Digital workflow and third party milling is now an everyday reality for modern dental laboratories, but which outsource provider is reliable and consistent?

It can be difficult to find your way through the marketing and sales pitch of the various outsource companies, however, there may be a glimmer of light becoming available for those who are continually more selective in what we consider accurate and consistent quality.

A new direction to your laboratory milling service is available via Createch (in association with Straumann) to produce high quality milled structures to accuracies probably never achieved before in dentistry. The Egile Corporation, which is the parent company of Createch, is one of only two companies worldwide that have been certified to be able to manufacture some of the most critical components in the CLIC, which is the next step to what was discovered with the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Set beneath the Swiss/French border at Geneva, the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) study* is an international collaboration working on a concept for a machine to collide electrons and positrons (antielectrons) head-on at energies up to several teraelectronvolts (TeV). This energy range is similar to the LHC’s, but using electrons and their antiparticles rather than protons, physicists will gain a different perspective on the underlying physics, designed to reproduce conditions similar to the Big Bang within a controlled area.

By shooting protons and ions at close to the speed of light it has already answered some of the fundamental scientific questions for scientists and researchers all over the world. Createch’s milling expertise in this field means they have the knowledge and facilities to meet the extreme stringency required to produce milled components of unique accuracy well beyond the needs of dental restorations.

The revolution in the potential for complex dental restorations is growing, with huge choices of materials and design potential, pointing the way to a more economic and yet superior product. As the pace of development in this market continues, specialist centres such as the facilities at Createch Medical will probably become the norm. The economic investment required to keep up with the increased demands, now and in the future, is likely to become beyond normal laboratory budgets, so scanning and designing the restoration will be commonplace, with the manufacture and quality of the restoration then within the hands of the milling or laser printing centre. Createch’s expertise and history would suggest something special can be expected.

For more details on how your laboratory can benefit from the services that Createch have to offer, please contact Straumann on 01293 651230 or alternatively visit

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