As in many other fields, the globalization of trade has made low-cost products readily available, but their origin is not always clear and their durability is uncertain. Use of such products has never been, and never will be, our policy. In France, we are fortunate in having numerous suppliers who guarantee the quality and traceability of their products in compliance with European standards . Our selection of such products is a guarantee for the health of our patients.
Whenever possible, we welcome patients at the Laboratory to discuss the planned restorative work and to collect all necessary information for its achievement. Communication is one of the essential keys for success: the exchange of information and use of images is a great help in this dialogue. Similarly, try-ins of esthetic mockups facilitate successful fabrication of sometimes complex rehabilitations.
Located in the center of Nice, France since 1992, Arcade currently employs 9 highly trained technicians motivated by a concern for quality, innovation and esthetics. All have been able to make full use of their skills in a specific domain and have profited by the pooling of expertise.
Esthetics is a three-way affair, especially when anterior and full-arch restorations are concerned. The patient has often lost all points of reference and is incapable of verbalizing his desires, the dentist must reassure the patient while trying to translate his or her requests, and the dental technician is required to analyze and satisfy the demand.
Communication is one of the essential keys for success: the exchange of information and use of images is a great help in this dialogue. Similarly, try-ins of esthetic mockups are an excellent guide facilitating successful fabrication of sometimes complex rehabilitations. Whenever possible, we welcome patients at the Laboratory to discuss the planned restorative work and to collect all necessary information for its achievement.
Patients are unanimously in favor of such discussions and happy to discover the laboratory where their prostheses will be fabricated.
Acquisition of a scanner in 2009 marked our entrance into the digital era and rapidly led to an interest in the Zirkonzahn CAD/CAM system.
As we had already been using “Prettau” zirconia since 2007 with the manual Zircograph copy-milling unit invented by Enrico Steiger, founder of the Zirkonzahn company, purchase of its 5-axis numerically controlled milling system was a natural choice.
Our expertise with machinable materials today allows us to satisfy the broad range of demands for removable dentures and implant-supported restorations.
In the 1980s, we were fortunate to have had the opportunity to participate in the evolution of what was then a “new” technology. Restorations on dental implants often involve more steps than on natural teeth and, in particular, require more varied types of transitional prostheses. This includes screw-secured bridges for “immediately loaded” restorations, removable dentures with or without clasps, and bonded dental splints.
Our extensive experience in this specific field allows us to meet all of these demands, including final restorations, with a variety of restorative materials: chromium-cobalt, titanium, zirconia, ceramics, composites, PEEK …. cemented or screw-secured, fixed or removable, regardless of the type of implant to be restored.