Image Gallery excels in personalized service, high quality and quick turnaround.
Below are the average delivery times on our dental products and services:
- • Standard turnaround time is typically 5 working days
- • 3M ESPE Zirconium Lava™ – 6 days
- • Implants – 8 days
- • Cosmetic cases – 5 days (if scheduled)
Reconstruction, precision attachment and complex cases may require additional time
due to their complexity. Please contact us for a time estimate for your specific
need. (614) 889-2311
Image Gallery offers a full range of dental restoration products and services.
Image Gallery takes great pride in the work coming from our laboratory. Every hand
crafted crown is thoroughly inspected at each step of the design process, and a
final inspection before leaving the lab to ensure quality. To help fabricate our
quality crowns, we offer custom color matches in our lab to determine the exact
value, chroma and hue of the tooth. This procedure is both quick and painless for
the patient, yet it assists the technicians in achieving the best color match. Whether
it is a single crown or a full mouth rehab, a custom shade is a great choice for
making sure the results meet everyone’s expectations.
The first step in the custom shade process is using our state of the art X-Rite
Shade Vision System. This tool takes a digital image of the existing tooth, and
records it in the computer, which then lets us print out the image so it is easily
accessible and can stay with the case.
The second and final step is using our Nikon D90 camera with an attached light unit.
This allows us to take exceptional photos, especially up close, so that every detail
can be recorded. The entire process takes less than ten minutes, and along with
the X-Rite form, these pictures can be either printed out or moved onto a computer
in front of the technician so that it can be easily referenced as the crown is being
We are especially proud of creating the proper anatomy, contour, color and surface
texture for all our crowns. Let us show you how we can make beautiful smiles for
All Porcelain Crowns and Laminates
We offer three different ways of hand crafting all porcelain crowns and laminates
to meet your cosmetic needs. It is no secret that all porcelain crowns or laminates
are the most cosmetic pleasing restoration we can offer our patients. The reason
is simple - light travels through the porcelain contacting a natural tooth and then
reflects back to the eye which then perceives a natural tooth. But to get the desired
end result it is important to know the shade of the prepped tooth. The three different
products we offer are as follows:
• Feldspathic Porcelain built on Refractory Models
Very few laboratories offer this technique because it is very difficult and labor
intensive. But this porcelain is by far the crème de la crème of porcelain restorations.
We are able to layer many different colors into the crown and put the color exactly
where it is supposed to be. We build our anterior teeth directly on the models using
Noritake Super Porcelain EX-3, made by the world-famous manufacturer of exquisite
china. Noritake has exceptional handling characteristics to allow for the most lifelike
restorations possible. This porcelain also has screening porcelains allowing blockage
of darker teeth and still resulting in life like restorations.
• IPS E.MAX Press Restorations
Made of lithium disilicate this technique is also very aesthetic and is stronger
than the feldspathic porcelain. We work with a variety of ingots of pressed porcelain,
then cut back and layer different colors and translucencies to get the desired shade.
The pressed units are fabulous for bleached teeth. With this system we can also
make bridges and inlay/onlays. We can help to evaluate which system will give the
most desired result for your patient’s needs.
• 3M ESPE Lava™ Zirconia CAD/CAM Restorations
With the introduction of Zirconia as a dental material and the CAD/CAM system, clinicians
are able to prepare and place all ceramic (high strength ceramics) restorations
in the anterior and posterior regions. This is due to the high flexural strength
and high fracture toughness of the Zirconia ceramic material. Our Zirconia crowns
are made of 3M ESPE Lava™. After extensive research we became a Lava Design Center
because this material is the highest quality system offered. The copings can be
shaded to the desired color but still have some translucent effect. Because we are
a Design Center we have complete control of the design of the coping so the strength
of the layered porcelain is not compromised.
Implants – Implant crowns are a great way to replace a missing
tooth. It fills in the space where the root used to be, preventing less resorption.
It not only provides the structure for the crown, but also allows tissue sculpting.
Image Gallery is well versed in all implant systems and can consult on what will
be best for each situation, whether it is a Titanium abutment with a Lava™ crown,
or a Zirconia abutment with an E.Max™ crown. The skill and education of our technicians
allows us to work with any system and still have the end result look natural.
While we are always willing to comply with whichever implant system is best, we
prefer and recommend using Atlantis Custom Abutments. These abutments are proven
to not only be great esthetically in the mouth, but to have the strength and sustainability
to last a lifetime. In fact, the Titanium abutments come with a lifetime guarantee!
Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns – Porcelain fused to metal is a
proven technology done by the lost waxing technique. At Image Gallery, we only use
high noble & noble metals to make these restorations. However, with gold prices
going upward we do offer different percentages of gold in alloy
We currently use Dentsply Ceramco alloy which is made in Germany. This is a very
reputable company who offers quality alloys and is part of the Identalloy Certificate
System. Using metals that are compatible with the oral environment and have the
proper coefficient with the porcelain helps us make the decision on which materials
are best for your patients. The reality is porcelain is glass, and glass can fracture.
However, created properly with cusp-fossa relations and metal substructures designed
to support the porcelain, these types of restorations can last ten to twenty years.
Gold Crowns - Gold crowns will always be used in dentistry. For
this restoration we are currently using a 56% gold. With gold prices skyrocketing
we try to use a metal that will keep the tissue healthy as well as your pocket book.
The metal of choice is currently Ney-Oro®. If you go any lower than the 56% gold
you will get the pink rose color of alloy instead of the yellow gold. Obviously
molars that have very little occlusal room are perfect for the gold crown.
Diagnostic Wax-Up – Cosmetic dentistry is detailed and challenging
work. Preliminary wax-ups are a cost-saving way to ensure your patients will be
pleased with the final result of their restoration, working out any potential difficulties
ahead of time. Once function and look are approved, we will duplicate the process
for the final prosthesis. We also have the capability of making temporaries for
you, so that your patients look great throughout their entire dentistry process.
Face Bow – Since perfect symmetry is rarely found in nature, special
attention to detail is key for a beautiful smile. For anterior work, we know the
importance of getting the same angle from the patient to the articulator so that
we can fix any cants that might be created naturally. We are able to loan you a
face bow if you should need one, because we believe in being better than close –
our goal is to be exact.