PMMA restorations

PMMA restorations are a temporary lab-made product that allows patients to have the upmost confidence and an ascetically pleasing smile as they await their final crowns.

features:

PMMA is a milled product and is short for poly (methyl methacrylate).  It is strong but lightweight and has a compressive strength between 85 and 110 MPa and a tensile strength between 30 and 50 MPa. Staining options allow for more character to be added to the restoration, creating a lifelike look that blends into the patient’s smile. With the lab handling the temporaries, the dentist is saved time by eliminating the need to make them chair-side. Dentists and patients can be apart of the design process so clients are happy with the shape and overall look of the restoration.

This product makes a lifelike temporary for cosmetically driven patients.

process:

The process of manufacturing a PMMA restoration begins with a diagnostic wax up that has been prepared by either the technician or the dentist. The dentist and their patient both approve of the overall look before it is milled. It is then finished by either a polishing process, or glazed using a light curable glaze system called Optiglaze.

ideal applications:

PMMAs are best used for:

  • cosmetically driven patients wanting a more lifelike temporary
  • long term temporaries
  • temporary crowns for patients undergoing orthodontic treatments

Our clients choose PMMA restorations for their patients because:

  • they wish to save time chair-side as well as free up their staff’s time
  • they want their patient to feel confident in their temporaries
  • they need need a more durable solution if they know the time frame before seat time will be extended
Patients can feel confident with these temporaries in their mouth.

WDL staff that specialize in this technology:

Andrey Kelvich

Ceramist / Dental Technician

Andrey, is one of our experienced finish techs.  He has been in the industry for over 34 years, and works on many of our cosmetic cases.

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Anna Ellsworth

CAD/CAM Technician

Anna is a Washington local who is beginning her career in dental technology. She joined our team in 2023 and is assisting in our CAD/CAM department.

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Brian Green

Milling & Printing Department Lead

Brian is our milling and printing guru here at WDL. Additionally he assists in the CAD/CAM department.

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Chris Cooke

Ceramist/ Finish Technician

Chris is one of our skilled ceramists here at WDL. He has been a dental technician since 2013 and works on cosmetic restorations as well as hybrid cases.

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Elena Buri

Dental Lab Assistant

Elena is one of our dental lab assistants. She is new to the industry but plans to become a Dentist in the future. Her hobbies include gardening, playing chess, doing trivia, skiing, and hiking.

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Nate Seimears

Owner/ Cosmetic Specialist

Nate is one of WDL’s owners. Over the past two decades he has grown to become the county’s specialist for cosmetic work and complex cases.

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Zelda Sagebiel

Ceramist / Dental Technician

Zelda is a Master Dental Technician from Hamburg, Germany. She has been in the industry for over 11 years and is one of our lead ceramists here at WDL.

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