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Co-Design your Smile with Digital Smile Design

What is it?

Digital Smile Design, or DSD, is a digital technology that allows us to communicate and involve patients in the design of their new smile. This process allows us to design and create a smile with a patient's feedback. It also allows patients to understand the steps involved in creating their new smile, while giving them visual feedback of the final result. 

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Virtual Smile

How does it work?

We take photos and video along with digital impressions of your teeth in order to facilitate the DSD process. We use this highly visual data to create a process that allows the patient to be front row and center for their feedback. The digital image includes a 2D and 3D enhancement. This allows us the ability to customize every smile and allow each patient to see the plan prior to commencing.

This is truly virtual simulation. The combination of 3D printers, digital scanning and digital photography/videography creates a virtual “try it on before you buy it” experience. 

Until recently, dentistry has always created smiles with patients having limited feedback in the final solution. This is an excellent tool that allows patient and doctor to understand not only expectations, but to allow us to simulate possibilities of what can be achieved.

By Requesting Virtual smile Mockup we can start a 2 Dimensional enhancement of a smile mock up. Combining the requested photos with your personal wishes/direction, we can start to create a 2D Simulation of what your new smile could look like.

This will allow us to start to understand what you desire as well as allow us to understand the complexities in achieving your smile goals.

Ultimately we would like to have this 2D simulation completed with the full Digital Design Workflow which allows us a full 3D rendering of a smile simulation. 


Not unlike DSD, R2GATE utilizes a fully digital workflow to design the final outcome and shape of your tooth/teeth to decide for the optimal position of implants. It uses 3D printed guides to place implants in the exact position to support the final result. 


This type of digital planning creates a much easier workflow for patients as far as surgical procedures and final restorations. It is safer and more predictable.

It uses extremely accurate STL files and simulates final tooth design to create the ultimate patient experience and planning for safe implant procedures.