What is Digital Smile Design?
DSD or Digital Smile Design is one of the most modern treatments which has completely changed the world of modern dentistry. Picture this: a patient has uneven teeth and wishes to get a perfect smile. Enter Digital Smile Design, a revolutionary amalgamation of cutting-edge technology, aesthetics, and tested dental science which is specially tailored to give you a positive transformative experience.
Digital Smile Design technology gives patients the most personalized approach to dental treatments. It is almost like a collaboration between the dentist and the patient. At its foundation, DSD is more than a treatment.
It is a life-changing experience for the patient.
Digital Smile Designing tool ensures that the issues of the patient are clearly visualized and understood. This way, the dentist is able to create a personalized plan for the treatment. Through this, you are able to visualize the end results before the process is done.
You are shown a 3D design of your desired smile so that you can get it modified according to your preference.
Why is Digital Smile Design (DSD) Popular?
DSD is gaining popularity because this concept allows patients to design their own smiles with the help of their dentist.
The DSD concept is incredibly refreshing and unique. Patients get greater satisfaction because they get a role to play in their dental restoration.
The DSD process has several steps and is completed in various stages.
Let us take some time to learn about the process and see how it works.
Getting to Know the Digital Smile Design Process
We believe in complete transparency and that is why we start with sitting and talking about the issue. We always want to understand the needs of our patients.
We want to know what you need to be comfortable. It is always our goal to make sure that you feel cared for and understood at every step of the process.
This is also one of the foundations of the Digital Smile Design process.
Step 1: Facial analysis
The first step of the process involves studying your facial structure. High-quality digital photographs are taken of your facial structure and symmetry.
A strict protocol is followed to take high-definition photos of your teeth and oral cavity.
The first step is carried out with perfection because this really decides the outcome of the treatment. It is essential to map everything correctly so that the results are 100% accurate and satisfactory.
In the first step, three frontal views are required:
Entire face with a wide smile, teeth apart.
Full face at rest.
View of teeth where the full maxillary and mandibular arch is clearly visible.
Two profile views:
Side profile in a resting position
The side profile with a full smile
A 12 O’Clock view with a wide smile (incisors of upper teeth are made to rest on the lower lip and are fully visible)
Intra-oral maxillary occlusal view from second premolar to second premolar.
Step 2: Data analysis
We know that the first step included data collection. Data collection is meaningless unless the data is processed properly.
The data collected from photos and videos is assessed carefully. It is ensured that even the minutest details and imperfections are accounted for.
The data is corrected digitally by creating a 3D model where the model can be seen from all angles and visualized as even minor corrections are made.
The most perfect and aesthetic model is created according to your facial structure and symmetry. This becomes the foundation for the final model.
Step 3: We work together
This is the most important step in the whole process. In this step, a final model is created with your input.
You are given the chance to choose what your results are going to look like. We created the initial model and you are going to help us in perfecting it.
You will be asked to suggest any modifications that you want in the final model. It is only after your approval that the model will be sent to be turned into a physical 3D model. The final model will be approved by you.
Step 4: Creating a perfect smile
This is the final step where the virtual 3D model is turned into a physical model by using 3D printing technology.
You get to see this model and hold it so that you can see it up close and suggest any changes. You will have the satisfaction of having created this model yourself with our help.
Once you have seen the perfect smile that you can have, you will be suggested the possible treatments.
You will be suggested all possible cosmetic treatments which can be used for creating the perfect smile of your dreams.
Why choose Digital Smile Design?
- Even the minutest imperfections can be corrected
- The optimum shade of teeth can be chosen
- You get to choose the shape of the teeth
- All gaps between the teeth can be corrected
- Teeth can be realigned to make a perfect smile
Do you have plenty of excuses like these?
- I just can’t find the time to go to so many dental appointments
- My kids take all my time
- I have to take care of my family
- I am scared of sitting in the dentist’s chair
- I am afraid of the pain
- I don’t know how artificial teeth will make me look
- I have heard a lot of bad things about artificial teeth
If you say these things to yourself and others, you should know that this is exactly why we pay so much attention to the first step.
We like to listen to your fears and concerns and address them way before the treatment is started.
Why We Believe In The Power Of Digital Smile Design
We think that the results of any dental treatment are only as good as the satisfaction levels of the patient.
The fact that you get to see your results in 3D form even before any work is done makes this technology seem to have dropped from the future.
A few years ago, no one could have imagined that such a thing would come into being. We experience great joy when we see the face of a patient light up as they see a physical 3D model of their perfect smile.
Sometimes, it is difficult to imagine something without seeing it physically. This is what is so good about Digital Smile Design technology.
Benefits of Digital Smile Design (DSD)
- Your ideal smile is crafted according to your dream aesthetic desires and your current facial structure
- You get to take part in the creation of your ideal smile
- You get to see a physical model of your smile before the treatment starts
- There is huge scope for correction in the 3D model
- You get to correct even minute imperfections
- You get a natural look with the most natural-looking restoration
- You get to choose the course of treatment according to your desire
- Complete transparency in each step of treatment
We work with our patients to help them get the most natural-looking aesthetic smile. The materials used in the cosmetic treatments are carefully chosen.
Only the best modern materials are used which can mimic natural teeth. This is how a natural-looking smile is created with the help of DSD.
How we can help you
Do you want to see how a perfect smile would look on you? You don’t have to imagine it by looking in the mirror anymore. You can get the perfect smile that you always wanted with Digital Smile Design.
We provide the best dental care in Morgan Hill. You should contact us if you have questions about cosmetic dentistry, Digital Smile Design, or any other dental issues.