Digital Smile Design (DSD) is a revolutionary tool in the field of cosmetic dentistry. DSD is a technique that employs cutting-edge digital imaging technology to show the patient how other people see their smile. In this way how it might appear with various cosmetic dental treatments.
WHAT IS DIGITAL SMILE DESIGN?
DSD is a specialised tool used to digitally design and edit a patient’s smile. It helps the patient see it before the treatment begins. By developing and showing a digital mock-up of their new smile design. A digital picture of the patient’s face will be taken by the dentist and displayed on a computer screen. The patient uses this image to discuss and explain to the dentist what aspects of their smile they’d like to change. The entire concept is based on an examination of the patient’s facial and dental proportions. Consequently this process is conducted using a series of high-resolution digital images and films to understand the relationship between teeth, gums, jaw and facial features in motion.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DIGITAL SMILE DESIGN?
- Allows patients to visualise how their smile will look before undergoing aesthetic dental treatment.
- Increase self-esteem with a brand-new smile that is co-created with the patient.
- The patient is fully involved in the design and execution of the treatment.
- High patient satisfaction. There are no surprises as the patient sees and approves the outcome of the treatment.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR DIGITAL SMILE DESIGN?
DSD is based on a thorough examination of the patient’s teeth and facial dimensions. One of the most appealing elements of DSD is that almost all patients are good candidates for treatment. The patient is in charge, collaborating with the dentist for the best outcome.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM DIGITAL SMILE DESIGN?
DSD is all about going above and beyond to obtain the best possible results. Each treatment plan is unique. The treatment will vary depending on the complexity of particular cases and the patient’s expectations. The dentist will collaborate with the patient to achieve the smile of their dreams.