Digital Smile Design (DSD)

But fixing a smile needs to be an exclusive procedure which includes more than teeth alignment. It is an overall assessment of the facial structure and proportions that help in determining the right way of designing the smile for optimum result.

What is Digital Smile Design?

Digital Smile Design (DSD) is an amazing, innovative conceptual tool that we use to provide beautiful smiles. The DSD helps dentists to plan prior to the actual smile correction procedure; with the patient already knowing about the desired end result. Thus, this modern technique of smile correction procedure helps in improving functional and aesthetic dentistry with greater effectivity and better quality.

The procedure takes around 30-40 minutes. Our specialist dentists takes pictures and video of the entire face of the patient to analyze his smile. Then an impression of the teeth is also taken. During these steps the patient discusses about his expectations from the smile designing process with the specialists.

It is the advantageous co-designing method that makes DSD a convenient and hassle-free way to achieve a beautiful smile. Since, patients are informed and their views, concerns and expectations are taken into account in each step so that, they are not left for last minute surprises.

Benefits:

  • The diagnostic abilities are facilitated through an extra-and-intra oral aesthetic and structural evaluation.
  • Improved communication between the team members providing a better visual perception, education and motivation for patients.
  • Increased efficiency of case presentation and accordingly case acceptance.
  • Clinical efficiency and predictability through digital technology.

So, if you have that secret wish to achieve a desired style of smile or you always think that the design of your smile can be improved –  DSD is the way to go for.

Let’s co-design and make it happen. A perfect smile is just a consultation away.

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What is the process of getting porcelain veneers?

First Appointment

  1. Understand your requirements and expectations
  2. Evaluation of your teeth and health of your gums
  3. Photographs and radiographs

Second Appointment

  1. Showing you the digital smile makeover photograph of the final result
  2. Placing of temporary mock up veneers in your mouth
  3. Preparation of teeth for veneers and scanning of your teeth

Third Appointment

  1. Bonding of the veneers
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What are the factors to be considered before getting veneers?

Your teeth and gums must be healthy before you get veneers. Your dentist can treat any disease or decay before your veneers are placed.

If you clench or grind your teeth, your dentist will prescribe a night guard after your veneers treatment.

How do I take care of my veneers?

Maintain your teeth and gums clean by brushing and flossing each day. You can still get cavities under or around veneers. Taking care of veneers is just like taking care of your natural teeth. Use a soft bristled toothbrush after every meal and floss regularly to maintain your oral hygiene. Veneers can last several decades when well cared for. Avoid using toothpaste that contain abrasive ingredients as these may scratch the surface of the veneers.

It is always recommended to visit your dentist every 6 months.

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What is the difference between crowns and veneers?

Although it is true that crowns and veneers can create the same aesthetic results, however, these two are very different and have different applications as well.

The main difference is that veneers are very conservative as just a thin layer of your teeth infront is prepared to place the veneer on the front surface whereas for a crown the entire tooth has to be reduced so that the crown can cover the entire tooth.

Another major difference is that crowns are much thicker than veneers. Crowns are generally indicated in case the tooth structure is very weak

How long will the treatment take?

The treatment can usually be completed within two to three appointments. 

On the first visit, the dentist will understand your expectations, take multiple photographs and videos for evaluation.

On the second visit, we will show you the smile preview with before and after photographs of how we plan the treatment and once you like the smile preview and we also place mock up of temporary veneers on your mouth. Once you are happy with the result, we prep your tooth and final scan is done.

On the third visit, veneers are bonded to the teeth

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How stain-resistant are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers can be very resistant to stains when you take proper care of them. The stain-resistant quality of the porcelain is valuable.

In addition to being stain-resistant, veneers are sturdier than you might expect a thin porcelain shell to be. If you follow your dentist’s instructions, such as maintaining a standard oral hygiene regimen, you can expect your veneers to last for up to a decade.

How many veneers should I get?

The number of veneers depends on your requirements and your expectations. If it is just a single tooth which is discolored you will require a single veneer. However, if you are looking for a smile rejuvenation or complete smile makeover then you would require veneers on all the teeth which show when you smile. It is the best to consult our cosmetic dentist who will take photographs and videos to analyze your smile and recommend the best possible treatment plan.

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Is it a painful procedure?

Applying porcelain veneers usually requires only a limited amount of tooth preparation before placement. The front portion of the tooth only needs to accommodate a thin shell of porcelain, so just a very small amount of the tooth enamel is typically removed. To prevent sensitivity and ensure this process is as painless as possible, a local anesthetic is applied before preparation. Once the tooth is ready to receive the veneer, it is bonded seamlessly onto the tooth with a durable adhesive.

After the porcelain veneers procedure is complete, it is extremely rare for patients to complain of any significant pain or discomfort. Sometimes patients may experience temperature sensitivity after the procedure, but this typically subsides within a few days after treatment. For patients who desire additional relaxation, we also offer sedation or sleep dentistry options.

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From dental implants to porcelain veneers and many other advanced treatments, Dr Joy Dental Clinic offers a wide variety of options to help you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. These before-and-after photos show the results that many of our patients now enjoy after treatment. If you would like to learn more about how Dr Joy can help you meet your needs, please contact us today.

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