Intraoral scanners are becoming increasingly more common in dental surgeries now and that suits us beautifully, as we strive to move dentistry towards a completely digital workflow. Digital impressions are not only faster, safer and more comfortable for your patient, but they’re also more accurate and efficient. The entire restorative process is sped up exponentially, not least by the vastly reduced need for revisions.
At Byrnes Dental Lab we haven’t yet met an intraoral scanner we can’t accommodate or work with. They improve the treatment, communication and final results which is why we have invested so heavily in intra-oral scanners. We work with all iOS, with our scans printed on the first Carbon M2 printers in Europe. We also frequently work with the ‘usual suspects’, but invite you to challenge us by sending another kind of file. If we don’t already have a system in place to accept it, we’ll make sure we install it.
Milling and printing now lie at the heart of Byrnes Dental Lab in our own custom manufacture centre. We do not cast metals, they are either milled or 3D printed. Cleaner, less waste, better for the patient and of course always reproducible at the click of a button should the worst happen or we need a spare.
3D Printing Systems
3D printing is the logical extension to 3D scanning and allows finer detail than milling, which is limited by the size of the milling tool. Our 3D printer is free from the milling machines’ need to have every surface accessible. With increasing material choices, 3D printing offers almost endless possibilities.
Types of work
From complex implant frameworks to simple 3D-printed special trays, we do it all and then some. Don’t believe us? Go ahead and send us a request for something out of the ordinary – we love a challenge!
Whilst we look to offer as many materials possible at the lab, we always test, test and test again before we let materials become completely available. We want to offer innovative materials, but we want some data behind them. Fracture and failures are our biggest fear at Byrnes, which is why we only use materials of the highest standard and from ethical companies.
In-lab CAD/CAM milling allows us to produce the highest-quality restorations with the quickest turnaround times. The digital interface also means we can quickly spot any potential issues and fix them ahead of time, greatly reducing the need for revisions.
Models, special trays, soft tissues, splints, guides, verification jigs and soon even full dentures can all be printed using 3D printers in our lab. We also outsource CoCr and Titanium and we have a few sneaky little beta tests in the pipeline for some very exciting new products!