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Digital Smile Design in Washington, D.C.

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What is Digital Smile Design?

Digital Smile Design (DSD) is a state-of-the-art, exclusive dental imaging technology that helps patients truly envision their smile makeover before beginning their treatments. Before DSD's inception, a patient and their dental provider could tentatively plan future dental treatments, working to achieve the best potential outcome possible. But with DSD, patients can take their smile for a test drive with this digital treatment planning software that takes facial structure into account and helps the patient and provider plan a customized smile makeover that is tailored to the physical and aesthetic goals of the patient. As the first practice in Washington, D.C. to offer this service, Washington Center for Dentistry is committed to providing patients with the smile of their dreams.

What Makes Digital Smile design so unique?

Unlike other digital imaging machines and software, Digital Smile Design has a multistep approach that allows providers to truly grasp the treatments needed to transform a patient's smile. In addition, it allows the provider to give the patient a 3D virtual simulation of their smile before and results after their treatment(s). Finally, DSD provides a clear directive between the patient, the provider, the dental lab, and the team that will be involved in the patient's treatment. This helps ensure a clear line of communication and that all parties are working together to achieve one goal.  

How is a digital smile design created?

Using advanced digital imaging technology, detailed images and videos of the inside and outside of a patient's mouth and face will be taken. These images will then be uploaded into the Digital Smile Design software where both the patient and dental team can assess potential outcomes and create a personalized treatment plan. There are five important standards involved in a Digital Smile Design protocol:

1. Digitization – This phase represents taking your images and videos and digitally transforming them into a 3D model for a comprehensive overview of the "starting point" of your smile makeover. 

2. 3D Facial Design – During this phase, we will work together to determine what the final outcome of your smile makeover will be.

3. Digital Treatment Planning – During phase three, we will create a step-by-step treatment plan using digital models we create together. 

4. Smile Test Drive – The smile test drive is an emotional phase of treatment where, using the innovative DSD technology, a patient can see images of themselves with their new smile. 

5. Guided Treatment – This is where the magic happens as a member of our highly experienced dental team uses your personalized digital treatment plan to begin recreating and making over your smile.

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Imagine a world where you can physically see your smile transformed before undergoing a single procedure. With Digital Smile Design at Washington Center for Dentistry, we customize your smile makeover and cosmetic dentistry procedures to ensure you achieve your goal smile. Schedule a consultation today to discuss the benefits of DSD and click here to learn more.