Dental laboratory tools are specialized tools used in dentistry. They are used to fabricate dental prostheses, such as crowns, bridges, dentures, and veneers.
These tools include a dental lathe, a handpiece that spins the material to be worked on, a contouring diamond disc, a mandrel, an articulator for positioning the teeth, a wax spatula for shaping the wax, a wax knife for carving the wax, dental gauge used by technicians to measure the depth and width of cavities and other parts of teeth,dowel pins fix the plaster model,a bur for cutting into the material, lip measurement tools for final porcelain teeth check. Laboratory technicians also use these tools to produce orthodontic appliances, such as retainers and aligners. By using these specialized tools, a dental technician is able to produce high-quality, custom-made dental prosthetics in precision and accuracy.
All dental lab tools must be kept clean and in good condition in order to ensure patient safety.