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Signs that You Need a New Dental Lab

Dental technician producing a prosthesis under a microscope

As a dentist and a business owner, you want to be sure that you provide your patients with dental care of the highest quality. That includes the restorations that your patients get. So if your practice is partnering with an outside dental lab, you should also be sure that the quality of the services and products of that lab is at par with your standards.

If you have been having some issues with the work of your current dental lab, then it may be time to consider looking for another one. Here are some tell-tale signs that you should move on to a better dental laboratory:

Delayed Service

You have been used to the clockwork production of your current dental lab. That is why you are a little confused and disappointed that for the past few weeks, they have been forgetting your order and your patients are left hanging for much longer.

It’s possible that they are going through internal changes or they are now working with too many dentists and their customer service is getting compromised. However, you must remember that your patients need their crowns, veneers, bridges, or implants and they want to restore their smile as soon as they can. So for the sake of your practice’s standard of service to your patients, perhaps you should work with a dental lab that could better accommodate your practice.

Overcharged Products

Like in any other industry, there is a correlation between the price and the quality of restoration products. While it’s natural for a dental lab to charge more for better quality and quicker service, you should be careful not to overpay. If your dental lab is charging you more than what the quality of their products is worth, and you just let them do it, you are doing your practice a disservice.

Lack of Modern Tools and Materials

As you know, the dental industry is always changing and progressing. If you want your practice to stand out, then you should partner with a dental laboratory that also utilizes the latest technology and the most modern materials. Otherwise, your patients might look for a new dentist and practice that can provide them with better restoration products at a shorter time, too.

If you believe it’s time to look for a new dental lab, contact Dental Laboratory Associates. We are a reputable dental laboratory with a team of seasoned technicians who can provide your service with the quality service and products that your practice and your patients deserve!

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