Digital Smile Design

Digital Smile Design (DSD) - A Systematic Approach to Cosmetic Dentistry in Vietnam

Digital Smile Design (DSD) provides support for the integration of specialties, such as cosmetic & restorative dentistry, periodontics, implantology, orthodontics, orthognathic surgery, etc. This systematic approach is used extensively at Westcoast Dental clinics.

If you are thinking of dental veneers, a cosmetic makeover or a full mouth of dental implants, DSD protocols will help you achieve a better outcome and a winning smile.

DSD provides a multi-faceted, conceptual approach to cosmetic dentistry. The system promotes the use of highly effective visual perceptions (photography – videography), education and motivation to heighten communication between you and your treatment team and similarly improves the integration of other dental specialists involved with your planning and procedural execution.

DSD protocols are practiced in Vietnam by the international team of specialists at Westcoast. The DSD method is used for designing what is often called "the perfect smile".

The relative simplicity of DSD requires no unique or specialized equipment, costly software or a major investment to implement.

What is Digital Smile Design?
In essence the entire concept rests on the analysis of the your facial and dental proportions and by incorporating a preselected series of high quality digital photographs and videos into a systematic, effective communicative approach. That supports the evaluation, diagnostic, planning – implementation, of treatment processes unique to your specific case.

Digital Smile Design (DSD)

DSD has been structured with an amazingly simple set of protocols. Any standard laptop, desktop, notebook or tablet will be sufficient and the MS Power-point or Apple Keynote software, available in most dental clinics for basic presentation purposes can all be used in the Digital Design process.

Digital Smile Design’s (DSD) multi-purpose communication methods stimulate consistent levels of excellence to achieve highly satisfying results. The sum of it all allows your dentist and you, to create a smile that reflects your own personality and look while enhancing the experience for all. This DSD practice of cosmetic dentistry is clearly hi-tech and state of the art!

The benefits of using Digital Smile Design
The review of photos and videos compiled for your case will provide your Westcoast smile designers with a clear understanding of the interconnection and dynamic motion, between your teeth, gums, lips and smile. Essentially the complete spectrum of your emotions will be revealed by your unique and undeniable personal facial characteristics! It’s all quite amazing which leads one to ponder what innovators and inventors will create next? In the exciting world of high tech dentistry and its future approach to cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain veneers or crowns.

When designing your smile, digital drawings are easily interjected into pictures or photos, creating a detailed sequence and a digital ruler. That can precisely communicate exactly what is needed to your dental technician and team.

Digital Smile Design (DSD)

Storing data in the cloud is another creative feature that makes accessing information by team members very easy, any of which can add important clinical observations or recommendations at any point in the process. With DSD the outcome is undeniable and you should expect a near perfect, highly comprehensible and appealing treatment presentation from your smile designing team.

The achievement of high quality, aesthetically pleasing and functionally satisfying result’s, critically depends on the cooperation and systematic teamwork, communication, competence and accuracy of the evaluation process specific to each individual case.

The DSD Concept facilitates the implementation of all the before mentioned benefits, by supporting the creation of a smile that reflects your own special nature and personality.

Digital Smile Design (DSD) at Westcoast
Westcoast’s specialists, lab techs and clinicians have been using this breakthrough conceptual approach to cosmetic dentistry protocols for some time, to improve their intraoral esthetic diagnosis and structural evaluation skills. Westcoast Managing Director, Dr. Andrew HF Tsang asserts, "the communication between our dentist’s, lab crews, clinicians, administrative staff and our patients has improved significantly by using DSD support tools and easily integrated language. The results have been very encouraging and gratifying".

Developing an imaginative vision and a set of applicable skills are necessary to become a Digital Smile Designer. Dr. Andrew elaborates further, "The uniquely special design we create for each our special patient’s, can be clearly visualized and even improved upon by their ideas and input and we encourage that whole heartedly".

Having a mouth free of biological and functional issues is very positive, however that alone is not always satisfying for demanding patients. Especially if they want to have a natural looking smile that blends with their physical characteristics and personal expressions.

Dental Clinics like Westcoast that specialize in the practice of DSD are acutely aware of the contributing factors that are necessary to your ultimate satisfaction and strive to fulfill your expectations beyond the limits of conventional dentistry.

Reviewing the facts about Digital Smile Design

  • DSD is infinitely more than a concept about software, dental technique or photos and videos alone, but rather a bold, innovative, comprehensive set of protocols to systematically approach the planning, implementation and integration of your cosmetic dental procedures and treatments
  • Improved communication between your team members and heightened visual perception, education and motivation will unfold for you when DSD protocols are implemented
  • DSD is the only method that ethically involves you and other patients in the restorative or smile enhancement process. Thus making you the co-designer of your own treatments by sharing objectives and encouraging the expression of your desires and expectations with your restoration team
  • Essentially you choose your own smile design and your doctor supports you, by explaining and showing you what is possible and what is not.
  • Only dentists who are highly skilled and completely confident use DSD
  • The DSD method provides a totally engaging, inspirational and transparent relationship between you and your dentist, up-leveling and guaranteeing your end results. Which is precisely why it’s called digital smile design

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