What Is Digital Smile Design?

Shannon Dolan Explains The Digital Smile Design Process

What Is Digital Smile Design?

What Is Digital Smile Design?

Shannon Dolan Explains The Digital Smile Design Process

Digital smile design is the process by which we can design and build you a new smile! This treatment allows us to place a temporary version of the smile in your mouth for review before treatment. 

This will allow you to:

  • See precisely what their final result will look like before beginning treatment
  • Make any changes you want to the size, shape, or shade of your new smile
  • Take selfies to get feedback from friends and family!

Digital smile design will give you the confidence to proceed with your treatment, ensuring there are no surprises with the final result. 

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How Does Digital Smile Design Work?

How Does Digital Smile Design Work?

How Does Digital Smile Design Work?

Our dentists will discuss your options to uncover the best cosmetic treatment(s) to achieve the result you want. We will then take a mould of your teeth and take pictures of your smile.

Based on this, our lab technicians will design your new smile and create a model. The model of the new smile is used to make a mould.

At your next appointment, we can use this mould to place a temporary version of your smile into your mouth. You can make suggestions if you want any changes, many of which we can make during the same appointment. You can also take photos to get feedback.

When you are delighted with your new smile design, we can schedule your next appointment to carry out the treatment.

Cost Of Digital Smile Design & Next Steps

Cost Of Digital Smile Design & Next Steps

Cost Of Digital Smile Design & Next Steps

The price of digital smile design is €150. It is also €150 for a wax up try in for each arch. If you have a consult for any cosmetic treatment, you will be offered the option for a digital smile design appointment.

This appointment allows you to fine-tune the aesthetics of your smile and see exactly what your smile will look like before moving forward.

Once you are happy that you have the smile you want, we can book you in for the procedure.

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Benefits Of Digital Smile Design

Experience How Your Smile Will Look BEFORE Committing To Treatment

Complete Photo Analysis Of You (Your Face, Your Expressions etc.)

Have Your New Smile Designed In Conjunction With The Best Cosmetic Dentists In Ireland

Understand The Costs And Steps Involved Before Proceeding With Treatment

Remove Uncertainties Around Dental Treatment

Build Your Dream Smile :)

Understanding Which Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Is Best For You And Your Budget!

Check Out Our Smile Gallery To See Our Smile Transformations!

What Happens During The Digital Smile Design Process?

  • It Starts With Your Consultation
  • Taking Digital Impressions
  • Take Photos
  • Our Lab Technicians Work Their Magic!
  • Fit Your New Smile In Place
  • Tweaking the Design
  • What's Next?
It Starts With Your Consultation
It Starts With Your Consultation

It Starts With Your Consultation

At your consultation appointment, you will speak with your dentist about what you want to achieve.

Based on your smile goals, they can recommend the best options for you, and you can agree on a treatment plan.

Taking Digital Impressions
Taking Digital Impressions

Taking Digital Impressions

After agreeing on a course of action, we will take digital impressions of your teeth.

We use intraoral scanners to take digital impressions of the patient's mouth and teeth, eliminating sticky moulds and allowing quicker delivery of the records to the lab. 

Take Photos
Take Photos

Take Photos

Smile design is not only about teeth. We want your new smile to suit your face and your personality as well.

Therefore, we will take close-up photographs of your teeth as well as full-face pictures to ensure that your new smile fits your overall look.

Our Lab Technicians Work Their Magic!
Our Lab Technicians Work Their Magic!

Our Lab Technicians Work Their Magic!

We send your digital impressions and photos to our on-site laboratory

We use your digital impressions and photos to 3D print a temporary restoration of your smile - just as you told us how you would like it to look!

This is done using computer-aided design (CAD).

This can typically all be done on the same day.

Fit Your New Smile In Place
Fit Your New Smile In Place

Fit Your New Smile In Place

Time to try on your new smile!

You can now 'try on' your new 3D temporary restoration of your new smile.

This is where you can give us feedback, or send to your friends and family for feedback.

We want to be delighted with your perfect smile before moving forward with any treatment.

View Alannah Boylan's digital smile design journey video in this section.

Tweaking the Design
Tweaking the Design

Tweaking the Design

Now that you can see your new smile in situ, your dentists may have suggestions about changes that could improve the aesthetics.

You may also want to see changes to the design, which we can implement during the appointment.

Your smile design appointment is a great time to take selfies so you can review your smile at home and get suggestions from friends or family. 

What's Next?
What's Next?

What's Next?

You can now proceed with treatment having confidence that you will love the final result.

Once all is agreed, we will mill permanent restoration from porcelain from the same design file using a CAD (computer-aided design) milling machine.

