DSD’s “Test Drive”: The Gold Standard in Aesthetic Dentistry

Have you ever wished that you could try out a beautiful new smile before actually pursuing dental treatment? Aesthetic dental treatment is a big commitment; it only makes sense to be able to “preview” the outcome of your treatment before taking the leap.

Digital Smile Design’s “Test Drive” makes this a reality. FY Smile is proud to operate as an official Digital Smile Design clinic; continue reading to learn more about how you can benefit from this ground breaking aesthetic dental treatment.

What is Digital Smile Design (DSD)?

Digital Smile Design (DSD) is an innovative and intelligent treatment planning tool. It provides your dental professionals with the ability to design a completely unique and personalized new smile.

DSD makes use of a series of detailed videos, temporary mock-ups, and photographs to both assess the current status of the teeth and gums and to complete a full assessment of the face as a whole. This information is then used to create a vision for a beautiful and completely personalized new smile that provides both symmetry and harmony to the patient’s face.

Ultimately, Digital Smile Design is the most modern and patient-centric treatment planning tool in the modern dental industry. It provides dental professionals with the ability to develop the perfect treatment plan while simultaneously educating patients on the dental treatment that they want and need. 

Patients are provided with the ability to be fully involved with their treatment by providing their input on the design of the smile itself.

The DSD difference is quite clear: this unique approach to aesthetic dentistry places a core focus on you as an individual, conforming treatment to best fit your needs and wants.

What is Test Drive?

You wouldn’t purchase a new home without taking a tour, just as you wouldn’t buy a car without taking it for a test drive first. Why should investing in a new smile be any different?

Digital Smile Design’s Test Drive provides patients with the opportunity to “test drive” the smile of their dreams before actually completing any treatment. 

Rather than guessing what your new smile might look like based on other patients’ results, a test drive allows you to enjoy an accurate and realistic preview of what your teeth will actually look like - no guesswork, and no surprises.

No two smiles are alike; in order to create the smile that best suits you, it is important to ensure that you are taking a personalized approach to your aesthetic dental treatment. That is what makes the Test Drive process absolutely crucial to developing a beautiful new smile that naturally complements your features.

Below are the steps involved in the Test Drive process:

  • Digital Scan: In just minutes, we take a complete scan of the inside of your mouth. This scan allows us to produce a three-dimensional model of your teeth, which we will use to assess your current situation, take measurements, and begin to plan your new smile.

  • Design: Using our state-of-the-art software, we will discuss your expectations with you at length and begin designing your beautiful new smile. As we work to implement the treatment you need and want into your treatment plan, you can give feedback and watch the process unfold right before your eyes. To change the look of your smile, we may plan treatment such as dental veneers, dental implants, gum contouring, teeth whitening, and more.

  • Print Mockup: Once we have finished with the digital design, we will use a specialized printer to print a three-dimensional mockup of the smile that we have just designed with your help. This is where the term “test drive” comes into play; you can actually wear this smile mockup over your teeth and evaluate your proposed treatment in real time.

  • Give Us A Smile: We will take a series of photos and videos of you wearing your mockup smile. These photos and videos allow you to see - in real time - what you will look like once your treatment is complete. Videos provide an in-depth look at the smile in motion, which helps provide a more thorough understanding of just how much your smile will change in appearance. This step is crucial for the process, and it is usually quite emotional for many patients who have always dreamed of what could be possible with a more aesthetically-pleasing smile.

In the past, the only way to predict the outcome of proposed aesthetic dental treatment was to take a look at the results of other treatment applications. While this provides both patients and dental professionals with a good idea of what they may expect as an official outcome, this is not a reliable method for determining exactly what the end result of treatment will look like.

Even if you are not experienced in the world of aesthetic dentistry, it is highly likely that you are approaching treatment with a solid idea of what you would like your smile to look like. Digital Smile Design’s Test Drive feature allows you to visually confirm that you are on board with the way your smile will look after you have undergone treatment. 

In the long run, this helps avoid miscommunication and encourages your full participation in your treatment from the beginning of the process to the end.

Thanks to DSD’s Test Drive, crossing your fingers and hoping for the best when choosing dental treatment is a thing of the past. You now have the ability to get an interactive and realistic preview of your new smile - before treatment even begins. 

In the case that something is not quite right, we can quickly and easily make changes to your design and create a new mockup for you to assess; it’s that simple. Once you have officially approved the smile we have designed together, it is then (and only then) that we will begin actually administering treatment.

Benefits of DSD’s Test Drive

So, what can you personally expect to gain from pursuing Digital Smile Design treatment? We’re glad you asked. 

