Send a Case

Shipping Guidelines

We are please to offer some of the most competitive shipping terms in the United States. We trust you will have a positive experience with Pindan Dental Laboratory.

Please call us on 773 786 9494 to schedule a case pick up or alternatively you can take advantage of our Members Login area.

Thank you for your business.

Shipping Rates:

Please contact Pindan Dental Laboratory for shipping rates and express shipping options tailored to your area.

PLEASE CAREFULLY POUR ALGINATE IMPRESSIONS BEFORE SENDING CASEWORK

 

Sending Digital Impressions .STLS

We accept digital impression from any intraoral scanning system capable of producing 3D images in STL file format.  Including major scanner brands Planmeca (E4D) Planscan™, 3M™ TrueDefinition Scan, Cadent iTero™Carestream CS. Pindan Dental Laboratory also provides printing and milling services for all other open platforms.

If you are unsure whether your scanner can produce STL files, please contact your scanner provider or manufacturer for clarification.

Scans for other scanners can be sent to us via DropBox*.  The general process includes the following steps.

  1. Register for a DropBox*account for your surgery
  2. Login to your DropBox account
  3. Create a folder in DropBox for your practice with its Trading Name.
  4. Fill in an order form and make sure it is in PDF format.
  5. Within your folder, create a folder with your patients name, upload your STL digital scans and a completed PDF labsheet and any other relevant document
  6. After uploading, share the folder created in step 3 with milling@pindandentallab.com

Alternatively,

We have our digital upload feature with your online account.

  1. Login to your Pindan Dental Lab account via our online portal at our Member Login
  2. Click Case Entry and fill out the order form and requested dates
  3. Click the UPLOAD FILES and select your STL Files and any other relevant documents
  4. Wait until the files have completed uploading, and click CREATE

Please note that these steps might vary slightly depending on the scanning system. Please call 773 786 9494 for further inquiries.

 

Technical Support

Pindan Dental Laboratory is committed to building a tailored service to our partnering dentists. Our local Principal technicians are available for assistance with shade taking, case planning, consults on treatment options or material selection.

If you have any technical queries regarding advanced dental techniques and the newest available dental materials our Technical Director can answer them for you directly.

 

Crown and Bridge WorkDays in lab
Porcelain Fused to Metal10 Days in-lab
IPS e.max Crown10 Days in-lab
Monolithic Zirconia Crown10 Days in-lab
Porcelain Fused to Zirconia Crown10 Days in-lab
Large Crown and Bridge Cases12 Days in-lab
Post, core and crown10 Days in-lab
Implants
Single implant crowns10 Days in-lab
Other implant cases12 Days in-lab
Removable Prosthodontics
Wax rims and Bites3 Days in-lab
Special Trays3 Days in-lab
Acrylic Dentures10 Days in-lab
Chrome Castings10 Days in-lab
Repairs and relines3 Days in-lab
Orthodontics9 Days in-lab
Other Products
Splints10 Days in-lab
Bleaching Trays3 Days in-lab

Delivery & Turnaround Times

Pindan Dental Laboratory understands that dentists need a quality service delivered on time.

As a general rule of thumb please allow 2 and a half weeks between patient appointments. We are able to complete cases on shorter/emergency time frames upon request.

emax crowns lingual emax crowns lingual

PREPARATION GUIDELINES

 

AnteriorType Of restorationReduction AreaMeasurements
All Ceramic Crown
( Layered or monolithic)
Incisal
Buccal / Lingual Shoulder Margin
2.0mm
1.0mm
0.8–1mm
Porcelain Fused to Metal CrownIncisal
Lingual
Labial Shoulder Margin Lingual Chamfer Margin All–Ceramic margin 360Degree
2.0mm
1.0mm
1.5mm
0.5-1mm
1.5mm
Porcelain Fused to ZirconiaIncisal
Lingual
Chamfer Margin Buccal Reduction
2.0mm
0.6 1.0mm
1.0mm
>1.0mm
Posterior CrownsFull Contour Crowns (Metal or Zirconia)Chamfer Margins
Axial (side walls)
Occlusal
Buccal Non–Functional Cusps Buccal Functional Cusp
0.5mm
0.5 0.8mm
1.0–1.5mm
1.0mm
1.5mm
All Ceramic and
Porcelain Fused to Zirconia
Shoulder/Heavy Chamfer Margins Buccal Non–Functional Cusps Buccal Functional Cusps1.0 1.2mm
2.0mm
2.5mm
Porcelain Fused to MetalMetal Chamfer Margin
Areas for Porcelain Margin 360 Degree Porcelain Margin Occlusal
Buccal Non–Functional Cusps Buccal Functional Cusps Labial Shoulder or Chamfer
0.5mm 0.8–1.5mm 1.5mm 1.0–1.5mm 2.0mm 2.5mm 1.5mm

In the clinic

Our products are enhanced by the following precautions.

Impressions

  • PVS impressions rinsed and disinfected
  • Alginates rinsed, disinfect, poured asap
  • Allow stone to set at least 30 minutes before removing from alginate

Occlusal Records

  • PVS material for closed bite records for crown and bridge restorations

Margins

  • All finish lines are clear and visible for crown and bridgework fabrication
  • Pindan Dental recommends the use of double retraction cord technique in most cases and smooth margins for restorations

Adequate Room for Materials?

  • Ensure adequate space is provided occlusally, axially and labially
  • Knowing your dental materials is essential to getting the most out of your dental laboratory experience

All clinicians would agree that knowing the prescribed dental materials is essential to getting the optimum result for the patient. Material knowledge also enhances the dental laboratory experience. There are indications and limitations to the various restorative materials on offer, in addition to new products entering the market over time. It is difficult for the Laboratory to manage the aesthetic outcome of a case where insufficient room for materials is given. Pindan Dental provides a consulting service on material selection and innovations in materials upon request.

 Temporary Crowns

  • Spend time on your temporary crowns

Temporary crowns that are well made minimise chair side adjustments when inserting the final restoration.

Shades and Laboratory Forms

The integration of photographics from the Clinic to the Laboratory via Pindan Dental’s dropbox network ensures the optimum aesthetic outcome for dental cases. Ensuring shade tabs are  visible with specific characterisations identified optimises the final product. Explicit instructions on the lab prescription form are essential.