June 1, 2021

Teeth are like fingerprints. No two are exactly alike. That’s what makes your smile feel like ‘you’. So it’s important for cosmetic dentistry procedures to be unique too, so that you get a bespoke smile that fits your personality, your look, and what you hope to achieve.

Smile design is the essential process by which a cosmetic dentist plans how your finished smile will look, once all the dental work is done.

It can help you to decide exactly what cosmetic dentistry procedures to have performed on you, for example in cases where you’re not sure whether to keep your remaining natural teeth, or opt for a full set of dentures instead.


What do you want from your smile?

You might expect the answer to this question will always be “a straight, white smile” but it’s not that simple. Different people want different things from their smile:


  • A perfectly straight and dazzling ‘Hollywood smile’
  • A straighter and whiter version of their existing smile
  • A repaired smile following chipped/broken teeth in an accident


Smile design shows you a preview  of the finished work before anything is done to your mouth for real, and you might even change your mind about what you want, once you see the possibilities.


How al smi helps

Digital Smile Design uses computer software to show you how your smile is likely to look. It’s a glimpse into the future, before any dental work actually begins.

Ten Dental’s team includes qualified Digital Smile Design artists, who can give you a very accurate, high-quality rendering of the work we may carry out on your teeth.

It’s important to work with a capable and experienced artist on these mock-ups, so that they can be as accurate as possible. We can incorporate exactly what you want from your smile. That might mean white teeth, your natural colour, or something in between.

We can show you the likely effects of straightening your teeth,  composite bonding,  porcelain veneers, dental implants or dentures, all without you climbing into the dentist’s chair.

This all reduces treatment times and eliminates invasive inspections from your initial appointments – and it puts you in control of how your bespoke smile will look in the end.


Find out more

If you would like to know more about Digital Smile Design and how we can use it to create a bespoke smile for you, please contact Ten Dental today.

You can find details for all our clinics on our Contact page. All enquiries are welcome – we’re waiting to hear from you.