At Shell Cove Dental, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the latest advancements in dental technology and treatment options. We are excited to offer Digital Smile Design (DSD), a cutting-edge approach to smile enhancement and transformation. With DSD, we can assess, design, and plan your new smile, giving you peace of mind and a preview of the beautiful results before starting any treatment.

About Digital Smile Design

Digital Smile Design (DSD) is a revolutionary process that allows us to envision and create how your teeth and smile will look once cosmetic or restorative treatments are completed. By using advanced technology and working closely with you, we can address any concerns you have about your smile, including issues that affect your confidence, self-esteem, and function.

DSD Benefits

What can Digital Smile Design do for you? Here are the key benefits:

Personalized and Harmonious Smile

We create a smile that is in harmony with your facial structures and proportions, ensuring a natural and aesthetically pleasing result.

Preview Your New Smile

With DSD, you’ll have the opportunity to see what your smile will look like before starting any treatment. This empowers you to make informed decisions about your dental care.

Customized and Predictable Results

No two smile designs are exactly alike. DSD allows us to tailor the treatment to your specific needs and preferences, ensuring that you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

Enhanced Communication and Collaboration

DSD actively involves you in the smile design process, allowing you to become the co-author of your smile. Together, we’ll choose the ideal tooth shape, colour, and position to achieve your desired outcome.

Perfectly Planned Treatment

With DSD, we can precisely plan each step of your treatment journey, ensuring a streamlined and efficient process.

The Digital Smile Design Process

Smile Test Drive

Have you heard about our Smile Test Drive? It’s a unique dental appointment that allows you to experience the full impact of a smile makeover without undergoing any dental work first. With the help of DSD, you can see, feel, and visualize the potential transformation of your smile. It’s an excellent opportunity to gain confidence and make an informed decision about your dental treatment.

Ready for the first step to your new smile? Contact us today to schedule a consultation and experience the benefits of Digital Smile Design

Digital Smile Design (DSD)


Digital Smile Design is a state-of-the-art approach to smile enhancement and transformation that uses advanced technology to assess, design, and plan your new smile before starting any dental treatment.

DSD begins with detailed digital photographs of your teeth, mouth, and face. These images are analysed using specialized software to assess your unique features and create a digital preview of your new smile. You can actively participate in the design process, choosing tooth shape, colour, and position.

Yes, that’s one of the primary benefits of Digital Smile Design. Through the visualization process, you’ll have the opportunity to see a digital preview of your new smile. This allows you to make informed decisions and have a clear idea of the expected outcome.

The Digital Smile Design process typically involves a consultation appointment, where we take digital photographs and discuss your goals. Within a week, you’ll have your new smile design ready for review and discussion.

Yes, the results of Digital Smile Design are highly predictable. By using advanced technology and careful planning, we can anticipate and achieve the desired outcome, tailored to your specific needs and preferences.

Yes, Digital Smile Design is highly versatile and can address a wide range of dental issues, including crooked teeth, gaps, discoloration, and misalignment. It can be particularly beneficial for comprehensive smile makeovers and full-mouth reconstructions.

Once the design phase is complete, we will discuss the treatment plan with you. Depending on your specific case, additional dental treatments, such as veneers, crowns, or orthodontics, may be recommended to achieve the desired results.

While Digital Smile Design is commonly associated with cosmetic dentistry, it can also address functional concerns. By considering factors such as tooth position, occlusion (bite), and facial proportions, DSD can help improve both the aesthetics and functionality of your smile.

The duration of the treatment process can vary depending on the complexity of your case and the specific treatments involved. Some cases may be completed within a few weeks, while others may require several months. We will provide you with a personalized treatment timeline during the planning phase.

Digital Smile Design is suitable for many patients seeking smile enhancements or transformations. However, it’s best to schedule a consultation to assess your unique needs and determine if DSD is the right approach for you.

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Our dentist and team are friendly, gentle, kind and will help you feel completely at ease. Our clinic has a welcoming atmosphere that will reduce any stress you have while visiting.

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner