Patients opting for Digital Smile Design have the chance to preview their new smile
before committing to treatment. This may involve a 3D on-screen simulation, using the
patient’s face to show how their new smile will look in action. The design and preview
process throws up a number of common questions, and answers many of the questions and
queries patients have.
Can I Use Digital Smile Design to get a smile like this photograph?
You may have been considering what your smile design will look like for a long time,
and have a very clear idea of how your teeth should look after treatment. If this
sounds familiar, you are certainly not alone! It is not uncommon for patients to bring
along photographs of their favourite celebrity smiles or even that of a family member
to a smile design consultation.
This is where DSD comes in. The DSD software allows you and your dentist to plan the
end result of your smile in great detail, ensuring it suits your unique features while
giving you the smile appearance of your dreams. You may like something in particular
about the smile you bring with you and your dentist will talk this through with you,
demonstrating the best way to make changes to your smile to achieve the look you
DSD software will help your dentist to accurately plan your treatment so you can rest
assured the preview of your smile you see will be the smile staring back at you in the
mirror at the final appointment.
What If I Don’t Like The Smile You Design For Me?
This is just one of the reasons that Digital Smile Design is a truly revolutionary
tool in dentistry. The DSD mock-up is an accurate reflection of your new smile. We are
confident you will like it as we will have spent a lot of time talking through your
dental concerns and co-designing your smile with you during the process.
The great thing about having a mock-up of your smile is that you aren’t stuck with
your new smile! You can make those changes in a simple and quick process, using the
DSD software. We want you to be truly happy with your new smile and will work with you
to achieve that during the DSD process so you can rest assured, once treatment is
complete, you will have the smile of your dreams!
Will It Really Look Like The Preview?
We have all had that experience - of buying an item of clothing or furniture online,
only to have it delivered and it to look totally different from the picture! We can
guarantee this will not be the experience you have with Digital Smile Design. DSD is a
holistic planning tool.
We build a comprehensive 3D picture of your smile and how it fits into your unique
face, not only when still but also when you are moving. We then plan your new smile,
taking into account any dental concerns you have highlighted.
Once you are happy with the preview we then work with a DSD lab in Melbourne to
create any prosthetics, including veneers and implants, using the exact design from
the mock-up, from colour to fit to function. The state-of-the-art DSD software
planning tool enables your dentist to plan the placing of implants, the use of braces
and aligners and treatment to rectify gaps, cracks and chips to teeth.
The whitening shade you agree with your dentist is decided through DSD software. All
of this combined means you can be confident that the smile you agree to through DSD
planning, and are able to preview, will be the final result at the end of treatment.
Concerns The Preview Process of DSD Can Address Using DSD to preview you new smile at
Bond Street Dental in Melbourne address some common concerns of patients considering
These can include:
Will having straighter teeth make me look better?
You will see how your new straighter smile will look before beginning treatment to
help you make an informed decision.
Does DSD look ridiculous?
DSD enables your dentist to create a smile that will look natural and completely suit
your face shape. So you can rest assured the result won’t look ridiculous or fake.
Would I suit veneers?
Seeing how veneers will look before committing to treatment means you won’t end up
with a smile you lack confidence in.
Will veneers/implants/whitening make me look younger?
Replacing missing teeth and improving the aesthetic of your smile can have a positive
impact on your whole face. You can see this for yourself in the preview If you still
have questions about the preview process or DSD as a whole, you can find answers to
many commonly asked questions at Bond Street Dental here, DSD F.A.Q.