How to Choose the Right Dental Lab

How to Choose the Right Dental Lab

Choosing the right dental lab can seem like such a daunting task. When it comes to the quality of healthcare and dental care that a practice offers and guarantee’s their patients, the partnering dental lab to that practice can play a major role. Understanding what a dental lab does and setting a standard for the quality of work is crucial when choosing the right dental lab for your practice. After all, the kind of care and attention to detail that a dental lab takes will inadvertently reflect back on you, good or bad. So how should you go about choosing the right dental lab?

man sitting down at his desk researching new dental labs

Visualize The Future

Before selecting a dental lab that accommodates a practice, a practice should realistically try to visualize the future of their office and ask themselves what they are looking to improve in, how they plan to grow if so, and if this dental lab can appropriately assist in them doing so. More often than not, practices stick with their dental labs quite closely and offices should try to foresee what they want in the next few years and ask themselves if the partnering lab will allow them to get there.

Digital Friendly

After all, this is the 21st Century and when considering a dental lab whose technology you want to be cutting edge, doesn’t have an email address and a website, then you may want to choose someone else. Chances are that if they cannot be found online these days, they may not be in the dental lab business for much longer. All dental labs should be equipped with high speed internet and an email address. This is important if you need to get a hold of the laboratory after they have closed for the day. This may also be crucial if you have last minute details that you need them to be aware of regarding a case they may be in the middle of.

Women working at dental lab, sitting at computer using digital technology

All great dental labs utilize the technology at hand.

Overall Quality

Let’s face it, it is very embarrassing when you have to call a patient and reschedule their appointment because their case is not back from the lab. Sometimes patients take time off from work or hire sitters for their children so that they can make it to their appointment. Both yours and the patient’s time is extremely valuable. Every good dental lab understand this and respects it.

In the ever changing world of dental care, technology is always shifting and changing. There are many advances in dental technology these days. Cerec and Lumineers are two examples. Does the lab have the needed equipment to offer these services? Is the dental lab well trained and suitably fit to handle cases that involve newer forms of dental technology?

The amount of time that it takes for a case to leave the dental office and be returned can vary greatly. This is another great area to be considering before making a selection. What patient isn’t anxious to get their treatment completed? Sometimes cases must be delivered by a specific time in order for their insurance to pay for it. The less turnaround time required the better.

The Quality of the final product is the most important thing. If the product is not functional or esthetically pleasing, does anything else really matter? A lab should be chosen that prides itself on the quality of their work. This will also reflect positively on you, showing your patients how you also value the quality of their dental care.

Do They Have Resources for Continuing Education?

A great dental lab does more than provide a dental practice with high-quality products and services. It should also help its customers stay informed and up-to-date with dentistry techniques, processes, and advancements. When choosing a dental lab, ensure that they have the appropriate educational resources will assist your practice in growth and overall knowledge.

Dental Labs do more than simply supply a product, they should be full practice partners and those share the same core values of the practice. That is why we proudly showcase how our lab views what we do “not as a job, but as a passion“.

Dental labs really do provide a huge part in the dental treatment outcome. It will always be better to find a lab that you can work with, not just send work to. CMR Dental lab provides expertise, personal service, and unparalleled quality. Finding the perfect lab that beautifully accommodates your practice nicely may be a challenge, but not when you know what to look for. Make sure to ask the right questions and you will find a lab that will be a perfect match for you and your patient’s needs!

Digitally designed PMMA Temps? What’s up with that?

Digitally designed PMMA Temps? What’s up with that?


Milled PMMA provisional restorations can be used to test occlusal relationships and provide more esthetic and functional service for the patient. These are milled from a block of Double Cross-linked Polly Methyl Methacrylate Acrylic. The material exhibits properties similar to acrylic denture teeth. It does not have the micro porosity often found in provisionals fabricated with a powder liquid technique, so it is less prone to staining or picking up “biomass” in the mouth. This is a great way to “test drive” the design of esthetic and reconstructive cases. The digital design can be set up in a way that allows the final case to be milled from the same design as the provisionals. It is much easier to make changes in PMMA than Zirconia or LiS2.


The multi translucency block allows a nice gingival to incisal transition in the provisional restorations. If the patient doesn’t like the length or shape, the digital design can be modified and a new provisional can be re-milled. If the patient breaks a provisional, again, we simply press “re-mill”.

CMR Dental Lap Wants Help! Write an Online Review

Whether you’re looking to buy a new vehicle, choosing a hotel, or deciding which company to trust, online reviews can influence your decisions.

