The Go-To Digital Dental Laboratory for Dentists

23 October 2017 Categories: Uncategorized Tagged with:

When it comes to choosing a digital laboratory for your new dental restorations it’s important to choose wisely. As a dentist, you need to ensure that you are able to offer your patients the very best in all dental treatments. Therefore, it’s vital that you have a skilled and experienced digital team to partner with, this is where we come in.

As a digital lab that’s always one step ahead we’re able to offer services that many others cannot. We provide a range of different digital services to dentists all of which have been designed to ensure you have the technical solutions you need, whenever you need them. Along with being multi award winning we’re the UK’s only accredited laboratory and manufacturer for 3D printed surgical guides designed on BlueSkyPlan by BlueSkyBio.

Your Go-To Digital Dental Lab

At Ambridge Ceramics, we have the pleasure of working with dentists nationwide, and by offering a high quality, reliable and professional service we have grown to be respected as the ‘Go-To’ laboratory offering a range of digital dental solutions throughout the UK. The whole team at Ambridge Ceramics fully understand the requirements of you as a dentist combined with the needs of your patients, we take this into consideration for every case.

Through innovation and the latest technological advances, we have made a name for ourselves as one of the top digital laboratories. So, when you come to Ambridge Ceramics, you know that you and your patients are going to receive only the best dental processes available, whether that be on dental implants, or a completely new smile with digitally designed all ceramic crowns or veneers.

Digital Laboratory Services for Dentists

As one of the first digitally capable dental laboratories in the UK, your team at Ambridge Ceramics are able to offer a number of different services. Rather than focusing on one or two small technologies, we go above and beyond to make sure we have all solutions covered. Some of our top digital dental services include:

  • Virtual Implant Planning with help and advice.
  • 3D Printed Implant Surgery Guides
  • CAD CAM and Digital Workflows from all systems.
  • Blue Sky Bio & Blue Sky Plan.
  • Teeth-in-a-Day planning and fitting.
  • Digital Smile Design (DSD)
  • All Implant Restorations.
  • Smile makeovers.

As your go-to digital laboratory, we are here to make sure that all of your implant supported restorations are positioned and restored giving the optimum aesthetic result.

To find out more about Ambridge Ceramics digital laboratory services and the work we do – get in touch now! Contact us today on 01765 607 347.

Could Dental Implants Lead To Happier Patients?

13 October 2017 Categories: Uncategorized Tagged with: ,

Dental Implants

As a dentist, you’re sure to know that having a great set of teeth has a huge impact on a person’s ability to speak, eat and get through day to day life with ease. After all, bad teeth or missing teeth can make simple tasks like eating your favourite food a bit difficult. Dental procedures have evolved considerably over the years and dentists now have the technology needed to make huge changes to a patient’s mouth with relative ease. Dental implants are a great example of this, with this in mind, is there a link between dental implants and a patient’s happiness? We’re happy to say, there is…

Improving Confidence With Dental Implants

Though we’re not saying that having dental implants will make a patient infinitely happier for years to come, it can be said that dental implants can improve a patient’s confidence and self-esteem. Having missing teeth, a smile they don’t like or mouth pain can really knock a patient’s confidence and it can bring their overall mood down. In fact, some individuals go as far as avoiding showing their teeth when they smile if they’re not happy with how they look. So, it’s easy to see how improving these insecurities and replacing missing teeth or poor fitting dentures with dental implants can really give someone a major confidence boost.

As well as having a positive impact on someone’s confidence and self-esteem there are other reasons why patients often favour dental implants over other alternative options, and these are also linked to patient happiness. Dental implants can last a long time and actively help maintain the undelying bone that supports the natural teeth, plus most patients will only need to invest in them once, this keeps future dental costs low as there’s very little chance of dental implants needing to be replaced. Also, dental implants are extremely comfortable. After a while most patients forget that they have them – this cannot be said for dentures and other similar dental treatments – and as we all know, a pain-free mouth is a happy mouth.

Ambridge Ceramics and Dental Implants

At Ambridge Ceramics we work with a number of dentists who specialize in implantology and continue to help them to provide their patients with the very best dental care available. We offer cost effective solutions for a range of complex dental cases. Thanks to our new technology and team of dedicated experts, we’re able to work with all implants systems. Get in touch today on 01765 607 347 to find out more. Alternatively, contact us online.

How can both Dentists and Patients benefit from providing Dental Implants?

