Dental laboratories are facing immense challenges. They work in an environment that is highly dynamic and fast-paced. Customers expect a quick turnaround all the time. Of course, the restorations have to fit impeccably and look amazing, but cost next to nothing. As a result, dental technicians are often in a dilemma about how to handle these situations. Different cases require different solutions. Laboratories have to be very flexible in order to accomplish their work to the satisfaction of all the people involved.
The challenges of technological change
Technological changes present additional challenges. Digital technologies are entering the field of dental laboratory technology at a rapid pace. New trends and materials offer a myriad of opportunities and possibilities. Nevertheless, constant learning is necessary in order to master them. We live in exciting and challenging times, which can be quite overwhelming.
On the one hand the pressure to perform is rising, while on the other hand an understandable desire to maintain a healthy balance between one’s professional and personal life is growing. We all have our personal needs and objectives, which at times may conflict with those of our professional life. What should we do? Is it at all possible to reconcile these different demands on us?
Flexibility and freedom: the key to success
In these situations, flexibility and freedom provide the answer. Both are closely linked, because more flexibility gives you more freedom. Being flexible in your choice of materials and processing methods in your dental laboratory allows you to tailor your services to the individual needs of your customers: You have more options at your disposal.
It is important to select a materials system that offers you many different possibilities, as this will allow you to provide your patients with maximum quality and esthetics. Have you ever considered heightening your flexibility?
Flexibility relieves pressure
What is flexibility? Flexibility is the ability to adapt and react quickly to external situations and changes. This also applies to dental laboratories. Every case is different. Consequently, each individual restoration is unique. The work of a dental technician is demanding and highly complex. Nevertheless, you can take advantage of helpful resources that will make your work easier: for example, by choosing a flexible and efficient materials system.
Flexibility gives you confidence
A system of this kind gives you confidence: It provides you with effective, coordinated materials for every clinical situation. As a result, you can offer a suitable solution for any situation. The equipment and the materials as well as the processes involved are all from the same manufacturer and therefore coordinated. This gives you more freedom in your decision-making about different restorations and processing techniques – ranging from highly esthetic veneers to long-span bridges. As a result, you will be extremely flexible and efficient.
IPS e.max: a flexible system
IPS e.max is an excellent example of an integrated all-ceramic system. The portfolio comprises zirconium oxide, lithium disilicate and layering ceramics, including the matching characterization and glazing assortment and an app for selecting the most suitable tooth shade. The system offers you the following benefits:
- Smooth processes
- Matching materials for all indications
- Various processing methods and manufacturing techniques
- Numerous characterization options
- Intelligent technologies
Highly esthetic results
The IPS e.max system provides the infrastructure required for your work. It allows you to master all the dynamic processes and challenges in your laboratory from start to finish, irrespective of the task at hand and the options chosen. You can count on dependable processes and highly esthetic results. More than 120 million restorations have been placed with the product to date. Furthermore, a customer satisfaction rate of 98 % has been recorded for this evidence-based system.
Exceed your expectations and those of your customers each and every day!
IPS e.max is a registered trademark of Ivoclar Vivadent AG. The availability of certain products may vary from country to country.