Digital Smile Design

Cosmetic dental design software to create the look of your new smile. Digital Smile Design takes scans of your teeth to build a visualisation of your improved smile, giving you peace of mind and a model for our dentists to work towards.


Revolutionary smile simulations

Unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, but hesitant to change them? Committing to cosmetic dentistry can be frightening, particularly when you aren’t sure how well it will work.

Digital Smile Design takes all the uncertainty away. With innovative smile simulation technology, we can create a visual prediction of your new smile, so you can start your treatment with assurance.

What is digital smile design?

Digital Smile Design (DSD) is a digital process that gathers digital photographs and scans of a patient’s teeth and combines them to create a representation of your existing smile, and then a design of the new proposed smile. These digitally enhanced images are collaboratively reviewed by the dentist and the patient, ensuring each individual can approve the look of their new smile before beginning treatment.

This virtual blueprint is created using digital imaging software and intraoral scanning technology and serves as the basis for your treatment journey. Treatment only begins when the patient is satisfied with their proposed new smile.

DSD provides an easy and risk-free way to preview your new smile before committing to any permanent changes through cosmetic treatment.


Our DSD process

Designing a new smile begins by analysing your existing facial profile, dental structure and overall aesthetics. By beginning with your features as they are, we can better create an appropriate vision of what they will be. From here, we use digital imaging software to capture high-resolution photos and videos of your teeth, gums and face.

Our collective images are loaded into digital smile design software where we can create a new smile design that complements your features and feels unique to you. Everything is taken into consideration, from tooth size and shape to overall facial symmetry. These proposed changes are then presented to you, and your feedback helps guide subsequent designs and changes, refining the design until you are in love with what you see.

Once you feel ready, our team will develop a comprehensive treatment plan to ensure you achieve your desired smile. Using teeth whitening, veneers, orthodontics and more, our dentists are committed to transforming your new smile from pixels to physical.

Why use Digital Smile Design?

At CDIC, we know that your oral health should be tailored to suit your needs and goals. DSD is a powerful collaborative tool that helps you achieve a smile makeover you’ll be proud to show off.

Anyone looking to improve the appearance of their teeth and smile is a good candidate for our smile design services. In particular, we recommend DSD to patients who are looking to fix:

  • Discoloured teeth
  • Crooked and crowded teeth
  • One or more missing teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Gummy smiles
  • Gapped teeth


Patients can enjoy a collaborative approach to their treatment, working with the dentist to create a digital smile they love before beginning treatment. DSD ensures you can safely and accurately predict what your teeth will look like, providing important peace of mind from the first step to the final reveal.

Melbourne’s digital smile centre

With over 30 years of combined dental experience, our team of dedicated cosmetic and surgical dentists are confident that we can help you achieve the facial aesthetic goals of your dreams. Using DSD with a variety of treatments helps provide an end goal for us and assurance in the journey for our patients.


We welcome all new patients from across Melbourne and interstate looking for the highest standard of care. Book in an obligation-free consultation today to find out how we can help you begin your smile transformation.