28 September 2017 Categories: Uncategorized Tagged with:

As a dentist, you will understand the importance of your patients receiving regular dental checkups, undergoing dental maintenance procedures and maintaining good oral hygiene, as not only does this help to keep the patients teeth as healthy as possible, but it also keeps those healthy teeth looking as good as they can look for as long as possible, but there are always exceptions and as we are all too aware some patients will lose teeth or need teeth removed.

This is where dental implants can be the perfect solution.

Dental implants are fast becoming one of the most requested dental treatments in the UK (it is seen as a duty of care as a dental professional to offer patients all possible procedures)

With an increasing amount of patients choosing dental implants over conventional dentures and other more destructive alternatives like bridgework where often one or more existing, healthy teeth are required to be reduced/prepared in order to retain the bridgework.

At Ambridge Ceramics we have invested and created a Digital Dental Laboratory that actively helps dentists to provide the very latest in dental implant procedures and services to their patients. With the latest advances in technology such as digital planning and surgical guide manufacturing we are actively helping these previously complicated dental treatments become more predictable and the results even better, meaning more and more dentists are feeling confident in recommending and providing dental implants to their patients.

So, what are the benefits?

Patients who choose dental implants over conventional dentures, can benefit in many ways.

It’s easy to see why dental implants have become such a popular choice for both dental professionals and patients.

As a dentist looking at not only recommending but providing dental implants to your patients, here are some of the key points to include;

  1. They can improve the appearance of the patients existing Teeth and overall Smile.

Most patients asking about dental implants will be looking for a dental procedure that improves the appearance of their current teeth and overall smile, dental implants can be ideal for this, replacing missing and damaged teeth with ones that feel and look like the patients own.

  1. Dental Implants Are Comfortable.

Compared to conventional dentures and some other dental procedures, dental implants are extremely comfortable, they don’t move around and are not required to be removed and placed in a solution at night and as they act and feel like real teeth it doesn’t take the patient long to get used to having them in their mouth and finding themselves able to eat their favourite foods once again.

  1. They can last a long time.

As they are mostly made from Titanium and integrated directly into the jaw Dental Implants have the potential to last the life-time of a patient. Meaning they can be considered a one-time procedure for a lot of patients rather than having to go back time and time again for adjustment procedures, patients can enjoy their new teeth on dental implants for many years to come.

  1. Dental Implants can improve patients Self-Esteem.

A lot of people can suffer with low self-esteem if their teeth or smile doesn’t look as they would like. Again, this can be helped with dental implants. With a great smile and increased confidence in a naturally looking, functioning and feeling, set of teeth, many patients will notice a boost in their confidence.

Having worked closely with dedicated and experienced dental implant surgeons for many years the team at Ambridge Ceramics are able to work on all implant systems and from the simplest to the most complex of cases.

We offer a wide range of cost effective solutions for all cases and by using our ‘State-of-the-art’ digital dental laboratory to help with exact and precise planning we are able to offer the best outcome for both the patient and dentist.

Get in touch today to find out more.

Call: 01765 607347

email: info@ambridgeceramics.com

Visit: Http://www.ambridgeceramics.com

Ambridge Ceramics named as new milling centre for revolutionary material

28 September 2017 Categories: Uncategorized

Today, Ambridge Ceramics have been accepted as a milling centre for a revolutionary new partial denture material UltaireTM AKP manufactured by the American polymer company Solvay Dental 360TM.

No metal, no waxing, no casting

Ultaire™ AKP, an innovative high-performance polymer specifically formulated for dental applications, bridges the gap between metal removable partial dentures (RPDs) and those made with polymers that merely meet minimum requirements. Based on clinical data and material properties, Ultaire™ AKP is an exciting new material for RPDs that is biocompatible and aesthetic whilst delivering the right amount of flexural strength and elasticity.

Ambridge Ceramics can supply this totally digital workflow made through CAD-CAM to non-digital laboratories and partial digital labs. Laboratories send Ambridge Ceramics their designs (for example if they use the digital system 3Shape), whereby the RPD (Removable Partial Denture) is milled by Ambridge Ceramics and sent back to the lab.

At Ambridge Ceramics we have invested and created a Digital Dental Laboratory that actively helps dentists to provide the very latest in dental implant procedures and services to their patients. With the latest advances in technology such as digital planning and surgical guide manufacturing we are actively helping these previously complicated dental treatments become more predictable and the results even better, meaning more and more dentists are feeling confident in recommending and providing dental implants to their patients.

We offer a wide range of cost effective solutions for all cases and by using our ‘State-of-the-art’ digital dental laboratory to help with exact and precise planning we are able to offer the best outcome for both the patient and dentist.

