Digital Smile Design

Digital Smile Design in Ottawa, ON

Digital Smile Design (DSD) is revolutionizing the world of dentistry. Oral health can suffer due to trauma and diseases that are out of anybody’s hands, leaving people in need of restorative dental procedures. These procedures aren’t an exact science, but Digital Smile Design has brought us very close to perfection.

At Albert Street Dentistry, we care about the people of Ottawa receiving the best restoration possible. Achieving this will help our clients lead normal happy lives with beautiful smiles.

How Does Digital Smile Design Help?

DSD is a technique that studies the proportions of the teeth, lips, and gums in addition to the relationships between them. This is revolutionary because it can help us create a virtual image of what the restorative process will end up like.

Patients then get to see this image and express their approval or disapproval. To create this virtual image of the patient’s smile after treatment, it’s not enough to be a good dentist. An ability to envision what someone will look like for the rest of their lives is required. A DSD provider needs to be a real artist. That’s why not all who apply to become DSD providers are accepted. It’s not as easy as combining a bunch of photographs and letting them do the rest.

People in need for restorative oral procedures can express their opinions thanks to DSD. They might want to make some modifications like bringing some teeth closer together or further apart. These adjustments can then be applied to create a new image or model.

How does it Work?

Your provider can’t create these virtual images from scratch. An intraoral scanner is used to take high quality and 3D pictures and videos of every little detail of your mouth. The media is then uploaded to a program that puts them together to create a 3D model of your oral cavity.

Next, the provider will use certain tools in the program to make changes to your teeth representing the restorative procedures. He or she can then present the model for you to give your opinion. You get to make all the decisions, with advice from the dental team. Treatment and procedures start when you reach a virtual model you’re satisfied with.

Digital Smile Design can seem complicated or time-consuming, but it’s one of the best things to happen to dentistry over the last few years. Contact us at Albert Street Dentistry, and we’ll fill you in on everything you need to know.

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