If you’re considering a change to the appearance of your smile or making the investment in restoring your teeth, Digital Smile Design can show you the destination before you embark on the journey. Modern technology makes it possible to plan your entire treatment using computer simulation. This innovative tool is one more way that Skyline Dental strives to give you the ideal patient experience.
The ability to view your future smile in advance of committing to care is an amazing tool. It allows you to work alongside Dr. Raymond as the co-architect of your new smile, choosing from an extensive smile menu with a variety of tooth shapes, sizes, and colors. We can even use digital technology to clone your original smile from old photos if you wish to restore your teeth after trauma or dental disease. If you prefer, you can create the smile you’ve always wanted using inspirational photos. Either way, digital smile design allows you to view before and after photos side by side and share then with your friends and family.
The first visit is simple and focused on data collection. We listen to your goals and desires, take photos, and create a 2D simulation for you to preview and give input.
The next step is a digital impression of your teeth using a non-invasive intra-oral scanner (learn more about our digital scanning technology). We call this process “smile digitalization.” Once digitized, you can get back to doing what you love. We will prep and plan for your next visit. Our experienced team of dental specialists and lab technicians will utilize the most advanced techniques and CAD software to design your new smile.
After we complete your custom smile design, you can physically try on your new teeth at your next visit, known as the smile “mock-up” or “try-in.” Often times, you’re able to leave wearing the mock-up to “test-drive” for several days, ensuring it not only looks right but also feels right to you and your loved ones.
Apart from the benefit of immediate visualization, technology has allowed us to copy nature, so we can seamlessly recreate it. After scanning thousands of teeth, natural smile design is as simple as superimposing a digitized, beautiful, natural tooth from our library into your smile proposal.
Here is the final outcome using porcelain veneers to deliver a beautiful smile using a completely digital workflow.
Depending on the new look you desire, our team will use a combination of cosmetic and restorative options.
Veneers are one of the most common cosmetic dental treatments we use. These are thin porcelain shells that bond to the front side of your natural teeth. These can correct imperfections such as discolored teeth, chipped or otherwise damaged teeth, or short teeth that need lengthening.
If you are missing teeth, dental implant restoration may be able to help. The dental implant itself is a titanium post that a dental surgeon will place into your jaw. At Skyline Dental, we provide the restorations, or the part that is meant to resemble a natural tooth. These can be bridges, porcelain crowns, or dentures depending on how many teeth you are missing.
If you’re living in Tucson, Arizona, Dr. James Raymond and our team at Skyline Dental are an excellent choice to deliver the smile of your dreams. If you’re traveling from out of town, inquire about our special rates at La Paloma Resort!