Get in touch today to find out more.

Call: 01765 607347

email: info@ambridgeceramics.com

Visit: Http://www.ambridgeceramics.com

The Increasing Popularity of Dental Implants

11 September 2017 Categories: Uncategorized Tagged with:

As a dentist, you’re sure to know that there are trends in regards to which dental procedures are popular; these are often linked to what the top of the range treatment is at the time and the possible outcome for the patient. There’s always been a focus on achieving the perfect smile and having great teeth but in recent years this has become more evident than ever, causing many individuals to really consider which dental treatment will leave them with the very best smile. For many, the answer is dental implants ; click this link to use this information to give to your patients about their benefits.

Why Are Dental Implants The Gold Standard For Missing Teeth?

Dentures to replace missing teeth is a common procedure that many dentists discuss as the first option for missing teeth. However, the gold standard for reaplacing mssing teeth is dental implants which is the best long-term solution as high lighted by the Oral Health Foundation. Imagine you were talking to a member of your family – would you offer an impant retained denture first or a removable denture? When talking with your patients, offer them the best solution first explaining they are a fixed, long-term solution that look just like their natural teeth. No longer will they have to worry about covering their mouth when they smile, chewing whislt eating or removing them at night time. Their life will literally change for the better giving them the confidence they’ve always wanted.

Dental implants are created using strong, durable and resilient materials and this makes them a long-lasting solution. Plus, they look real and it’s hard to distinguish between real teeth and those that are implants; this wasn’t always the case.

Dental Implant Technology

The technology available to dentists now is impressive and it’s easier than ever to provide patients with the very best in professional dental care; this extends from offering quick and easy check ups to high quality dental implants. Technology allows you, as a dentist, to work together with a patient to create the ideal smile and both of you are able to give an input into what you feel looks best.

At Ambridge Ceramics we have a many years of experience in working with dental implants and we work with many different dentists, helping them to provide the highest quality of dental care to their patients. As we work across all platforms and manufacturers, our services are vast and we can work on the most complex of cases. For us, it’s about finding an effective solution in a cost effective way. Get in touch today on 01765 607 347 or online to find out more.

 

What Is Digital Smile Design (DSD)?

25 August 2017 Categories: Uncategorized Tagged with: ,

Digital Smile Design is the latest in technological advances for the dental industry and it’s already helping dentists around the world to provide their patients with an extra level of care, confidence and professionalism when disucssing complex treatment plans such as Smile Make Overs with their patients.

Digital Smile Design – also known simply as DSD – involves a series of digital photographs taken of a patient’s teeth, face and smile then uses them to highlight the potential results a treatment can have. By using a patient’s very own teeth, smile, gums and lips, DSD helps dentists to achieve lifelike results. DSD takes into account a patient’s specific features to determine the aesthetic changes possible. These high quality images allow dentists and dental professionals to make changes visually to show to others when designing a smile or treatment. Not only does this highlight to a patient the potential changes that could be made, but it’s a great assistance tool for dentists who are keen to ensure they provide the most natural looking improvement they can.

 

The Benefits of DSD for Dentists and Dental Practices

One of DSD’s top benefits is the way that it connects with patients, allowing them to easily see what the end result of a treatment or procedure will look like. This is one of the best ways to boost confidence and it puts their minds at ease; It’s nerve wracking to have a big change cosmetically, but DSD images give a clear representation of what type of smile they can expect. However, some of the biggest benefits of using DSD are actually experienced by dentists themselves. For example:

  • DSD Helps Dentists and Dental Technicians to Create a Visual Reference for Patients

When it comes to giving patients their new teeth and smile, it’s easy for dentists to imagine the end result. After all, with years of experience and an expert eye, dentists are able to asses a set of teeth and imagine how they will look after undergoing a specific treatment. However, this isn’t always the case for patients. After having the same set of teeth for many years, it can be a struggle for patients to picture what their mouth and smile will look like once they have undergone treatment. This is where DSD comes in. Dentists can use DSD as a point of reference.

  • DSD Helps Dentists to Explain Treatments and Procedures

DSD helps dentists to explain how a certain treatment will look once it has been completed to patients. It provides a digital image that clearly shows the type of results they can expect. Not only does this help an individual to know what changes will be made, but it’s a great way to create excitement in those who have been looking forward to improved teeth for many years.

