Digital Smile Design is becoming more popular as the technology gets better. Digital Smile Design, describes using computer technology to design a smile or to assess the best occlusion before making a series of restorations. Previously Diagnostic Wax-up was the main method used.
There are indications for this to be done either digitally or as a Diagnostic Wax-up depending on what outcome is trying to be achieved.
We have exciting new technologies in our practice where digital design is being utilised and the technology is advancing very swiftly.
It is important to understand the mechanics of the jaw if you want to understand why this step is necessary. This is done with the Occlusal Analysis where models, records and a face-bow is used to assess the patient’s occlusion and aesthetics in three dimensions.
If you would like more information on digital smile design or to book an appointment, please contact the Wendouree Dental team on 03 5339 3770.