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One of the most important aspects of any cosmetic dentistry procedure is ensuring the treatment meets the patient’s unique aesthetic goals for their smile. To facilitate the best possible workflow and communication, Cincinnati cosmetic dentist Dr. Tara Hardin is pleased to use the Digital Smile Design system.

Dr. Tara and our staff members Jessica, Gina, and Jill are the Digital Smile Design team at our office near the Greater Cincinnati area. Please call (513) 216-2935 today to learn about this advanced cosmetic dentistry program and how it can benefit you.

What Is Digital Smile Design?

Digital Smile Design is a comprehensive imaging and modeling protocol that improves dentist and patient communication in developing the treatment plan for a cosmetic dentistry procedure. Your feedback and aesthetic goals are important to us, and Digital Smile Design makes it possible for both elements to be an integral part of your treatment.

The Digital Smile Design process consists of the following steps:

  • Step 1: Our team will take digital photos of your teeth and entire mouth from multiple angles
  • Step 2: You and Dr. Tara will review the photos using special software that allows us to begin demonstrating potential changes
  • Step 3: A simulation of your smile after treatment will be rendered in a “digital mock-up”
  • Step 4: Our team takes impressions of your teeth and Dr. Tara translates the digital design onto the physical model
  • Step 5: We will create a resin model to see how well the modeled treatments fit your teeth and your needs

If you’re happy with this final mock-up, our cosmetic dentists will perform any necessary treatments according to the roadmap you and Dr. Tara developed through the Digital Smile Design process.

How Can
Digital Smile Design
Benefit Me?

Patients who are unhappy with their smile don’t want to invest in treatment only to find that the procedure doesn’t result in the changes they expected. Digital Smile Design gives you the power to review all improvements before they are made, making you a key participant in pre-treatment planning.

Some of the advantages of Digital Smile Design for dentists and patients are:

  • Highly detailed cosmetic diagnosis
  • Direct communication between you, Dr. Tara, and our cosmetic dentistry team
  • Impressions and digital images vividly show the impact of changes to your smile
  • Extreme focus on identifying and meeting your needs

Ultimately, Digital Smile Design saves you time and money. The conversation between you and our Cincinnati cosmetic dentist make it possible for our team to provide you quality, timely treatment that meets your needs the first time.

To learn more about the benefits of Digital Smile Design, please contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry through our website or by calling (513) 216-2935 today to schedule your consultation. Our cosmetic dentists serve patients from the Greater Cincinnati, Mason, and Dayton areas of Ohio, as well as Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana.

Digital Smile Design FAQ's

Is this similar to a preview smile?

Yes! Some terms you may have heard before are all synonymous: smile try-on, preview smile, mock-up, esthetic evaluation.

Why would I do a digital smile design?

Building a house is very similar to changing a smile. The land is surveyed, plans are drawn up by architects and engineers, contractors are sought after, and it can be awhile before anything gets done. Fortunately, a mouth takes much less time but it’s important to do enough planning so we do have a blueprint (digital smile design), a stable foundation (gums, bone, and teeth), sought out the proper contractors (any referrals to specialists). You get the idea. Lastly, a digital smile design allows you to be part of the process. Your input will not be overlooked.

What if I don’t like my digital smile design?

Nothing is permanent so we can change it. Often we can make tweaks right on the plastic prototype teeth in your mouth. We also use photography and if we have to redo it for a new design, we will!

Why choose
Dr. Tara Hardin?

Dr. Hardin is a Las Vegas Institute Fellow, granted only after a minimum of 278 hours of advanced education and experience in aesthetics, physiologic science, and a comprehensive practical examination. Additionally, she is an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, an accreditation granted only to those with superior performance and knowledge in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. These qualifications are compounded by almost two decades of experience and continued education.

Learn more about Dr. Hardin

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