Lately we’ve been working with a AACD certified dental lab. It’s actually very difficult to find one of these expert technicians that can do a lot of our beautiful porcelain work.
In a previous video, we talked about one-day smiles, where if someone wants a start-to-finish smile design done in one day, but we also use another lab for complex bite and esthetic cases, or cases where we need to do tissue alteration to get the ideal result. For this, we work with a lab here in San Diego that has been doing dentistry here in San Diego for 15 years, but for the past 10 years, he’s been certified by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, which is one of the most prestigious certifications you can get.
In order to get this certification, the lab technician has to go through several years of submitting cases that fit very specific standards of esthetics, and they have to get approval on every single case submission.
Todd Cochran, who is one of the labs we work with, does some of the most beautiful cosmetic work I’ve ever seen. The restorations are so phenomenally natural, it’s a huge benefit to our patients to deliver such highly cosmetic results.
One of the other things that makes it especially unique is that we have not one, but two digital scanners, so we can take digital impressions (photography) and work in synergy between his lab and our office when creating digital scans and models, so we can make the most precise fit to 3D mill and fit, and then custom layer the porcelain on the crowns. When we do the crown delivery, not only are the esthetics beautiful, but the fit is phenomenal.
I’m really proud we’ve partnered up and are working with Horizon Dental Lab in addition to some other top cosmetic labs to deliver our patients the best in esthetics.