A comprehensive cosmetic dentistry process, smile makeovers help improve the overall appearance of your smile. Your dentist analyses your facial appearance, teeth, gums, lips, and even your skin tone and hair colour, to design the perfect smile for you.
The procedure is definitely not a one-size-fits-all, and every case deals with a unique appearance, and unique factors and desires- all of which requires a trained cosmetic dentist to customize the smile makeover. Since there are multiple procedures involved, and the results are subjective, patients are involved in the aesthetic choices, often getting to see a preview of what the finished procedure would look like, even before any dental work actually commences.
Digital Smile Design, or DSD, is a conceptual tool with multiple uses that has become indispensable for smile makeover treatments. The tool helps improve communication between dentist and patient, enhance diagnostic vision, and increase predictability during the treatment process.
Using this tool, the dentist can carefully analyse the facial and dental characteristics of the patient, while bringing to light any critical factors that might have been overlooked during diagnostic cast-based or photographic evaluations. The DSD draws reference lines and shapes over oral digital photographs in a specific sequence to enhance diagnostic visualization so the restorative team can better evaluate the risks and limitations of the case, whether it is asymmetries and disharmonies, or violations of esthetic principles.