Below are some of the most notable benefits of DSD’s Test Drive process:

  • Be fully involved in your treatment planning
  • Design a smile that naturally suits you
  • Enjoy natural-looking results
  • Know the exact outcome of your treatment ahead of time - no surprises
  • Comfortable, efficient, and completely personalized treatment
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem
  • Save time and money by previewing and editing treatment before it is administered
  • Completely customized results
  • Optimal collaboration and transparency between dentist and patient

Am I a Candidate for Digital Smile Design?

One excellent thing about Digital Smile Design is that almost everyone is a suitable candidate for it. Whether you have minor tweaks or major changes that you would like to see in the look of your smile, it is highly likely that you are indeed a candidate for this method of aesthetic dental treatment. 

While most people are candidates for DSD, there are some things to consider. Some things that might have an effect on Digital Smile Design candidacy include:

  • Pre-existing and untreated gum disease (periodontitis)
  • Habits of teeth grinding or clenching 
  • Insufficient tooth enamel
  • Large number of teeth missing inside the mouth
  • Poor dental hygiene

If you are not quite sure if you qualify as a candidate for DSD, not to worry; we will conduct a thorough consultation with you and go over your oral health at length in our Double Bay dental clinic.

FY Smile: Proud Official DSD Clinic in Sydney

Customizing the look of your smile is a life-changing decision. It is important to know that you can place your trust in an experienced and industry-leading dental team that can help produce the results that you desire.

FY Smile is proud to operate as an officially-certified DSD clinic; we function within a well-connected network of Digital Smile Design clinics. This certification is the “gold standard” in the aesthetic dental industry; it is our guarantee to you that our team is highly-trained and ready to provide you with the highest level of care possible.

Dr. Fadi Yassmin not only proudly leads the FY Smile team; he also operates as one of the most notable leaders in the Digital Smile Design industry. 

Dr. Fadi is a Key Opinion Leader; he travels and teaches advanced DSD treatment concepts to fellow dentists all across the world. Dr. Fadi - in collaboration with our team of expert designers from Digital Smile Design - strives to provide the most comprehensive and well-rounded DSD Test Drive experience for each and every patient.

Emotional Dentistry

Here at FY Smile, we understand that the look of your teeth and gums is directly connected to your confidence and happiness as a whole. 

We are social creatures, and our smiles are often the very first thing that others notice about us. Whether you’re presenting yourself at an important job interview or you are heading out to celebrate a friend’s birthday, it is important to feel comfortable about the look of your smile. 

That’s why our team places a strong emphasis on emotional dentistry; we understand that when you feel positive and confident about the look of your smile, the sky is the limit. 

Helping patients design their new smiles goes far beyond ensuring that the smile is aesthetically-pleasing; we are helping you rebuild your confidence and achieve a smile that you can be proud to show off. That’s why we work closely with you to design a beautiful new smile that you will always feel confident about.

Digital Smile Design’s Test Drive feature allows you to physically see your new smile before it has been created - because seeing your new smile in action is the best way to truly understand the massive emotional impact this treatment will have on your life as a whole.

Natural Restorations

“Of course, I would like my new teeth to look good, but it’s very important to me that they look really natural.” 

This is quite a common request, and rightfully so. Whether you’re pursuing dental veneers, dental implants, crowns, or more, it is absolutely crucial that your newly-designed smile naturally compliments your facial features rather than overpowering them.

In order to produce the best possible results, we begin your treatment by accessing our extensive digital library, which provides thousands of real smile examples. Rather than starting from scratch with an unnatural shape, we use one of these natural examples as a building block for your new smile.

The Test Drive feature allows you to check out the results for yourself; if you feel we can make a few changes to produce a more natural-looking result, we can make those changes in just minutes. 

It’s all part of our natural restoration philosophy: our team of experts will work with you to design a beautiful smile that complements and enhances your face rather than distracting it.

FY Smile: Best Aesthetic Dentist in Sydney

Here at FY Smile, we are proud to operate as an official Digital Smile Design clinic; our team is highly-trained and well-prepared to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

If you are in the Double Bay area and hoping to design a new and beautiful smile that you can be proud to show off, we are here for you. Digital Smile Design has helped thousands of patients successfully design the natural and aesthetically-pleasing smile that they have always dreamed about.

Your journey towards optimal dental health begins here. In addition to offering comprehensive aesthetic dentistry in Sydney, FY Smile is proud to offer a wide range of dental services. From basic tooth fillings to dental implants to fillings and more, we’ve got you covered.

For more information about Digital Smile Design’s Test Drive or to get scheduled in our Double Bay dental clinic, give us a call anytime at 02 8319 5557

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