What Is Digital Smile Design?

What Is Digital Smile Design?

What Is Digital Smile Design?

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. 

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 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.

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
  • Moulds
  • 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.

Moulds
Moulds

Moulds

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

We use these moulds to create models of your teeth that we will scan into our 3D CAD design software, where our laboratory technicians will design your new smile.

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 moulds and photos to our on-site laboratory. We use your mould to create a plaster model that we scan into our design software.

Using this digital model and your photograph, our experienced technicians will design a smile you will love.

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

Fit Your New Smile In Place

We 3D print a model of your new smile.

Your cosmetic dentist can recreate this over your teeth, allowing you to see a temporary version of your new smile in your mouth.

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?

Now that you have seen your new smile in your mouth and made any alterations you want, you can proceed with treatment having confidence that you will love the final result.

At this time, we can book you in for treatment and permanently give you a smile you will love to show off.

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.

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The staff are what make the place.

The staff are what makes the place. It's a really nice, friendly atmosphere. And it's really clean. I'd highly recommend 3Dental to my friends. Come sooner. Don't put if off for so long. It's not worth the wait.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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
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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
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Commonly Asked Questions

How much does Digital Smile Design cost?

Digital Smile Design normally 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!

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