Digital Smile Design (DSD)
Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry Taken to an Entirely New Level with Digital Smile Design (DSD)
You have heard of disruptive technologies, and DSD is one of them. To provide our Tucson, AZ patients with unsurpassed dental care, our restorative and aesthetic dentist, Dr. Jay Lopez, stays at the forefront of today’s latest technology, methods and materials while being a clinical instructor at the world renowned Kois Center in Seattle, WA – a post-doctorate training center.
Dr. Lopez utilizes an advanced technology system called Digital Smile Design (DSD). This innovative imaging system elevates the pre-treatment experience and allows for greater dental precision and accuracy than ever before.
One of the primary benefits of using the DSD Studio is the ability to help you visualize the outcome of your aesthetic or reconstructive procedure. Because Dr. Jay Lopez is an expert in implant surgery and restoration, he provides whole arch reconstruction for many patients who have lost multiple or all teeth on an arch. He is also an expert in smile aesthetics, helping patients achieve beautiful smiles as conservatively as possible, with optimal health and function always in mind. The Digital Smile Design (DSD) imaging system provides a unique opportunity for patient, doctor and lab to simulate, collaborate, and plan the most precise treatment – all the while clearly visualizing each step and desired outcome in three dimensions.
The DSD technology allows patients to easily become co-designers of their own virtual smile design. With the visualization tools, you can easily share with Dr. Lopez what you don’t like about your mouth and smile, what you desire, and interactively explore treatment options and results. The interaction between you and Dr. Lopez is improved by photos and videos taken at several steps of the planning and treatment process.
When you arrive for your initial consultation, Dr. Lopez will use the imaging system to capture a comprehensive set of digital photos of your teeth, mouth, gums, and facial structures. These images can then be virtually modified on the computer to reflect your needs and goals. In addition to the videos and pictures that are used to showcase the treatment plan, a 3D digitally printed mock-up can be created so you can actually “try on” your new smile prior to any irreversible treatment. DSD is a great way to enhance planning of both simple and complex procedures, from aesthetic bonding to full mouth restoration with dental implants.
Today’s patients want a natural, confident and beautiful smile. Digital Smile Design ensures these goals are predictably met for every patient, every time. The DSD system allows Dr. Lopez to create a smile that reflects your personality and ensure you have a smile you love. Your facial and dental proportions will be analyzed using a series of high quality digital photographs and videos. You and Dr. Lopez will develop an understanding of the relationships among your teeth, gums, lips, and smile as your facial features are in motion with various emotions. This aesthetic-emotive understanding is what sets Digital Smile Design greatly apart from other treatment simulation software systems available today. It requires advanced training that few dentists have completed worldwide.