Process of Producing Dental Impression Trays

There are many forms of dental treatment which a consumer can consider depending on the individual dental needs. A lot of dental procedures are involved in any dental treatment to maintain good oral health while restoring damaged teeth. These include tooth whitening procedures, chipped or cracked teeth bonding, enamel shaping, veneer procedures and dental braces.

These and more require special dental equipment and instruments of high quality to ensure an effective and efficient outcome. Many dentists need quality dental impression trays as part of their scope of dental tools to examine, restore, extract, adjust and put on teeth, crowns and dentures.

Dentistry equipment

Every piece of dentistry equipment is crucial and functional to the effectiveness of a dental clinic offering the dental treatment. A sufficient supply of dental inventory is essential to a successful dental practice of quality dental treatment.

Such equipment include anesthetics, drugs, hand pieces, abrasives, acrylic trimmers, impression trays, control products, restoration material, surgical equipment, disposable bibs, disposable gloves and endodontic supplies.

Prosthetic dentistry is growing popular with more consumers desiring a restoration or replacement of missing or damaged teeth. There would be the involvement of crowns, bridges, dentures and implants to restore or replace missing tooth.

Dental trays are used in teeth whitening where custom fitted plastic molds are used to adhere to the exact tooth shape for maximum whitening. Teeth whitening trays are very effective with the use of the appropriate teeth whitening gel.

Process

Impression trays are used in the tooth whitening process where tooth impression is applied on the patient. A massive plastic piece and alginate material is placed inside the mouth and pressed against the teeth to form the mold. The dentist removes the impression for the teeth for an offsite lab processing where custom teeth impression molds are formed using thermoforming machine.

Impression tooth trays are formed and cooled by the thermoforming machine before activating the teeth whitening process.

Clear retainers and night guards are also made from the same impression tray process with different materials used in the thermoforming machine.

The patient would need to return to the dental clinic for another visit to perform the actual whitening process at the clinic. There may be a two-week wait before the next visit but patience is a virtue for those who want to have better looking teeth.

With the cost of dental services subsidized by insurance, NHS or companies, more consumers are grabbing the opportunity to enjoy better teeth and oral hygiene.