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How can cosmetic imaging help the patient?

Cosmetic imaging is the practice of creating a ‘virtual smile design’ via the computer to show the changes proposed in a dental treatment plan.  This can be done by the dental professional in as little as 15 minutes or it can be ordered through Envision A  Smile’s imaging service and received in back 3 business days.  The benefit to the patient is better understanding of the dental work to be done.  Many times the patient doesn’t understand the beauty of quality cosmetic dentistry and thinks that it will look like ‘chicklets”.  This may be because the only cosmetic dentistry they know of is poorly done (or it would look so natural they wouldn’t know it is cosmetic dentistry to begin with)!  Words alone cannot accurately express the beauty of a red rose and the same is true of beautiful cosmetic dentistry.  The patient knows what they would like the dentistry to look like, but words escape them in trying to describe it.  The dental professional has a jargon that is foreign to the patient, so it is difficult to not say things like “trust me, it will look natural” or “believe me, it will look beautiful”.  Why not design the smile and show the patient?  Pictures are worth a thousand words.

Patients, as consumers, are far more discerning with how they spend their money these days and the dental profession is not immune.  The healthcare system is going through dramatic changes and ‘transparency’ is the new catch phrase.  A simple disclaimer explaining that with cosmetic imaging, the patient can understand the direction of the design, and although exact duplication is not promised, the overall proportions and elements of design are expressed in an easy to understand fashion. The dentist supplies the laboratory with the imaging and from start to finish, everyone is on the same page.

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Is your smile holding you back? Considering cosmetic dentistry?

Have you really looked at your teeth lately?  After all, you see yourself in the mirror everyday when was the last time you smiled at yourself?  Your teeth have a huge impact on your face….teeth can make you look young or old, put together or not, fresh or tired.  And the great thing is:  cosmetic dentistry can make changes, big or small, that can radically change your face.  With a brighter smile, your eyes ‘pop’, your features are accentuated and you look more vital.  What would this do for your confidence?  Hmmm….thinking.


Ask your dentist to image your smile today!

Envision Your Smile cosmetic imaging software will help your dentist plan your dream smile so you can see  it before you accept treatment.  Ask for it today and start your journey to a brand new, exciting smile! 

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