Advanced Digital Dentistry specializing in cosmetic ceramics
and implant supported prosthetics

Time tested and trusted by Dentists

Business Hours

Mon - Thus
7:30 AM - 5 PM
By appointment only

About Us

Lifelike Dental Studio, Inc is a small family-owned, national award-winning dental laboratory located in the heart of Central Texas that started in 2005.

It began with Chris and Carrie working out of a small portable building in their backyard. They built their business through prayer, talent, tears, and a lot of trust in doctors who believed in their capabilities. Lifelike has been blessed with steady growth with their commercial building and committed staff that has been with them for over 14 years.

With nearly two decades of servicing their community, Lifelike provides doctors with high-end fixed restorative options across the country and specializes in all implant and implant-supported cases.

Lifelike is so thankful for each of their doctors who have made them a part of their restorative team and they look forward to their continuing partnerships.

Our Services

We believe each patient deserves our very best and we know it shows in our work. With Lifelike Dental Studio, Inc it's all about beauty and precision without compromise.

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• Full Contour 
• High Translucency Anterior 
• Layered Ceramic

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• Custom Titanium Abutments
• Custom Zirconia Abutments
• All-On-X
• PEEK/Pekton Bar with Zirconia Crowns
•Titanium Bar Supported
• Screw-Retained Zirconia

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Pressed Lithium Silicate

• Crowns
• Inlays
• Veneers

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Full Cast Crowns
Porcelain Fused to Metal

• High Noble
• Noble

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What Sets us Apart

Digital & Analog Workflows

We're versatile! Our cutting-edge lab supports all digital or traditional impressions, provides 3D-printed models, supports traditional or digital wax-ups, and scanning from traditional models.

In-House Milling & 3D Printing

Speed and accuracy are what made us the lab of record. We do all of our milling and model printing in-house to maintain the highest standards of quality control. 

Made in the U.S.

Rest assured! Dentists can count on the quality of our restorations every time with FDA-approved materials and workflows, and American production.

Free Pickup, Delivery & Shipping

It's the little things that can have a big impact. We help your bottom line with every case through free shipping and local pickup/delivery.

Custom Shades

We believe in that personal touch. Our lab provides chairside service with custom shades.

Meet Our Owners

Chris and Carrie Ling have been married for over 25 years and have four beautiful children. They are the true definition of a team, both in the lab and at home. When you call Lifelike Dental, you can expect Carrie to answer the phone and Chris is always available to chat and help plan your next case. Building relationships with their Doctors is the foundation of their studio!
Chris Ling


Chris Ling
CDT- Certified Dental Technician

 Chris graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA from the University of North Texas in 1995 and began his Dental Technician career shortly thereafter. As a true "dental nerd," Chris loves learning about new technology and techniques. He has studied under some of the world's premier dental ceramists, attended Spear Study Club, given hands-on presentations at LMT Lab Day Chicago for Jensen Dental, and traveled all over the country honing his craft. Chris is a "Full Arch Masters" alumni, trained in a completely digital all-on-X workflow from Dr. Ryan Dunlop and his team.

Carrie Ling


Carrie Ling

Carrie manages laboratory operations and keeps things running like a well-oiled machine. She thrives on personal relationships with our clients and is dedicated to giving them incredible service, ensuring each case is delivered on time!

Meet the Team



CDT- Certified Dental Ceramist

Sandra just received recognition from the National Board of Certification for 35 years as a CDT. She is certified in both Ceramics and Crown & Bridge bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience, her passion for her work shows in her dental creations!




With his contagious smile and New Jersey accent, "Delivery Chris" pops in your office (if you are local) for pick up and deliveries. Ask him about his new grand daughter!


Dental Technician

RDA- Registered Dental Assistant

Paula has years of experience in the dental field, both chairside as an assistant and in the laboratory. She processes our digital and analog impressions and runs our 3D printing department.

What People Are Saying

Hi Chris, the delivery of crowns was fantastic! Everything was spot on! The patient liked the vertical height. He liked that it restored his teeth to his original teeth height and likes the "youthful appearance" of his new smile. It took off 30 years from his face!! Everything on your end of creating the crowns was perfect! Thank you for all your help with this case!! It truly had an impact on his life and helped him have a more youthful, relaxed facial appearance!! I can't thank you enough!

Gary Pundt, DDS

Good morning, Chris! Just wanted to say thank you for another GREAT case. Implant crowns on #13 and 14 No interproximal contact adjustments are needed! Also wanted to let you know that the crowns we have been getting back from you guys have been awesome. We really appreciate it. Very little chair time has been needed for seating in the vast majority of cases. Thanks again!

Dr. Fedosky, DDS

I have used Chris at Lifelike Dental Studio for my fixed restorations over several years. His work is truly lifelike. The fit is nearly always spot on with no adjustment. On the rare occasion when adjustments are needed, it is minimal. The lab is knowledgable and excellent with the digital dental world. The staff is attentive and efficient with good communication. Turn around time is consistent. We know that we are getting great fitting, beautiful work in a timely fashion and that benefits our patients. Pricing is clear and fair. I would highly recommend Lifelike for your dental lab needs. 

Dr. Andy Crowson, DDS

Outstanding! Without a doubt, Lifelike Dental Studio and their team have been the best. From the absolutely great fit and esthetics of their implant restorations, anterior cases and posterior work to the fantastic customer service and care that goes into every case, Likelike Dental Studio is in a league of its own. Thank you, Chris & Carrie, for making us look good! 

Complete Dental Care - Dr. Jackson Bean, DDS, PA

I could not begin to imagine not having Lifelike as part of our restorative team. Customer service and product is top notch! So grateful for Lifelike Dental Studio!

Cox Bond Dental - Amber Pechal Ryan

I am so thankful my dentist will only use Lifelike Dental Studio. I have had three crowns made by them and they are amazing. One of them is a front tooth and I could not believe the perfect match to my other teeth. Thank you Lifelike for my beautiful smile. 

Jill Oler

I can't say enough about the professionalism of these people. They worked hard to make my dental work perfect!! Quality, professionalism and great cusotmer service. 

Charla Chaney

We have been working with Lifelike Dental for all of our dental needs for over five years. Their customer service is top-notch. They have a great turnaround time and meet all of our expectations. The company is family-owned and it shows in all they do for us. 

North Texas Dental Care

Lifelike Dental Studio is an extraordinary lab. Their team is full of artists with great attention to detail and incredible customer service. They make beautiful zirconia crowns with a fast turnaround time that rarely needs any adjustments. Chris is truly an expert in his field and is always a pleasure to work with!

Jeff Nelson, DDS

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2801 W Ave T
Temple, TX 76504
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