We are often asked, “What pictures are the most helpful to the lab?” Below is a list of the prosthetic requests which we feel most benefit from photographs, as well as what images are the most valuable to us as technicians. These images should be uploaded through our web portal.
Denture Bite Rim – Full Face and Profile Providing these two images at the bite stage, along with midline, incisal, cervical, and high smile line position, goes a long way in getting a great setup. Both images are equally important.
Denture Set-Up – Full Face and Profile Similar to the bite rim images, if a reset is needed, these images and written instructions dial-in the result.
Single Anterior Teeth – Full Face, Retracted Close Up with Shade Tab When matching a single tooth, a few items are critical. First, the image must be focused on the tooth we are mimicking, with the shade tab body-to-body, and edge-to-edge. This provides the needed color scale to make porcelain selection and staining decisions. Feel free to send the actual tab with your case.
Anterior Restorations / Wax-ups / DSD – Full Face, Profile(s), 12:00, Retracted These images are desired and helpful with fixed, anterior work. We feel it is significant to provide images of both teeth and face. BELOW
|Profile Left / Right|
|Full Smile Full Face|
|The 12 O'clock Smile|