i am a dental lab technician, i make teeth all day long and i looove my job. i get to design and create - which is exactly where i like to be...
i start off with a metal framework, then it gets coated with opaque pastes then fired in the kiln or furnace.
a view showing the metal framework
then the fun starts, i get to layer porcelain with various shades and translucencies, while firing the layers in between.
the case that i worked on for the past two days involved a patient who were missing four teeth. so, i got to make a 6-unit bridge with tissue reconstruction.
high-strength model replicating the patient`s teeth, preparation, and gum tissue
the bridge with a coat of glaze prior to firing
the glazed bridge going into the furnace
the finished bridge...
well, i hope this answers your questions regarding what i do when i`m not blogging, drawing, etc... i hope the patient loves it.
happy tuesday everyone!