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5 Reasons to Choose a Dentist with an In-house Lab

Did you know that it is surprisingly tough to find a dentist office with an in-house lab? Davis Gribble Hollowwa has one of the only in-house dental labs in all of Albuquerque. And that’s not marketing jargon; an in-house lab can dramatically enhance your experience at the dentist. Here’s how:

1. Higher Quality

We conduct extensive research on the supplies we use, in order to ensure quality and longevity. If you’ve also done your own research, we can even place a special order to meet your aesthetic and functional preferences.

2. Faster Turnaround Time

After impressions or moldings of your teeth are made it can usually take around two weeks for a mouthguard or crown to be shipped from an outside dental lab. With our in-house lab, that same process only takes about a week!

3. Human Touch

At Davis Gribble Hollowwa, it’s protocol for the lab technician to sit down with you and actually take a look inside your mouth. At most dentists’ offices, this is all done through a remote series of digital images, so whoever is developing the materials will never meet you, much less answer your questions. Our in-house technician, Richard, is one of our most valued staff members not just for his expertise, but because he helps us build stronger relationships with our patients.

4. Celebrity Treatment

Do you have a particular celebrity jawline you’d just love to have? Bring a picture in. We can’t promise you’ll look just like Chris Pratt or Angelina Jolie, but we’ll give it a try! We will work one-on-one with you to read your facial expressions and figure out how to make sure you’ll maintain your good looks after dental treatment has been done. Give yourself true star treatment by choosing a dentist’s office with an in-house lab.

5. Efficient Adjustments

Sometimes, crowns don’t end up being quite the right fit. If that’s the case, an in-house lab can make those adjustments much faster versus going to a dentist who has to reorder crowns from an outside lab. We all know the waiting game is no fun when it comes to obtaining the perfect smile.

Davis Gribble Hollowwa is constantly improving its in-house lab facility. Meanwhile, we have a team of certified lab technicians who take pride in what they do. They are up on all of the latest technology and materials so that we can provide you with the customized dental care you deserve. Getting dental implants does not have to be a long and painful process. Contact us today to set up your first appointment!

Author Info

Dr. Connor Hollowwa

Dr. Connor Hollowwa is an Albuquerque native. He graduated from the Albuquerque Academy and went on to receive a BA from Rice University. His Doctorate of Dental Surgery is from Creighton University School of Dentistry. Before joining private practice he practiced at the state-of-the-art Isleta Health Center’s Dental Clinic, providing modern dental care for the members of the Pueblo of Isleta. In his free time he enjoys playing the piano, fly-fishing, golfing, and skiing.