Est. 1962

Modern Methods Dental Lab

Family-Owned and Operated in the Heart of Wichita

Business Hours

Mon - Thurs
8 AM - 5 PM
8 AM - 12 PM
Sat - Sun

About Us

Modern Methods is a family-owned and operated business located in the heart of Wichita. Established in 1962 by Bill & Helen Capps, MM remains one of the longest-running dental labs in the area. We maintain personal service for all custom dental restorative requests. No case is too complex for our certified dental laboratory technicians. It is our goal to always stay up to date with the latest in cutting-edge technology. Our lab fully complies with FDA requirements and our restorations are fully ACDLA certified and warranted.

Our Services

Our goal is to provide excellence to our dentists and their patients. We accomplish this by being on the cutting edge of new technology and having many years of experience.


Fixed Restorations

Custom Crowns & Bridges

  • Our ZirStar is our preferred restoration material. It is an ST multi-layered Zirconia with 850 MPa and 50% translucency. It is definitely the star of the show!
  • Our HT Zirconia is 1250 MPa with 45% translucency. It is ideal for posterior restorations.
  • MM also offers PFM's, full gold crowns and e.max restorations.
  • Custom shades are available in the lab or chairside.
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Custom Abutments

Implant Systems to be Proud of!

  • At MM our preferred implant systems are Straumann, Nobel, and Zimmer. However, we have the capability of working with any implant system you choose.
  • All custom abutments are designed right here in the MM Lab. They are then sent to their specific FDA-approved milling center to create an authentic implant system. We do not cut corners when it comes to providing a quality implant system. All Straumann abutments get sent to Straumann. All Nobel abutments get sent to Nobel. This ensures that Doctor and Patient are receiving a superior product that MM is proud to provide.
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The Right Choice

We are committed to producing quality restorations. This commitment includes designing functionally appropriate crowns, bridges, and implant abutments. As one of the most experienced labs in the industry, we believe every case needs our full attention as we start every day with professionalism and teamwork. We are strong stewards of our industry and have a zero-tolerance of health risks, committed to maintaining work standards set by OSHA.

Backed by the Best

As an AmericaSmiles Network Lab, we have the boutique service of a Main Street business with the resources of a large operation. In short, we can handle volume without compromising quality.

Made in USA

Everything we produce is proudly made domestically and is held to quality standards that cannot be beaten by labs that outsource overseas.

Tech Advantage

Our lab invests in the latest innovations in digital modeling and implements a streamlined approach to case management that eliminates waste while guaranteeing minimal chair time.


“I am committed to invest in new technologies and Visual Lean Training to improve production standards and turnaround time.”

- Tyler Capps


Owner & President

Tyler Capps

Tyler is the third-generation owner at Modern Methods. He started working at the lab at the age of 17. Through his many years of service, he has learned every aspect of the dental lab and has created lasting friendships with many doctors. His goal for the lab is to always stay up to date with ever-changing technologies and techniques. He believes in a healthy work/home life balance for himself and his employees. In Tyler's spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, and wheeling trips. He is also an avid car and truck enthusiast. He and his wife love cruising in their 1968 F-100.



Kenzie (Myers) Capps

Kenzie just recently joined the team at Modern Methods and is new to the industry.  She is enjoying learning all about the dental world and meeting new people each day.  Kenzie is always eager to pick up or drop off a case or even just pop in to say hello.  When she is not working, Kenzie loves traveling, camping, and spending time with her friends and family and dog, Willie.

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439 N Estelle
Wichita, Kansas 67214
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