Digital smile design is a dental treatment planning tool that uses digital cameras and design software to create beautiful and natural-looking dental restorations. At WPD Dental Group, the team of general dentists uses digital smile design to help people of all ages achieve predictable results. To make an appointment, call the office in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, or book online today.
Digital smile design uses imaging technology and special planning software to create high-quality dental restorations that fit perfectly.
It provides a quick, convenient, and hassle-free alternative to the traditional restoration process, which requires a series of visits and messy impressions.
You might benefit from digital smile design if you need:
As one of the premier multi-specialty dental groups in Southern California, the team at WPD Dental Group tries to incorporate digital smile design into all aspects of the practice.
Digital X-rays, intraoral scanners, and computer-aided design programs make it easy for the team to provide a pain-free and noninvasive treatment experience.
At WPD Dental Group, digital smile design begins with a review of your dental records and a discussion of what you like and dislike about your smile. Next, your provider performs an oral exam and takes digital X-rays.
They upload your X-rays to a computer-aided design program that allows them to see every area of your mouth, including your tooth roots, jaw, and alveolar bone (the bone that anchors your teeth).
Next, your provider uses the program to create a digital model of your mouth. They use the model to develop a custom treatment plan that combines restorations and/or cosmetic treatments, like teeth whitening, to transform your smile and encourage optimal oral health.
The number of visits needed depends on various factors, including your age, oral health history, and goals. If you chip a tooth and need dental bonding, digital smile design might take a single visit. If you need a custom restoration, like a crown or a bridge, it takes at least two.
Digital smile design is a cosmetic procedure, so it typically isn’t covered by dental insurance. Even so, every insurance policy is different. If you have questions about what your provider does or doesn’t cover, contact them before making an appointment at WPD Dental Group.
To learn more about digital smile design, request a consultation at WPD Dental Group by calling the office or booking online today.