-art offices at Nashville Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry: Adam Cottrill, DMD, in Nashville, Tennessee, offers an on-site lab to give their patients a higher level of service with quicker turnarounds and better results. To learn more, call or book your appointment online today.

On-Site Dental Lab Q & A




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What is an on-site dental lab?

Most dental practices don’t make their prosthetic teeth on-site. When fitted for a prosthodontic solution, like a crown, bridge, or dentures, your dentist takes an impression of your mouth and sends it to an off-site dental laboratory. That laboratory does the actual fabricating and sends it back to your dentist, who does the final placement in the office. 

This process has a number of disadvantages. The lab constructs your prosthetic according to the mold and specifications provided by your dentist, but they don’t do it under their direct supervision. And the outsourcing of the construction process means longer wait times for patients to get their final restorations, which means more time spent with less comfortable temporary restorations. 

Nashville Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry: Adam Cottrill, DMD, does things a little differently. In order to give his prosthodontics patients the best results and the highest quality of service, Dr. Cottrill has opted to build an on-site dental lab at the practice. The on-site lab has three full-time technicians with decades of experience. They work exclusively for Dr. Cottrill to ensure that your restorations are made precisely to his specifications and meet the highest quality standards.


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What are the benefits of an on-site dental lab?

Numerous benefits that come from an on-site dental lab, such as:

Quality Control

Having the lab technicians on-site facilitates better communication between the lab and Dr. Cottrill, ensuring you get the best product possible.

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Better Aesthetics

The lab technician is the one fabricating your prosthetic and having them on-site means that they can meet you face-to-face. This allows them to get a more precise understanding of your facial features, skin color, and the rest of your teeth, which can help them make cosmetically seamless choices in the color, size, and shape of your prosthetic.

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With an on-site lab, there’s less shuffling around, so you won’t have to come back for multiple appointments to check and adjust the fit of your restoration. You also won’t have to wait as long to place your prosthetic.

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What services are offered by an on-site dental lab?

The on-site dental lab at Nashville Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry: Adam Cottrill, DMD, offers all the services of a regular dental lab. They custom-design and fabricate your dental prostheses, like crowns, bridges, or dentures, and can even do in-house repairs if needed.


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Get your prosthetic fabricated today by calling the office or scheduling a visit online.