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Digital Smile Design

Digital Smile Design (DSD) is a state-of-the-art treatment planning protocol that utilises modern digital technology to plan and customise a person’s smile makeover based on their dental and facial structures. Digital Smile Design gives the patient a chance to view and “test-drive” their smile design and be included in the planning process prior to treatment. It allows us to deliver cosmetic dental procedures such as crowns and veneers to the highest quality possible with great precision. The result is a truly customised, natural and captivating smile specific to each individual’s anatomy and facial appearance.

What does this process involve?

1. A full set of facial and intraoral photographs taken as initial records.

2. A short 2-3 minute video taken while you speak and smile so we can identify from various angles how we can improve your smile.

3. A 2D smile design analysis which kicks off your initial smile design. We provide you with an opportunity to view and modify this design as desired, working in conjunction with our dental ceramists and specialists.

4. We transfer the above 2D design into a 3D mock-up in your mouth. This gives you a chance to “test-drive” your new smile in real time and make any necessary adjustments to the shape or length of your teeth.

5. Once you are happy with the final 3D design, a treatment plan with the costs and duration of treatment will be provided.

6. We begin treatment and the journey towards your new smile!

Below is an example of a 2D mock-up. Note>> This is not the final result but just a digital simulation to give you an approximate idea of what a difference could be made by improving the smile thereby helping you to assess whether you would like to progress



An Example of a Completed Case:


Digital Smile Design cases are undertaken at StKildadentist by Dr Yi Chan BDS

st-kilda-dentistDr Yi Chan graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science from The University of Melbourne in 2011 and completed her Primary Examinations of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 2013. Dr. Chan is a registered dentist with AHPRA and has worked across various private practices in Melbourne and Singapore. She is a member of the Australian Prosthodontic Society, Australian Society of Endodontology, Australasian Osseointegration Society and the European Association for Osseointegration.

Dr Chan particularly enjoys smile makeovers and creating beautiful, natural-looking teeth for her patients. Her love for cosmetic dentistry took her to Madrid, Spain, where she completed the Residency 1 in Digital Smile Design developed by world-renowned cosmetic dentist Dr. Christian Coachman from Brazil. She works in close collaboration with DSD-certified laboratories and ceramists here in Melbourne to get the very best outcomes for her patients.

If you are interested in finding out more about DSD, and what it could do for you, then call us on 03 9534 8611 and take your first step to a brand NEW smile!

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