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Virtual Smile

What is Virtual Smile and How Does It Work?

Like so many other industries, dentistry is rapidly evolving to suit patient needs. The traditional experience of going to the dentist has changed quite a bit over the past year due to Covid-19 precautions. The coronavirus, however, may have only accelerated a sea change in an industry that was already embracing new methods.

In response to patient demands for more convenience and greater transparency, virtual smile design was born. This innovation makes the most of advanced technology to create a digital representation of a patient’s smile. The dentist can then change the images to show how the patient would benefit from a treatment plan. The best part is that the design process takes place virtually.

Does A Dental Implant Work?

How Do Dental Implants WorkIn the past, the usual fix to the missing tooth dilemma, was to be fitted with a dental bridge, an often ill-fitting wire which was hooked onto your existing teeth, wherein a false tooth (or teeth) filled in that gap in your smile.

Today, however, the preferred method of tooth replacement is a dental implant.  Dental implants have many superb qualities, among them: they replace missing tooth roots and form a stable foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Additionally, dental implants help preserve the remaining bone by providing the stimulation previously provided by the natural tooth roots.  There is a 95% success rate for dental implants.