Digital smile design
Cosmetic dental procedures are becoming more popular in the UK because of the advances in modern dental technology and techniques. More effective treatments are delivering better results, so it is no wonder that more people than ever before are happy to consider undergoing cosmetic dentistry to correct any dental issues and deliver their perfect smile!
At Glow Dental, we offer our patients a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures including Teeth whitening, dental implants, porcelain veneers and more.
One of our more innovative cosmetic services is digital smile design.
What is digital smile design?
We use a combination of the latest techniques in digital CAD-CAM (computer aided design-computer aided manufacture) dentistry and 3D printing technology to create your perfect smile!
With this new technique, we give you the chance to test-drive your brand new smile BEFORE you actually undergo any treatment.
This isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach either. Digital Smile Design (DSD) is revolutionising the dental world. It enables us to deliver a more predictable result that is perfectly suited to your individual needs.
When designing your smile, we take a lot of your natural features into consideration, such as your lips, teeth, jaw movements and your facial shape. You are unique and this means that your digital smile will be right for you – no two patient’s results will be the same.
How does this tool help your dentist?
DSD is an amazing planning tool that allows your dentist to better visualise your treatment needs and helps them to achieve more predictable results. A thorough examination is done of your face and dental structure. This helps your dentist to get good balance and functionality between your gums, teeth, lips and whole mouth to create a digital smile that fits.
The beauty of this innovative treatment is that you get to see what your smile will look like. We understand that our patients will often have a strong emotional reaction to seeing what their smile could look like.
We will work closely with you to allow you to express your emotional reaction to your finished results and make sure that you are completely happy with your digital smile before you undertake any cosmetic treatment.
What does the digital smile procedure involve?
Once you are happy to go ahead, you can make an appointment with us at Glow Dental. We will talk you through the procedure and discuss the benefits you can gain from it. We will then take a series of three-dimensional images of your mouth. This is a digital scan that is done with an intraoral scanner, and the data collected will then be imported into the DSD software.
Your digital smile design
The DSD software will match your scanned data with visual dental images from a library that best match your requirements. This can give you a great visual insight into what you can expect at the end of treatment.
Your digital smile results will give your dentist what they need to create your cosmetic dental products in a dental lab for you. This will be personally tailored to fit your facial aesthetics for a more realistic, natural result.
You can find out more about our Digital Smile Design service or feel free to contact our friendly team on 020 7223 7096 to discuss your needs in person.