Everything You Need To Know About Digital Smile Design

 As its name suggests, digital smile design refers to the digital process of screening (usually through digital photographs) a patient’s face and mouth in order to come up with the right diagnosis. Digital smile design (DSD) may involve periodontics, fixing of implants, orthodontics, and restorative dentistry.

If you are around Winter Garden, FL, The Smile Home has dental professionals (led by DR. Ricardo Carrillo) who can help design custom crowns and veneers that will suit your needs. With our state-of-the-art equipment, our dentists use innovative techniques that ensure our patients go home happy. Here is what our doctors have to say about digital smile design.


How Does Digital Smile Design Work?

Before undertaking this process, our dentist will inform you the benefits of digital smile design and all that it entails. If you choose to move forward with it, our dentist will take three-dimensional photos and videos of your face and mouth from every angle.

This process requires a sophisticated intraoral scanner (available at our place) to take the videos and photographs and import the collected data into a digital smile design software. You can then go home as our doctor reviews the images and videos in order to come up with the right diagnosis for you.

Some of the procedures involved in digital smile design include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Fixing of veneers
  • Gum contouring
  • Fixing dental implants
  • Fixing crowns

Why Do You Need a Digital Smile Design?

The reason for undertaking the digital smile design procedure varies from one patient to another. Some of the most common reasons amongst our patients include:

  • Replacement of worn teeth
  • Fixing the gaps in teeth
  • Teeth crowding
  • Discolored teeth
  • Gummy smiles

What are the Benefits of Digital Smile Design?

Digital smile design is amongst the few procedures where patients get to see the results beforehand. This allows the patients to express their concerns and actively participate in the customization process.

Apart from improving the communication between our dentists and our patients, the digital smile procedure also allows our professionals to consult within themselves (after looking at the videos and images) before coming up with a diagnosis.

In the end, the patient receives the best medical attention and attains the best results possible. Other benefits of undergoing this procedure include:

  • Customization means that each patient has a unique smile. This helps boost their confidence.
  • DSD ensures that the patient has a natural look that complements your general appearance.
  • DSD gives the patient assurance that everything is going to be okay. The patient is therefore confident throughout the whole treatment process.
  • The process guarantees satisfaction for their patients beforehand.

What Does a Digital Smile Design Involve?

After gathering information (pictures and videos of the patient’s face and mouth), our dentist will conduct further research. He will look at the shapes and forms of the different types of models available and determine the perfect diagnosis. In some cases, the images and videos can be sent to a dental lab where perfect models for the patient can be customized.

The dentist will involve the patient from the beginning to the end of the process. Through regular communication, both the dentist and the patient can agree on the models to use, what model shapes are suitable and which forms are better and when should the models be fixed on the patient. The success of a digital smile design procedure hugely depends on how effective the communication is between the involved parties.


Digital smile design is one of the most modern methods of fixing oral disorders and diseases. The process involves the use of videos and images to come up with models that can help patients regain their smiles and boost their confidence.

Dentists and patients can communicate and agree on the models to use and the customization needed. Our dentists at The Smile Home are very friendly. They will take you through the entire process professionally and will answer your questions accordingly.

You can contact us or call  407-863-0476 to schedule a Dentist Appointment. 

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