There is more to restoring a person's smile than simply encouraging proper hygienic practices. While regular flossing, brushing, and professional cleanings can make a difference, there are those individuals who require more extensive dental and periodontal work.
They might need any of the following:
- Bone grafts for their jaw bone
- Dental implants to replace missing or damaged teeth
- Gum grafts for recessed gums
While these issues might seem daunting to some, they're everyday procedures at the facilities of Dr. Suzanne Caudry. Those who've sat in our dentist's chairs know that these are just a few of the surgical procedures that will help restore a smile to its former glory-or even improve it for the better.
How do we accomplish these procedures and carry out our duties with such finesse? The answer is simple: digital smile design.
Through the magic of innovative technologies, we've streamlined the patient experience. We've increased the overall accuracy of dental implant placement, we've crafted more suitable implants, and we've increased the overall comfort of the patient.
For those who'd like to learn a little more about the ins and outs of digital smile design, we invite you to browse through this informative blog. Over the course of this post, you'll find no shortage of information about the ways we've incorporated cutting-edge technologies to better design the smiles of our patients.
If at any time you have questions or comments, don't hesitate to reach out to Dr. Caudry and her incredible staff. You can reach us at (416) 928-3444.
Digital Smile Design: What Is It?
Digital smile design refers to the integration of intraoral scans, x-rays, photographs, video technology, and other digital workflows to get a better sense of the elements that make a person's smile what it is.
These elements include:
- And more!
DSD Gives You the Full Picture
When you smile, you only see several of your teeth. There are numerous other unseen teeth that have made your smile what it is-they're just out of sight. Wouldn't it be nice to get a clearer picture of what your jaw, teeth, and gums actually look like? With the technologies we've come to embrace, this isn't just a possibility-it is an absolute certainty.
Digital smile design (DSD for short) adds clarity to the consultation process-for both the patient and the oral surgeon. By having a clear, three-dimensional picture of the patient's smile, the professional and their patient can discuss the outcomes they desire, the work that needs to be done, and everything in between.
Craft the Smile You've Always Wanted
With the help of our scanners, x-rays, and photo-imaging capabilities, we're not just able to tell you what your smile looks like today. Here, we are able to show you what your teeth and smile could look like in the future with a little bit of work.
Rather than leave outcomes to the imagination, we can create realistic, three-dimensional and scaled versions of your existing jaw and teeth. We can see what a new implant might look like before we even sit you in the dentist's chair, we can show you what a gum graft might look like, and so much more.
Say Goodbye to the Guesswork
With DSD, nothing is left to chance-and nothing is left to the imagination. During the consultation sessions, we will carefully map out every step of the surgical procedures that lie ahead. You'll be able to see the results beforehand, and you'll have an opportunity to see how streamlined and simplistic we've made our practice.
Mix and Match
After compiling all the data and images and imported them into our facility's software, we will get to work. During the "design" phase, you will have a chance to mix, match, and modify various aspects of your smile. You'll get a chance to see what your mouth might look like with new, natural-looking teeth, for example. If your gums have recessed, you'll get a chance to see the difference a gum graft could make.
We Encourage Participation
Practitioners such as ourselves value the input of our patients. Not only do we want to do the best we can, but we also want to give you the results you want. During these design consultations, we invite you to speak freely.
The Dr. Caudry Difference
When a patient visits our facilities, we are prepared to do more than simply repair a damaged dental implant or offer tips on at-home hygienic practices. Here, we're capable of addressing all the oral issues that plague an individual. From recessed gums to gum disease, Dr. Caudry and her team treat it all.
We're prepared to perform whatever procedures are necessary in order to give you the smile you've always wanted. In the case of issues such as gum disease, you may require extensive treatment and surgical sessions, but we'll make sure they're all straightforward and manageable as can be. That is our promise to you.
Many people have come to recognize that computer-guided surgery as the most efficient and patient-centered approach to oral surgery. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that the always-innovative Dr. Caudry has championed this computer-guided method for years and years. In fact, she was one of the first surgeons in North America to be trained in this surgical method.
There are those that say computer-guided surgery is the way of the future. At the facilities of Dr. Caudry, we say: the future is now.
Thanks to the integration of digital workflows, we are able to promise our patients greater accuracy, less time in the dentist's chair, and increase in overall surgical safety. Discover the possibilities available to you and your smile today.
Learn More About Smiles Today
Do you have more questions about computer-guided surgery or the wonders of digital smile design? If so, we invite you to contact our facilities. Contact us at (416) 928-3444 to learn a little more about what we do.