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Digital Smile Design

Digital Smile Design

Ever wanted to see what it would look like if you were able to design your smile? If architects can draw up designs for the final outcome, us cosmetic dentists can do the same with a few technological aids. 


For a flat rate of $80 per tooth desired to have changed, working from a 2D photo and 3D scans of your teeth, we can create together a highly esthetic yet conservative restorative treatment plan for teeth based on your desired smile.


The total amount of time needed for this appointment is as little as one hour and we are able to get the first initial proposal in as little as 24 hours. 


From the final agreed upon digital proposal, we can fabricate the desired outcome with desktop stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer and do an intra oral mock up.  Digital smile design is perfect for patients to visualize and understand your comprehensive treatment options.  


From the following is an example of the process. Images except those watermarked are taken from Form Labs, a 3D Printing company.

https://formlabs.com/blog/digital-smile-design-with-3d-printing/

Example of a 3D scan of the patients teeth and the digital smile design mockup super imposed on the digital model.

Example of a 3D scan of the patients teeth and the digital smile design mockup super imposed on the digital model.

A putty impression of the 3D printed digital smile design.

A putty impression of the 3D printed digital smile design.

Here the putty copy of the digital smile design is being applied directly into the mouth.

Here the putty copy of the digital smile design is being applied directly into the mouth.

Example of a mock up try in, see instantly the proposed changes.

Example of a mock up try in, see instantly the proposed changes.

Blending Art and Science

Blending Art and Science

In this photo, a preparation was scanned and a 3D model was printed.  The STereoLithography (STL) file was sent to two separate labs with two different price points.  Both labs were given the same amount of time to work on the restoration and each unit was tried on the same model to check for the accuracy of fit.  The results are clear as shown by the restorations on the right side--a high quality lab technician is irreplaceable, irrespective of the costs. 

In this photo, a preparation was scanned and a 3D model was printed.  The STereoLithography (STL) file was sent to two separate labs with two different price points.  Both labs were given the same amount of time to work on the restoration and each unit was tried on the same model to check for the accuracy of fit.  The results are clear as shown by the restorations on the right side--a high quality lab technician is irreplaceable, irrespective of the costs. 

At SiliconBeach.Dental, we are very proud and honored to work with such an amazing team of staff and network of specialists.  There is one team member that rarely gets the credit they deserve, our lab technicians.  In dentistry, crowns, veneers, dentures, and partials are made in a laboratory by a technician.  

A highly skilled lab technician is able to blend the eye of an artist with the precision of a scientist.  With the use of CAD/CAM technology, 3D Printing, digital scanning, 3D facial analysis, cloud computing and digital photography,  these artists can create restorations that truly mimic what nature had given us.

Thank you Makomic, Beverly Hills Dental Lab, and Ultimate Styles for helping me provide the best for our patients from Playa Vista, Culver City, Fox Hills, Ladera Heights, and many other neighborhoods within Silicon Beach.  

http://www.makomic.com/

http://www.beverlyhillsdentallab.com/

http://ultimate-dl.com/

Sincerely, 

Dr. Lawrence Fung, DDS