Digital smile design is a visual photographic and diagnostic technique. It gives both the patient and practitioner a predictable and realistic idea of the outcome. Through the process, patients will get a firsthand experience of what may be achieved in creating the smile they are looking for.
Dr Berera will initially spend time discussing your goals and what treatments would work to improve your smile. After this she will take a variety of records, which will be used to further analyse your bite and tooth shape and positions.
Using a computer software system, we can work towards creating a new smile which will be in harmony with your current teeth. This process will take into account all of your individual details including symmetry with your lips, gums and facial aesthetics to make a smile that will suit you.
No two people have the same shape teeth or lips. Using the natural lines and curves that are specific to the shape of your lips and smile, we will create the teeth that will give you the best results. An individualised ‘mock up’ will be made from your initial records, so you can see first-hand what your new-shaped teeth will look like.
We will then also use this mock-up to place your new teeth temporarily onto your current teeth, without any preparation. You will be able to have a direct visualisation of how amazing your new smile can look before commencing any procedure. This is an important step for you as a patient, as you will be able to discuss the shape of the teeth and make any changes you wish. This collaboration between your dentist and our dental ceramist will ensure the best possible results – and results that are predictable.