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Digital Smile Design

What is Digital Smile Design?

Digital Smile Design (DSD) is a popular treatment that offers predictable results. At Toorak Dental Studio, we love being able to provide our patients with the assurance to achieve the smile they‘ve always desired with minimal risk or surprises. 

We’re proud to bring more innovation to our clients in Melbourne and to join you on your journey to a bright, beautiful smile. We’re bringing the technology of Digital Smile Design to our cosmetic dentistry services, so patients can play a key part in the design of their smile with accuracy and precision - so now you can gain the confidence that you’ll achieve the smile of your dreams with Toorak Dental Studio. 

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Digital Smile Design Toorak dental Studio

Who is Digital Smile Design for?

Some of the most noticeable features on your face are your mouth, gums and teeth. Being on display constantly when talking, eating, smiling and laughing can make any person feel self-conscious if they are unsatisfied with the way these features look. However, what if you want to make changes to your appearance but are hesitant because you aren’t sure how it will turn out?

The good news is, there’s a simple way to alter your appearance without any major commitment: Digital Smile Design. It is ideal for people who seek alternative ways to get a confident smile for a number of reasons:

  • They do not wish to end up with a fake-looking smile
  • They do not want uncomfortable or painful treatment
  • They are too anxious to go to the dentist
  • They find dental treatment is too time-consuming

DSD solves all these concerns with intuitive technology that predicts your new look with accuracy. Book a consultation with our team today to see if it’s right for you. 

How does Digital Smile Design work?

Digital Smile Design uses revolutionary and modern software to provide a digitally enhanced preview of your teeth. It is the easiest and safest way to view your new smile before you commit to any permanent changes to your look.

No two smile design plans are identical! DSD is a simple four-step approach to a smile makeover, and is personalised to your look.

1. We take digital scans of your mouth, teeth and gums.

Your cosmetic dentist uses an intra-oral scanner to take 3D photos and videos of your mouth from all angles. They will take frontal and profile views with a full smile, face at rest, and retracted view of the mandibular and maxillary arches with teeth apart. This is so they can get an accurate representation of your current teeth.

2. We scan the images and present them on a screen

We view the digital library and explore treatments, so you can get an insight into what you can expect.

3. We discuss your smile goals.

DSD puts you in the driver’s seat. Talk to us about what you want to achieve and tell us what you don’t like about your teeth. You may wish for natural-looking, brighter teeth or teeth that are less crowded. Or, you might want straighter, more aligned teeth or teeth that are balanced in size and shape.

4. We show you mock-up images of your new smile.

Taking into account your goals, face shape, features and oral needs, our dentists will show you a preview of your end result. You’ll be able to view them in 3D and in print, so you can take them home and decide in your own time whether you’d like a smile makeover.

Once you are completely satisfied with the way your teeth and mouth look and no more revisions are made to your images, our dentists will then discuss the best way to move forward on your smile journey.

Digital Smile Design before and after

Feeling apprehensive about DSD is common. View Toorak Dental Studio’s “before and after” photos to see Digital Smile Design in action - and how we have transformed the smiles of many of our Melbourne patients.

What are my smile design options?

At Toorak Dental Studio, our custom-designed DSD plan can include but is not limited to: Invisalign, teeth whitening, dental crowns, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and gum contouring. We will take the time to assess your situation, discuss your smile goals, and recommend treatment options that are suitable for you.

Whether you want porcelain veneers, Invisalign or another cosmetic service for beautiful teeth, you’ll be able to preview your results before we start your treatment plan with DSD.


The Digital Smile Design process

Preliminary Consultation

When you visit Toorak Dental Studio for your first consultation with our trained dentists, we will explain the entire DSD procedure in detail. This is where you discuss your concerns and what you want to achieve from this treatment. This first step is very important as our dentist will be able to understand your requirements, as well as make you aware of all the aspects of the DSD process.

Collecting Information

The next step in the Digital Smile Design process is to gather aesthetic and structural information about your teeth. We take high-quality digital photographs as well as short videos of you as you smile and speak. This is recorded from various angles and then put into the Smile Design software.

Smile Design Simulation

Once we have gathered all your information from the previous step, this is added into the software for analysis. This is where the magic happens: the software depicts feasible outcomes as per your requirements. All these possible solutions are represented in 3D form.

Your Review

Now for the fun part! These 3D representations will be displayed for you to review. It is at this stage where you can approve or ask for additional revisions in the design. We will only continue with the process if you have completely approved the design. The cost of your procedure as well as the length of treatment will be discussed at this stage.

Cosmetic Procedure

The final step is the cosmetic procedure. This may involve dental restoration or alignment. After the treatment, you will be guided about post-operative care. Enjoy your new smile!

Benefits of Digital Smile Design

Your smile is made to measure

Digital Smile Design helps you achieve the level of personalisation you require based on the condition of your teeth. As no two smile journeys are the same, DSD offers a complete custom experience.

Empowered contribution from the patient

DSD is a collaborative effort, as the patient and dentist work together to clearly communicate the expectations and requirements to achieve the desired dental treatment outcome. The procedure will be carried out only when a mutual solution is agreed upon by both the dentist and the patient.

Improved smile

Of course, an improved smile is guaranteed thanks to better precision and customised processes. The end goal is of course healthy teeth that are designed to enhance your overall appearance.

Transparent and predictable results

Any fear associated with dental treatments is significantly reduced as the Digital Smile Design allows the patient to understand the process, view it in real time, and decide the result before any work is carried out. The patient will not receive any unpleasant surprises after the treatment. It’s all about managing expectations.

Corrects dental anomalies

Any dental anomalies will be identified during your DSD process. If any changes affect your chewing capacity, it can be corrected so you can enjoy all your favourite foods without worrying about your new teeth structure not supporting you.

Frequently Asked Questions: Digital Smile Design

Upfront Treatment Plans

We build tailored treatment plans for optimal outcomes.

Interest-free Payment Solutions

Interest-free, flexible payment plans such as DentiCare are available.

Same-day appointments

Appointments are available for urgent dental work.

Request a complimentary Digital Smile Design consultation

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If you have a dental emergency, please call 9804 7710. Urgent care is provided usually the same day.

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