What is Smile Imaging?
Have you ever wondered what your smile would look like if you opted for one or more cosmetic dental procedures? Now you can find out just how much value your are really getting before you even open your wallet or lay back in the dentist chair. Many dentists, such as Gilreath Dental Associates, offer Cosmetic Smile Imaging to give patients a physical picture of what they would look like after a smile makeover.
How Does Smile Imaging Work?
Smile Imaging involves specialized dental imaging software that virtually recreates your current smile from a simple photo. Popular software programs are SmilePix and SmileVision. Smile Imaging lets you choose the cosmetic procedure you are interested in and can show you how those dental services will enhance your smile as well as those that you may want to add or wait on for a while. The turnaround is fast and patients find it a lot easier to make the commitment to ‘treat’ themselves to a more attractive smile after seeing the potential results on such a personalized level.
What Can Smile Imaging Show Me?
Whether you simply want to see how a brighter smile would look on your face with teeth whitening or you need to understand exactly how much better your uneven smile would look with porcelain veneers, Smile Imaging can help. Here is a list of common cosmetic dental services that can be viewed on Smile Imaging software and what these services are typically used for:
• Teeth Whitening/Bleaching: Removing tooth stains and brightening a yellow, dingy smile
• Porcelain Veneers: Changes shape, size and color of teeth for those who are unhappy with worn or discolored teeth, chipped or broken teeth, teeth that are out of line as well as uneven or gapped teeth.
• Cosmetic Bonding: A simple procedure that can repair a decayed, chipped, fractured or discolored tooth.
• Invisalign Orthodontics: These clear braces treatment can realign teeth in much less time that traditional braces and fix a crooked smile discreetly.
If you are on the fence about a certain cosmetic dental procedure, Smile Imaging may be just what you need to turn your ‘maybe’ into a ‘yes’. Ask your dentist about this innovative software program so that you can truly see the smile transformation happen before your eyes. Gilreath Dental Associates believes in giving patients not only a healthy smile, but one that is also beautiful and confident!
Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Dental Associates