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Welcome to the 21st century where your movies are in 3D and your mobile phones, televisions and even kitchen appliances are digital. Adding to that extensive list, are digital smiles. If you are wondering what we meant by that last bit, allow us to explain.
Digital Smile Design is a revolutionary new introduction to the world of cosmetic dentistry. It is a combination of all other cosmetic dentistry procedures, including veneers, teeth whitening, inlays/onlays and dental implants if you will. However, it does comes with a significant difference: you are the artist. That is not to say that other procedures are forced on you in any way; but, the Digital Smile Design option enables greater personal orchestration at the end of the day. In other words, it is an exceedingly precise, meticulous treatment process that is designed to help you achieve your most brilliant smile yet, with your input.
The Digital Smile Design treatment system involves a step-by-step process which is essentially broken down into two phases: your initial consultation and the follow-up appointment. Everything that needs to be done for the final result is covered within these two visits. During your initial consultation, one of our dentists will sit with you and discuss your options at length. Here, you need to address your requirements, voice your concerns and look at different options before settling on a final one. Once an impression of your teeth have been taken afterwards, we set to work to fit you with a prototype of your smile at your follow-up appointment. Here, final tweaks are made before you head out with a whole new look.
During every stage, your dentist will work closely with you to ensure you are in the know and fully aware at all times. The first step is to snap a few of your pictures, so that we are able to in turn feed them into the system to work with. Once this has been done, we then tweak your teeth on-screen based on pre-discussed specifications to get an understanding of how it will look. If your dentist has any reservations about something, he/she will most certainly convey it to you.
Perhaps the most beneficial part of opting for Digital Smile Design is the fact that clients are able to have a digitally constructed visual of what they can expect when the job is done. The use of superior CAD/CAM systems have particularly been instrumental in helping us reach new heights. As a team, we are looking forward to helping people finally get the smile they have always wanted, building up their confidence and self-esteem along the way as well.
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What Exactly Is Digital Smile Design??
If you have always thought that had it been upto you, you would have been able to craft the ideal smile for yourself, you are in luck. The Digital Smile Design is a treatment that allows you to freely co-author your new smile hand-in-hand with your dentist. In other words, instead of the dentist taking the reins, you are in charge of the end result, with some guidance from your dentist. Though you would of course be given the right advice when and where required, for the most part the artistry is upto you. This includes not only ensuring your teeth are pearly white and perfectly aligned, but also complement your face in terms of structure and proportions.
Why Is It A Better Option For Me?
It really depends on what you, the patient, hope to achieve through cosmetic dentistry in the first place. If you have been looking for something far more personalised to help you sculpt your smile, then there are so many reasons as to why the Digital Smile Design (DSD) option is suitable. To begin with, you get to decide how you want it. Then, your dentist will step in to assess, evaluate and create design prototypes of your choice on professional software. This enables you to get an idea of how you can expect the smile to look when it is complete. Best of all? It can be fitted onto a picture or video of your face so it becomes even more tailored for your needs. Here, you can iron out any kinks so efficiency and quality of treatment is most certainly higher.
How Long Has Digital Smile Design Been Around For?
The Digital Smile Design treatment was first introduced around 8 years ago, by leaders in the dental field. This was primarily done to enhance the quality and consistency of cosmetic dental procedures. To-date, over 25,000 dental professionals have been trained in the practice globally. It has also been touted as one of the most highly customer-focused dental treatments on offer. Needless to say, this has piqued the interest of millions around the globe, and we are now offering it to our clientele here in Dubai.
How Long Can I Expect It To Take?
Well, seeing as how it is a highly subjective procedure, the duration for completing the full treatment also varies accordingly. However, your initial consultation should take a maximum of one hour. This includes plenty of discussion time with your dentist, as well as time to obtain impressions of your teeth, which they will need to work with. You will then return for your follow-up appointment, where you will be fitted with some mock-ups to give your newfound smile a test run. Further changes will be done based on this. Only once you are completely satisfied with the mock-ups, will we choose to finalise the treatment.
Depending on your own individual situation, it might take just one appointment where you would replace just one tooth, or several appointments which could include veneers, crowns, fillings and so forth.
How Is It Different To Existing Methods?
Current alternate cosmetic dentistry options in place are very much advanced, however Digital Smile Design is particularly ahead of the pack. Mainly because existing treatment make use of generic photo editing programmes, whilst this used automatic calibration instruments. Hence, our dentists are able to acquire clear-cut measurements, thereby delivering a highly customised product at the end. Furthermore, the more advanced tools used allows the patient to keep up on the process every step of the way. In other words, there are no unpleasant surprises since they will always be in the loop.