The Digital Smile Design process

Digital Smile Design - before the treatment 1

Enhanced digital photography

Your DSD plan will begin with one of our caring experts taking a photograph of your smile, just as it is now. At this stage, we also take the impression of your teeth for study models. We discuss with you your concerns and expectations.

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Smile design analysis

Based on the photos, X-Rays and 3D imagery we precisely analyse the proportions of the face and design your smile, taking into account your facial features. Once we have the wireframe of the future smile we can select ideal shape, texture and colour.

Digital Smile Design - new smile preview, before and after 3

Your new smile preview

The digital design can be turned into a mock-up, which is precisely created by a dental technician. This is a direct replica of the smile design that temporarily goes over the existing teeth in order to test drive the new smile. This is the moment when you can see what your smile will look like, before treatment even starts! New photos are taken, so that you can compare before and after results.

Digital Smile Design - smile before the treatment

A smile before the treatment

Digital Smile Design - the first trial smile

The first “trial smile” – some alterations necessary

Digital Smile Design - the second trial smile

The second “trial smile” – this time accepted

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Become the co-author of your smile

At this point you can decide on any final alterations, such as colour, tooth shape, position, etc. before we get started with treatment. For example, if you prefer a ´natural´ smile to a 'perfect' one, we can again personalise the final result at your request. DSD gives you a 100% influence over your smile. The example below presents the case in which the Patient wished to retain her perfect imperfections. At Dental Sense, we believe that not every patient wishes to have a 'perfect' smile, but all of them want to feel free to be themselves.

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The treatment plan

Only now, when you have accepted your new smile, we prepare the detailed treatment plan. We will choose the ideal materials and restoration type, such as crowns or veneers. This will guide the rest of the treatment.

 

It is worth noting that smile makeover is not connected with teeth only. If necessary, we can also perform periodontal plastic microsurgery (gum contouring) or orthodontic treatment

Advantages of Digital Smile Design

  • A smile that is in harmony with your facial structures and proportions
  • Truly customized results – no two smile designs are exactly alike
  • You know what your smile is going to look like before the start of the treatment
  • Participation in designing your own smile
  • 100% predictability – increased confidence throughout the treatment process
  • Perfectly planned treatment