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Hopkins Dental Laboratory

15 10th Ave S, Hopkins, United States
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Hopkins Dental Laboratory is a full service dental lab located in Hopkins, Minnesota. Creating beautiful and dependable dental prosthetics since 1943.

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This is so neat. We designed these crowns before we had the abutments back in the lab. Implant abutments and copings designed in virtual space via CAD/CAM. Everything shows up three days later for hand-built porcelain. We also provide a Abutment Placement Guide to help seating the abutments (picture 3). High tech, high quality and highly aesthetic. State of the art dental technology, right down the street from your clinic. Call us to see how we can help your practice grow! 952-938-3545, ask for Kurt.

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"Why should I use your lab?", the doctor asked me. I answered, "Experience and desire. I want to be the best lab around and have sought to be that way for more than 20 years." This is a great example of why you should use Hopkins Dental Lab. This case came in for a bite block. Simple, right? No. This is where dentures start. The impression tray was overloaded and the impression was short in the anterior. Many offices don't look at impressions before they send them, which leaves us to make the decision whether or not to get a new impression taken. We know that's not the clinic's favorite thing to do, so we look at the impression and make the call. This one looked nice in the posterior, so I built up the labial periphery with wax to simulate the natural contour. The impression barely got the gingival of 22 and 27, so the wax stabilized that area and we poured the model. The patient is now enjoying her new Valplast partial. The point is this: Experience is not replaceable. Techs that know what works and what doesn't don't come cheap. But it's a heck of a lot cheaper than chair time for impressions your clinic should have gotten right the first time and you don't look incompetent to your patients. We make you and your staff look competent and professional by providing services you may never know we provide, like this case.

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Bar supported, attachment retained lower. I started taking pics at the block out phase, so the set up part wasn't photographed. These are so much easier in the digital workflow than the old way. They work better and fit better, too.

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There's a few new zirconias hitting the market. Here's one of them. Called "Imagine", it looks pretty nice. Compared to eMax on the left, you can see the difference in translucency. The zirconia has the strength advantage, the eMax looks really vital. Which should you choose? That's the best part! You can have either one. Every case is different, but there's no law saying you can't use one for one case and the other for a different case. If you have questions on the materials, please call us at 952-938-3545. This market is changing so fast, it can be hard to keep up. Many companies are coming out with "Highly Aesthetic Zirconia" , so keep you eyes open for my reviews right here on Facebook.

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I hear a lot of talk about standards of care over the world. I am especially annoyed when I hear people tell me how great things are in Europe. First, many of these people don't work in the medical or dental fields. They only have experience as a patient, and we all know that we tend to remember the bad experiences. Second, many of these people have not been to Europe and fewer still have had any treatments there. They are just retelling some propaganda tidbit they heard from their favorite talking head. This is a photo of a temporary treatment partial denture manufactured in the UK this summer. Two of the teeth broke off and it found it's way to my little corner of the world. I would like to give the critics some first hand information about European dental technology compared to American dental technology. This denture was equal to the quality of a similar product I would build. A patient would be hard pressed to tell the difference. My product would have failed just like this one, within a similar time frame. All over the world, we are using similar products to build prosthetics. The skill level of journeyman technician will be adequate for this procedure. The fit and finish will be about the same. There is virtually no clinical difference. The difference is attitude. Not the Technician or the Laboratory, but the patient. If they have been conditioned by their social group or the media to believe that the country they got the product in is the best darn country in the world, then they got the best darn care in the world. Of course, if so conditioned, they will believe the opposite as well. Facts don't enter into it as much as political mumbo-jumbo. I'm on a bit of a rant on this one, but I have to say not only is it good to see that my products will stand with European products, it is also good to know if ever I am in the UK, there is a decent standard of quality there, too.

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I'm going to brag a little. Read the pink sheet of paper under the model. We can do that for your office, too.

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Yes we did! I'm not here to judge, maybe you think this looks trashy, but it's not your mouth. This patient wanted this look, so we called Starlight Manufacturing and ordered up some white gold teeth. I think it's pretty cool. We can and will build teeth for your patient's special requests, be it gold front teeth, tattoos on teeth, costume teeth or something outlandish, give us a call. We can and will do it.

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Many people grind their teeth. In the Dental World, it's called BRUXISM. Some people say it's only at night, but usually, it's all day long. Many people don't know they do it because it's what they've always done and NOT doing it would be abnormal for them. Here's some indications that you're one of them. 1. Morning headaches. If you wake up and your head hurts, this might be why. 2. All your front teeth are flat across. If you look at a photo of you smiling and there is no difference between the length of your front teeth and they're flat on the bottom, you could be grinding your teeth. 3. Really short teeth. You've been grinding a while and now they're stumpy. A good indicator. 4. Broken teeth. You grind, there's stress on the tooth structure and one day, SNAP! Now you'll need a crown AND a Bruxism splint. 5. Somebody tells you that you grind your teeth. I know it's obvious, but take it seriously. Based on my own tooth grinding problem and the work that I do, it is my opinion that this is not something that can be treated with pills, therapy or some magic potion. If you grind your teeth, you will always grind your teeth. We can, however, reduce the wear caused by Bruxism. We build several types of splints to help with this. It is best to see your Dentist and have them give us a call. We have several designs and materials that can fit your specific trouble and your budget. Putting it off will only cost you more later, both in your bank account and in your smile! I added these pics to show what 50 years of untreated grinding looks like. This will cost this patient about $30,000 to fix.

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