Doctors work with an assistant at the Naples dental lab

In-House Dental Lab

Center of Excellence for Dental Prosthetics and Aesthetics

At Engle Dentistry, we merge artistry with cutting-edge technology to create dental restorations that not only fit with precision but also match the unique aesthetics of every patient's smile. Located within our dental practice, we offer a seamless integration of clinical dentistry and laboratory services, providing our patients with unparalleled convenience and quality.

Naples Dental Lab Technicians

Our team consists of Four (4) skilled technicians that work closely with our dentists to ensure a perfect match between your dental restoration and your natural teeth. From crowns and bridges to veneers, implants, and implant supported fixed and removable appliances, we offer a broad spectrum of high-quality, custom-made dental prosthetics.

At the core of our in-house dental lab is a commitment to precision, innovation, and swift service. Utilizing state-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology, digital impressions, and top-tier materials, we ensure the highest standard of accuracy and aesthetics in our restorations. This technology, coupled with the artisanal skills of our technicians, results in restorations that are as beautiful as they are functional.

In essence, Engle Dentistry owns and operates the most advanced private laboratory in Southwest Florida. It's a collaboration of clinical and technical expertise, dedicated to providing the best possible outcome for your dental health and smile aesthetics. Whether it's a single tooth restoration or a full mouth rehabilitation, we promise to guide you through each step of the process, offering comfort, convenience, and exceptional results.

Welcome to a new era of integrated dental care at Engle Dentistry. Trust us to bring your most confident smile to life.

Naples Dental Lab CAD Software

The Most Advanced Dental Design Software Available

Exocad and 3Shape are two leading dental laboratory software platforms used globally in CAD/CAM dentistry. They are primarily used to design and manufacture dental prosthetics and restorations, such as crowns, bridges, veneers, and implants. Both programs offer numerous modules for a wide variety of restorative options.

Exocad's software is known for its speed and efficiency. It offers a robust and reliable platform that is also quite versatile.

  1. Modular and Scalable: Exocad offers a wide range of modules to fit various dental laboratory needs, including crown and bridge, implant, orthodontic, and even full denture design modules. This means that labs can expand the software capabilities as needed.
  2. Flexibility: The software can be used with a variety of scanner types, making it a flexible solution for many labs.
  3. Ease of Use: Users often report that Exocad is straightforward to learn and use, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced CAD designers.

3Shape Dental System is also widely used and appreciated for its sophisticated features and detailed designs.

  1. Comprehensive Solution: 3Shape offers a broad range of solutions not only for labs but also for dental practices, with modules for everything from crown and bridge to removable partial dentures, implant planning, and even orthodontic treatment planning.
  2. Innovative Tools: The software often includes innovative features and tools that allow for precise customization and design. It also includes tools for patient communication and visualizing treatment outcomes.
  3. Integration: 3Shape systems are known for their strong integration with various 3D printers, milling machines, and other digital dental technology.

It's important to note that while both software solutions are highly capable, the choice between Exocad and 3Shape will depend on the specific needs and preferences of the specific case.

What are the benefits of having a master ceramist on-staff at Engle Dentistry?

A Master Ceramist is an individual who has achieved a high level of expertise in dental ceramics, including making crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, bridges, and dentures. Having an Italian-trained Master Ceramist on-staff at Engle Dentistry brings several advantages to our patients:

  1. Precision and Quality Control: Since the Master Ceramist is directly involved in the creation and customization of restorations, there is more control over the quality and precision of the finished product. This can result in a superior fit and more natural-looking restorations.
  2. Improved Aesthetics: Master Ceramists bring a high level of artistry to the work they do. They understand how to match the color, shape, and texture of a patient's existing teeth, which can lead to more aesthetically pleasing results.
  3. Faster Turnaround Times: When a dental practice has an in-house Master Ceramist, the time from impression to fitting the final restoration can be significantly reduced since there's no need to send the work to an external laboratory.
  4. Better Communication: The dentist and ceramist can directly collaborate and communicate, leading to better outcomes. The ceramist can gain a better understanding of the patient's needs, and the dentist can relay specific details or concerns directly to the ceramist.
  5. Convenience and Comfort for Patients: In-house services may provide patients with a more comfortable experience. They could potentially have fewer appointments, saving time and reducing discomfort.
  6. Longevity and Durability: High-quality restorations crafted by a Master Ceramist are likely to last longer and withstand daily wear and tear better than those made in mass quantities in a lab.

Overall, the Four (4) Dental Laboratory technicians in our dental office allow for more personalized, efficient, and high-quality dental care. As a result, our patients are more involved with their dental process which results in a higher overall satisfaction with both a functional and esthetic outcome.