Why Patient Online Reviews Rule

If you’ve visited Matt Roberts and his CMR Dental Lab team , you’ve no doubt formed an opinion. That opinion matters to us and we would love to hear from you! Your fellow colleagues checking reviews online would also value your input because it helps differentiate between quality dental care and “flashy” advertising. 

We’re proud of the dental services we provide and are asking you to please help us spread the word. It only takes a few minutes to write an online review about your experience with us— and your honest evaluation can help prospective patients for years to come.

Click here to watch a super easy How-To video! How to Write a Google Review in Less than 2 Minutes

 You Possess Valuable Insights for CMR Dental Lab

Not sure what to write? Here’s what most would love to hear regarding your experience with us:

  • Accuracy of product
  • How well did we explain the procedures?
  • How well did we listen?
  • Delivery of products
  • Time spent with you
  • Friendliness of staff
  • Ease of scheduling
  • Environment, wait times etc.

We truly care about every one of our clients and want to help others achieve beautiful, healthy smiles, too. Please help spread the word with your online review!



Global Microscopes with CMR Dental Lab – Perfection through Precision

Technicians at CMR Dental Lab know that perfecting the art of tooth restoration and aesthetics goes far beyond what is visible on the surface. The superb quality of the lab’s meticulous work is aided by using the best quality equipment, such as Global microscopes. Global microscopes are widely trusted throughout the dental community as a superior tool, and its use by CMR Dental Lab makes it evident how dedicated we are to providing exceptional services.

The value of using highly rated equipment is unmatched as flawless results guarantee client satisfaction and uphold the reputation of your practice. How is this achieved by using Global microscopes in our lab? It features increased lighting and magnification. This clearer and more magnified image ensures the most minute imperfections are discovered. As the root of the problems can now be addressed, a stronger foundation for the tooth is secured. Enhanced vision also allows for precision of application of wax and ceramics with reduced margins on the original tooth surface. More accurate color matches are also made possible. A high-resolution built-in camera makes for increased quality control as the cases can be displayed on larger screens for all the technicians to examine and discuss the best options for treatment.

The end result of such thoroughness aided by the highest quality equipment is a masterpiece of a more durable and unblemished smile for the patient. CMR Dental Lab is dedicated to providing you with the most exceptional care. Visit to learn more about our tools, techniques and technicians.

Online Dental Education – Enhance Your Practice

Dental Education on Demand, an online series of lesson plans specific to dental professionals, is a highly valuable tool offered by Team Aesthetics Education. This innovative modular video instruction walks you through the entire process, from start to finish, of various lab procedures. This well-detailed coaching using actual cases enables you to confidently practice the techniques in the lab. The lessons are recorded using a high-resolution camera mounted to a Global microscope renowned for its clarity and precision. This allows you to observe the procedure from the lab technician’s perspective as he builds actual cases. We are sure that this series of online dental education videos will be extremely helpful to your practice.

How extensive is this brilliant collaboration of experienced technicians using actual projects to guide you through online courses? Team Aesthetic offers online training videos discussing:

Online Dental Education Videos

  • Upper and Lower Restorations
  • A Full Technique of Waxing
  • Functionality in Wax
  • How to Inject Restorations in Wax
  • Incisal Techniques
  • Translucency Patterns
  • Surface Morphology
  • Exploration of Restorative Materials
  • Implant Esthetics

What is more, Team Aesthetics allows these concise courses to be viewed by as many professionals and as many times as is necessary with one downloaded purchase. This guarantees the success of your entire team and practice as all will be educated on the same techniques. Visit to embark on furthering your online dental education various courses.

Dental Laboratory Training to Meet Patient Needs

In the dental profession, our clients control our career. Satisfying patient needs is crucial to the success of our practice. Dental laboratory training offered by Team Aesthetic Education allows us to attain this objective. It allows us to meet and exceed patient expectations. How would this training lead to a more successful practice?

Dental Laboratory Training Leads to a Successful Practice

A true desire to fulfill the requests of our clients is made evident by how aware we are of all the options available to them. We are more capable of providing the highest quality services.  We are kept up to date with the latest developments in the dental field and the most effective techniques and materials. Our increased knowledge and proficiency encourages patient trust and respect and ensures their loyalty.

Team Aesthetic Education offers step by step visual programs on a variety of the most current lab procedures. It will keep you educated on the latest techniques and materials so that you can deliver better-than-anticipated results to the client. Start your journey to greater success today by exploring the exciting new options available through our dental laboratory training program.

We are confident you will find these video series just as helpful as we do. Please do not hesitate to give us a call or email if you have any questions.