Unlike most implant clinics, we have our own in-house dental laboratory, Signature Ceramics.
The Lab has a dedicated team of qualified experienced Dental Technicians and fully equipped with the most advanced digital laboratory equipment and systems available. This combination of cutting-edge technology and our experienced team allows us to create and craft implant crowns and bridges into beautiful, natural-looking teeth.
For you, the patient, this means that the dental technician is an integral part of your clinical team. They ensure that the colour and contour of your crown and bridgework looks perfectly natural next to your existing teeth. It also means that any complications can be dealt with as you wait, instead of unnecessary delays caused by sending work back to external laboratories. For the dentist it provides a seamless relationship, overcoming normal remote communication problems and enabling integrated teamwork to produce beautiful smiles and exceptional fit.
Using both Zirkonzahn and Straumann CAD/Cam systems,alongside our 3D printer enable the Lab team to carry out all steps of the workflow in-house. The precision and capability of this software is truly remarkable, giving the best possible results every time.
Both systems work in conjunction with the Trios intra oral scanner which is used by the dentist to capture a 3D image of your teeth, meaning no impression taking is required.
We are very proud of being at the forefront of technology and having a digital laboratory on-site, so you will probably find yourself being shown around it at some point!
At Care Dental Implant Clinic we have our own in-house dental laboratory. It is staffed by four very experienced technicians and fully equipped with the most advanced digital laboratory equipment and system available – Zirkonzahn.
Find out more about our lab team members below.
Lab manager and lead technician
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Craig has been working as a Dental Technician for 20 years and qualified in Dental Technology in 1999. After honing his skills in commercial labs Craig joined Signature Ceramics in January 2016. He is methodical in his attention to delivering perfectly fitting and natural restorations from single crowns through to full arch implant cases.
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After finishing Art College, Suzanne qualified as a dental nurse from Cardiff Dental Hospital in 1994 and has been working in the Dental and Orthodontic profession for the past 23 years. Suzanne is currently enrolled at Aberdeen Dental School studying Dental Technology and is our trainee technician at Signature Ceramics.
Using the knowledge of his computer science degree and skills Andrew supports the technicians within the digital process. The attention to detail Andrew exhibits is second to none.
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Chris joined the team in 2017 having qualified in Edinburgh. He previously worked alongside dentists in an in-house laboratory which had introduced CAD/CAM. Chris enjoys working in conjunction with the dentist and using cutting edge technology to create beautifully personalized restorations.
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Marlena qualified in 2006 and joined the Lab team in 2018 bringing with her a wealth of experience in Ceramic work. Since joining the Lab team Marlena’s skills has been enhanced with CAD/Cam designing and the combination of both work seamlessly together to produce natural life like restorations.
Lorna joined the laboratory team in 2018 having previously worked as Dental Nurse and then as a Receptionist at Care Dental. This has helped her develop a well-rounded view of each stage of the process, from the patient, to the dentist and technician. This makes Lorna a knowledgeable and valued team member who ensures the smooth running of the laboratory.