  • DSD Allows Dentists and the laboratory to Work Together with Patients

Another way that DSD can benefit an individual dentist or an entire dental practice is through its ability to help dental professionals and patients to work together to create the perfect smile. It can be difficult for a patient to clearly convey what they’re looking to achieve, in the same way it can be difficult for a dentist to express the different treatment options. DSD solves this by allowing a patient to be the co-designer of their treatment. Dental professionals and patients can work together to create a desired look; this could be through sharing expectations and realistic goals.

Digital Smile Design: Find Out More

Digital Smile Design is already proving to be an effective tool for dentists and it’s a prime example of how technology can go a long way towards improving the quality of dentist care available. To find out more about DSD, how it works and the benefits it has for dentists around the world get in touch. Contact Ambridge Ceramics today on 01765 607347 or online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dental Veneers explained

21 February 2017 Categories: Uncategorized

Everyone knows a smile is one of the most important elements of human face and with a smile, teeth, play the key role. Whether you have problems with your teeth or you simply strive for the perfect smile how do you know what your options are. So where do you start, there are a myriad of different treatments in today’s market all promising to present teeth in desired shape, colour and position. It’s not to understand the differences between them and which procedure is right for you. We recommend you speak with your Dentist, they will take into consideration the condition of your teeth, your desired result and the treatments available to you.

One popular treatments undergone by people around the world is dental veneers. As terminology can be alien and confusing it is not always clear what each treatment entails. In this article you can learn more about this procedure.

Dental Veneers:
Dental veneer is made using a porcelain or composite material and gives a treatment much more around the cosmetic appearance of your teeth, many view this procedure as a “smile makeover”. Imagine a veneer as a cover or shell for damaged teeth. Veneers were developed to improve the visual appearance of teeth or to save existing damaged teeth from further deterioration, however in recent years veneers have been placed over healthy teeth, which is not recommended due to the procedure. If you have small gaps or problems with tooth enamel or issues with your teeth surfaces then veneers are a good solution. It is important that if you are considering Dental veneer treatment it can be expensive but as if not more important it is irreversible as the teeth underneath the veneer is permanently altered to allow the veneers to be fit. On the other hand dental veneer treatment involves fewer sittings with dentist. Some of the major benefits of dental veneers are:

  • Less time in the Dentist chair and fewer visits
  • There is less preparation as it doesn’t involve high amounts of tooth reduction during the procedure.
  • Dental veneers are great option for people with fragmented teeth, rough teeth positioning and teeth with cracks.
  • Dental veneers can be matched to the appropriate shade to match skin tone and eye whites as they are available in different shades. As they are a complete covering of top/bottom teeth you can choose a lighter shade than your natural teeth if you so wish.

Although veneers are extremely wearable and generally secure they are non-repairable and some reports show that they can cause your existing teeth to become sensitive to hot and cold food. There are even chances for dental veneers to become loose, while in the case of dental implants they make a permanent immovable solution to teeth problems. Dental implant and Dental veneer procedures are meant for different purposes but looking at their usability and reliability, Dental implants are a better solution, both however are irreversible (although they can both be replaced) so need careful consideration and consultation with your Dentist.

Before and after results vary, here is an example of work provided by Ambridge Ceramics.

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For more information or to find out which Dentists we provide services to, please contact us on: info@ambridgeceramics.com or call 01765 607347

Dental implants

21 February 2017 Categories: Uncategorized

Everyone knows a smile is one of the most important elements of human face and with a smile, teeth, play the key role. Whether you have problems with your teeth or you simply strive for the perfect smile how do you know what your options are. So where do you start, there are a myriad of different treatments in today’s market all promising to present teeth in desired shape, colour and position. It’s not to understand the differences between them and which procedure is right for you. We recommend you speak with your Dentist, they will take into consideration the condition of your teeth, your desired result and the treatments available to you.

One popular treatments undergone by people around the world are dental implants. As terminology can be alien and confusing it is not always clear what each treatment entails. In this article let us discuss the procedure so you can understand what it is and what it entails.

