How can Digital Smile Design help achieve the smile you want
Digital smile design is a modern approach to cosmetic dentistry that uses digital technology to design a patient’s ideal smile.
This process is used to create a preview of the final result before starting the actual treatment. It is a customised approach to dental care that helps patients to get the exact look they want, whether that is a subtle improvement or a complete transformation. Here at Silk Dental we use the latest intra oral scanning technology as well as our professional photography set up to help make this process as accurate and as smooth as possible.
The process of digital smile design typically involves several steps:
- Initial consultation: The first step is a consultation with a dentist who specialises in digital smile design. During this consultation, the dentist will listen to your concerns and goals, and examine your teeth, gums, and jaws to evaluate your oral health. They will also take photos and scans of your teeth and mouth, which will be used to create a digital model of your smile.
- Digital design: With the help of specialised software, the dentist will create a digital model of your smile. They will use this model to make adjustments to the size, shape, and colour of your teeth, gums, and lips to create a personalised plan to suit your preferences.
- 3D Simulation: Once the digital design is complete, the dentist will use it to create a 3D simulation of your new smile. This allows you to see what your smile will look like before any actual treatment is done. This step is especially helpful because it lets you visualise the end result and make any necessary changes before starting the actual treatment.
- Treatment plan: Based on the 3D simulation, the dentist will create a comprehensive treatment plan that outlines the steps necessary to achieve your ideal smile. This plan will be tailored to your unique needs and may include procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, or orthodontic treatment.
- Implementation: Once you and your dentist have agreed on the treatment plan, the actual treatment can begin. Depending on the specific procedures included in your treatment plan, it may take several appointments to complete the process.
The advantages of digital smile design are numerous. Patients can see what their smile will look like before they begin treatment, which helps to ensure that they are happy with the final result. It also allows the dentist to customise the treatment plan to suit each patient’s unique needs and preferences, which can lead to better outcomes. In addition, digital smile design can help to reduce the amount of time needed for treatment, as the dentist can plan the procedures more efficiently.
Come and see out Treatment Co-ordinator by booking a complementary appointment at silkdental.co.uk. You can also check examples of our work.Back to blog