Check out our cosmetic testimonials and our smile transformations to get a feel for what might be possible for you!

What Our Patients Say

I can't stop smiling!

The pricing was great. I can't stop smiling! Everyone in my job notices the difference.

Sharon Logan (6 Month Braces)
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What Our Patients Say

The staff are what make the place.

It's a really nice, friendly atmosphere. I'd highly recommend 3Dental to my friends. Come sooner. Don't put if off for so long.

Tom Palmer
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What Our Patients Say

I've recommended 3Dental to a lot of my friends and family members.

I found the staff to be extremely friendly, very outgoing, very professional, and it's a very warm environment to be in. Not like your usual dentist experience!

Donna Marie (6 Month Braces)
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What Our Patients Say

Transformed smile.

I had 6 month braces. They transformed my smile because I wasn't happy with my smile. I was super happy with the results!

Calvin Hayes (6 Month Braces)
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What Our Patients Say

I knew it would be worth waiting for!

With my new composite bonding, my teeth feel like glass, they are so shiny, they feel completely different. The work is second to none - I'm just over the moon with them!

Kristina Lauren (Composite Bonding)
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What Our Patients Say

Why did I put this off for so long?!

It's definitely changed the way I feel. I feel delighted now with them! I'd never show my teeth (previously). And now I can smile!

Denise (6 Month Braces & Composite Bonding)
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What Our Patients Say

I knew it would be worth waiting for!

With my new composite bonding, my teeth feel like glass, they are so shiny, they feel completely different. The work is second to none - I'm just over the moon with them!

Kristina Lauren (Composite Bonding)
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Commonly Asked Questions

How much does Digital Smile Design cost?

Digital Smile Design costs €150.

What is a Digital Smile Design?

Digital Smile Design (DSD) is designing the size, shape, and alignment of the teeth using 3D CAD software.

We can put a temporary version of the smile into your mouth for you to try out.

Which treatments can be shown by a Digital Smile Design?

SA Digital Smile Design (DSD) can give an impression of any cosmetic dental treatment. DSD is particularly effective at showcasing dental bonding, veneers, crowns and smile in a day.

What is smile designing in dentistry?

Similar to building a house, the smile designing begins with the end in mind.

Smile designing uses your photos and digital technology to show you the results you could get with our cosmetic dental procedures if you were to proceed.

Based on your desired outcome and budget, you will have the opportunity to see how your smile would look if you were to proceed with treatment. Try before you buy!

What is DSD dental?

Digital Smile Design uses technology to show you how your teeth would look after choosing a cosmetic procedure.

You will have pictures and impressions of your teeth taken. Our technicians work on the photos so you can see the result of your treatment before you start it.

After seeing what your smile will look like, you can proceed with confidence.

Do I need to see a dentist before I get my Digital Smile Design created?

It is vital to have an examination by a dentist and discuss your goals and what you hope to achieve.

Can any photograph be used to create a Digital Smile Design?

We have trained our staff to take high-quality photos that are most effective in the DSD process.

We will take pictures as part of your consultation with the dentist.

Will the Digital Smile Design show me exactly how my smile will look after my dental procedures?

The DSD will give you a good idea of what to expect from the finished result. Ultimately, we use digital smile design as a tool to gauge how you would like your smile to turn out.

Often the finished smile will look even better than the DSD!

Is the Digital Smile Design treatment available near me?

Yes! We provide the Digital Smile Design in each of our three clinics - Dublin, Limerick and Galway.

Book your free consultation today! We look forward to welcoming you in-person soon :)

Are there any disadvantages of the Digital Smile Design treatment?

The phrase digital smile design can be confusing to some.

Some people think that digital smile design means the proposed outcome will be presented using a computer program and shown to the patient as an image. 

With digital smile design, we design the dental restorations on the computer and then create a temporary version that you can try in your mouth. 

You can actually see the final result in your mouth before starting the procedure!

This gives you an exact idea of what you can expect from the result.

If you want to make changes to the design of your teeth, we do this from the same file, so there is a process to dialling in the perfect smile for you :)

Is there any benefit to going abroad for the Digital Smile Design treatment?

No, there is not.

We recommend getting dental treatments locally in Ireland for the following reasons:

  • Proximity to your dentist allows for more convenient and timely communication, consultations, and follow-up appointments 
  • Dentists in Ireland are subject to stringent regulations and quality standards
  • Easier access to aftercare and maintenance
  • Our laboratory is on-site, allowing for better communication and faster turnaround times

We have written extensively on this subject, so, be sure to check out the following articles:

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