Dental Implants:
Dental implants are usually made of titanium material, these are the closest replacement for a missing natural tooth. Generally an implant would be the right solution in cases where a patient has overall good dental health but due to an accident, decay, root canal problems or trauma has resulted in the loss of a tooth or teeth. The process of implants can be lengthy, treatment comprises generally of two stages one in which root form (often called an abutment) is placed in the jaw by doing some minor surgery and the next stage is where an artificial tooth or teeth is placed on the new root form. The treatment might take many sittings and many hours with your dentist. Continued oral hygiene is still required and still of major importance Implants are extremely popular due to the major benefits:

  • Unlike previously traditional “dentures” having a dental implant is fixed in the jaw in a way that it functions just like a normal tooth. They can be undertaken for single tooth or multiple teeth and the results are often unnoticeably different from the natural teeth.
  • Dental implants are fixed in the jaw which helps to keep bones intact and thereby jaw bones healthier and less chance of becoming shrunken and disappearing over a period of time.
  • The way in which Dental implants are fixed they can share the load across adjoining teeth therefore avoiding wear and tear to teeth on either side of the implant/s.
  • As Dental implants are a permanent fixed solution for missing teeth, they relieve the patient from pains of removing, cleaning and maintaining the health of removable dentures.
  • Dental implants take away the everyday worry of loose removable Dentures and the security of available fixing agents
  • Dental implants support other dental prostheses together with bridges, dentures and crowns.

For more information or to find out which Dentists we provide services to, please contact us on: info@ambridgeceramics.com or call 01765 607347

 

Ambridge Ceramics seals 1st place

21 October 2015 Categories: Uncategorized

Ambridge Ceramics are delighted to announce that we are the 1st and the only UK authorised manufacturer of surgical guides for Blue Sky Bio. We have invested in this digital process to provide Dentists and patients with a simpler, faster and more economical dental process to encourage improved patient experience. Our new 3D printing capability completes the process to provide Dentists with a complete end to end solution that can be adopted under one workflow. By simply engaging Ambridge Ceramics we can assist with the whole process.

Digital surgical guides can be completely designed in the Blue Sky Plan Software and then sent directly to our 3D printer for printing. Guides can be fabricated for all implant systems and all guided surgical kits, hence there is no need for Dentists to change their system.  Blue Sky Plan® is a free, feature rich, treatment planning software for surgical implant planning and computer guided surgery, so no upfront expense is incurred. The program is downloadable for PC and MAC and is proven to be a comprehensive and robust system which is adopted by Dental implantologists all around the world.

Ambridge Ceramics has chosen to work exclusively with 360 visualise for the digital imaging element of the process, should Dentists not wish to make the investment in the imaging machinery they can refer patients to the 360 Visualise digital imaging centres. The scan is completed on site at a 360 Visualise centre simply by positioning the patient in an upright position while the machine spins 360 degrees around their head, it is pain less, safe and non-invasive. The benefits for the Dentist and patient of 3D digital imaging are vast including; to visualise internal anatomy that cannot be diagnosed externally, planning treatment and surgery, assessing risks and preparing the necessary guides, it all results in a faster, safer dental procedure.

Ambridge Ceramics facilitate the designing and 3D printing of these surgical guides giving the Dentist a one stop process for delivering accurate and precise surgical guides, saving time and money.

About Ambridge Ceramics

Ambridge Ceramics established in 1986 is a well-known and highly regarded leading cosmetic and implant dental laboratory based in North Yorkshire in the UK. They only invest in the finest skills and experience within the industry, providing the best quality for successful dentist and patient outcomes. Their dental technicians are time-served for delivering restorations crafted with a combination of scientific expertise and artistic care. Offering a range of products including: crown, bridge and implant services from single unit restorations through to more complex case planning with diagnostic assessments and highly personal and technical implant restorations. For more information on products and services go to: http://www.ambridgeceramics.co.uk/products/

About Blue Sky

Blue Sky Bio, LLC was founded fifteen years ago by practitioners, engineers and designers to create top quality, compatible implants and accessories at a reasonable cost. Today, their mission remains the same. They are not however just implant manufacturers; they also pride themselves on being innovators. Their implant lines boast a number of new design innovations which simplify implant placement and restoration while adding levels of safety, success, and reliability for Dentists and patients around the globe. In 2009 Blue Sky Bio made a commitment to, and invested in, the future of dentistry with Blue Sky Plan® the treatment planning and guided surgery software, and offering it to users at no cost.  Blue Sky Plan is available in seven languages and is used by thousands of dentists, in more than 70 countries throughout the world.  The free App, was also developed for both Mac and PC to help dentists present and explain dental procedures to patients which in turn provides an increased positive patient experience and outcome.

About 360 Visualise

360 Visualise are based in Ilkley and are the UK’s experts in Dental imaging, X-ray & CBCT. They operate CBCT scanning centres around the UK and sell dental imaging equipment. 360 Visualise also host a series of CBCT courses.

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For marketing enquiries please contact shelley@ambridgeceramics.com or call 01765 607347

 

October newsletter

21 October 2015 Categories: Uncategorized

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