We are among the elite few dentists in Houston to house our very own ceramic laboratory. This amenity gives us the ability to create precision-crafted ceramic crowns and veneers. Dr. Aparicio is always in direct communication with his ceramist, giving him the ability to make modifications or color adjustment, leaving little room for error. This can be accomplished without multiple appointments, saving the patient time.
Dr. Aparicio and Ms. Tatiana collaborate on all aspects of smile design to create the most beautiful, natural looking and longest lasting restorations. From the imaging and prototype design, to the esthetic verification and final permanent bonding they work together to fabricate superior ceramic veneers and crowns. The in-office dental laboratory allows us to avoid communication problems commonly encountered with outsourcing dental work.
Digital impressions are the more modern and high-quality system used to obtain the records needed to fabricate quality crowns, veneers or diagnostics models. This is obtained by using a small camera, intraoral scanner, to piece together the necessary information needed for these models. Intraoral scanning was introduced to the dental community around the early 90’s. Since, then the technology has greatly improved and became more efficient, leading to it being the more preferred method within the dental industry. This system is healthier and more safe than traditional impressions as the potential choking hazard is eliminated. Intraoral scanning provides excellent results and is overall a more pleasant experience for patients.
Having a 3D printer dedicated to dentistry is especially convenient for quality crown and bridge temporaries. A temporary crown can be printed in just under 30 minutes with an amazing fit to the tooth. The printer can produce high quality temps that are smooth so you do not have that feeling of a scratched tooth surface that you may feel after fabricating a temporary crown chairside. If you need a night guard for veneers we also have the ability to design and print it with this technology. One of the biggest advancements seen with 3D Printing in dentistry is denture fabrication. Now a days we can design a denture on the computer and print it in matter of minutes.
" I went looking for a dentist near me for Implants and was directed to Dr. Aparicio. It was the BEST EXPERIENCE with a dentist I have ever had in my life! Dr. Aparicio is extremely knowledgeable and an excellent dentist (he works like an artist!), but also gentle, friendly and very understanding. He made me feel calm and relaxed and all that “dentist office apprehension” disappeared. I absolutely love my new smile! My teeth look wonderful, I can’t stop smiling! and I only wish I had found this dental office and Dr. Aparicio a long time ago. Would HIGHLY recommend him for any implant needs. "