Digital Smile Design
DLeaen More About Digital Smile Design
Patients who have been looking into tooth restoration have probably encountered Digital Smile Design. Digital Smile Design is a relatively new concept that is being used by the most advanced teeth restoration facilities. To learn more about Digital Smile Design and its function, please read our information below.
What Is Digital Smile Design?
Digital Smile Design is a software that enables dentists and oral surgeons to predict the results of teeth restoration procedures. With Digital Smile Design, it is possible to predict how your smile is going to look like before the teeth restoration procedures start. So the software can be extremely valuable to both patients and dental professionals.
To start, the dentist or oral surgeon will take a video that captures your personality and appearance. Once the video has been taken, the dentist or oral surgeon will ask you how you want your new smile to look. With this information, the dentist or oral surgeon will design your ideal smile and show you the preview. Based on the preview, the patient can make an informed decision without regretting their decision afterwards.
With the Digital Smile Design software, the dental clinic can also provide you with a detailed cost estimate for the procedures. This is very advantageous for patients, because they will not encounter any extra costs along the way. Patients will know exactly what to expect, from their procedure, but also where cost is concerned.
Who Created Digital Smile Design?
Digital Smile Design was created by Dr Christian Coachman and Livio Yoshinaga, both experts in the world of dentistry. With their combined experience, they were able to create one of the most advanced software programs for dental clinics.
Dr Christian Coachman graduated from the University of Sao Paulo in 2002. Before obtaining his DDS degree, he also obtained a technician certificate in dental prosthesis, which only contributed to the invention of the digital smile design software. In addition to his contribution to the Digital Smile Design program, Dr Christian Coachman has published numerous scientific articles on aesthetic dentistry, smile design, pink restorations and implant rehabilitations.
Livio Yoshinaga was also a valuable contributor to the Digital Smile Design software. He started developing advanced systems for the life transmission for dental education courses in the nineties, which included intra and extra oral filming. Livio Yoshinaga is currently a high-tech dental consultant and has designed a tremendous amount of dental offices and teaching centres around the globe.
Where Can I Find Facilities That Use the Digital Smile Design Software?
Only advanced dental clinics will use the Digital Smile Design software. One of the clinics using this innovative software is our very own Malo Clinic. The Digital Smile Design software has proven very valuable for our clinic, given the fact that we are able to predict the results of teeth restoration procedures and relay these results to the patients.
Can Digital Smile Design Be Used for Dental Implants?
Digital Smile Design is used quite frequently for dental implants. Thanks to the Digital Smile Design software, we are able to show the result of dental implants to interested patients. Given the fact that dental implants can be quite an investment, it is absolutely essential to be able to provide this kind of service to patients. In addition to dental implants, Digital Smile Design can also be used for other procedures
When Can Patients Get the Most Benefit from Digital Smile Design?
The Digital Smile Design software can benefit patients who want to take advantage of various procedures, however, there are three types of dental problems where Digital Smile Design is especially recommended.
One of the dental problems where Digital Smile Design can prove useful is teeth discolouration. When teeth discolouration has reached the point where treatment is needed, Digital Smile Design will be able to show you the effects of certain treatments, for example porcelain veneers or teeth whitening procedures.
The misalignment of teeth is also a dental problem where Digital Smile Design can be used. The misalignment of teeth can have a tremendous negative influence on your smile and many patients are hesitant to get the work done because they fear the cost of the procedures.
With Digital Smile Design, the dentist will be able to give you an exact cost estimate of the procedure, so the patient can easily decide whether to go ahead with the treatment or not. The misalignment of teeth can be treated with braces or porcelain veneers, so the price of the treatment will depend on the type of treatment and the severity of the problem.
Still, people who have lost a considerable amount of teeth will benefit the most from the Digital Smile Design software. These patients need quite a bit of work done to their mouth, so having a preview of what their mouth is going to look like after the implementation of dental implants is extremely valuable.
How Can I Learn More About Digital Smile Design?
Patients who want to learn more about Digital Smile Design can listen to the Dr Larry Benge podcast on the subject. The Dr Larry Benge podcasts can be downloaded on our website, but can also be listened to on iTunes.
The Dr Larry Benge podcasts can cover a variety of dental health subjects. Some of the dental health podcasts available on our website cover subjects such as dental hygiene, tooth decay, dental tourism, dental implants and much more.
Patients who want to know their options for dental implants can find additional sources of information on the Malo Clinic website as well. In addition to our information pages, you can gain valuable information during one of our free information evenings.
The Malo Clinic information evenings are organised by Dr Larry Benge, a specialist in All-On-4 dental implants. By attending the information evenings, you can learn more about dental implant techniques, procedures that are implemented during dental implant procedures and the accompanying cost. No time to attend the free information evening? Then do not hesitate to order a free booklet on the All-On-4 dental implant treatment from the Malo Clinic website.