The smile design is a broad term which offers a lot of new possibilities but also traditional fundamental principles.
One of those principles is patient participation in creating their perfect smile. Although the profession always respects certain rules and aesthetic standards, the most important factor in creating a smile must be the patient himself.
Their ideas and wishes are one of the most important factors.
Relationship with the patient
With the Digital smile design, the dentist-patient relationship takes on a new dimension. Until recently, misunderstandings in the communication between the patient and the dentist were possible.
The patient has no way to show and explain their idea, and the dentist does not always take the time to try to understand the patient’s wishes.
This becomes a problem when the patient does not know how to communicate and convey their vision.
New technologies, new possibilities
The latest digital methods allow for the patient to become an executive part of the team and choose what their perfect smile will look like.
Technology has already brought us a lot of progress in dentistry, and Digital smile design is one of the things that will surely become everyday practice and an integral part of treatment protocols.
How do we design a new smile?
Smile design begins on the first visit when we exchange initial ideas and possibilities. We take photos of a smile and make 3D scans of teeth which allow you to immediately see a 3D display of your teeth.
By combining the photos and scans, it is possible to faithfully display and simulate almost all solutions for a new smile.
Simulation in 3D software can very faithfully simulate all orthodontic, prosthetic and implant-prosthetic designs and then transfer the simulations to photos of a smile.
Your design can also be displayed in cooperation with the dental laboratory, which can show what a future smile will look like on plaster models by using wax-up technique.
Dental smile design methods are an integral part of planning before the design of aesthetic veneers and make it easier for the patient to make aesthetic choices according to their wishes.
The laboratory can make provisional crowns or veneers that are made of temporary material and serve to better define the final look and a new smile.
This allows you to try on your new smile before the final decision!
When is it possible to apply smile design?
Smile design is possible even before the start of orthodontic therapy with the Invisalign system of invisible orthodontic braces or the Insignia orthodontic system that uses 3D printing to make brackets completely individualized for each patient.
Using a computer simulation after teeth scanning, a 3D view of your teeth after orthodontic therapy is completed in just a few minutes.
The Apolonija Dental Clinic combines a 50-year tradition with state-of-the-art treatment protocols and state-of-the-art technology.
We approach each patient individually.