Digital Smile Design: Preview Your Smile Makeover

Investing in a gorgeous new smile is a big decision to make. Especially when you’re not exactly sure what the results will look like once everything is said and done.


Not anymore.


At Raleigh Dental Arts, our cosmetic dentists provide a state-of-the-art complimentary service that allows you to preview your proposed aesthetic plan before committing to treatment. If you’re still in the initial stages of weighing your options, a digital smile design can help you feel confident in your final decision.


What is a Smile Makeover Digital Design?


Our cosmetic dentist in Raleigh can take a digital picture of your smile and instantly convert it into our electronic care planning software. From there, we can show you a  virtual “before and after” proposal of what your smile would look like after aesthetic treatments.


The beauty (no pun intended) of a digital smile design is that it converts your ideas and presumptions into a visual photograph. We can then print or email it to you so that you can take all the time necessary to look it over and form an opinion. No cosmetic treatment is performed blindly, leaving you guessing what type of results will be there when it’s over with.


Best yet, it’s completely free.


Why Get a Smile Makeover?


Our smiles are something that reflects health, beauty, joy, and self-confidence. When we’re embarrassed by the way our teeth look, it physically affects us on a day to day basis. Maybe you don’t smile in photographs or avoid laughing in front of friends. Or you avoid talking too long with that new business acquaintance. The trickle-down effects impact everything from our careers to our private personal lives. Even your diet and long-term health can be impacted; especially if missing teeth are involved.


Investing in a smile makeover (in Raleigh) helps you look and feel your best. That way you can maintain a balanced diet as well as make a great first impression. Some people even consider smile makeovers a necessity before that dream job interview or as part of their total body makeover. But bottom line, a gorgeous smile is a natural accessory that you’ll be able to show off every day for the rest of your life.


Easy to Work Into Any Visit!


Do you need to schedule a special consultation to get a digital smile design? Absolutely not! At Raleigh Dental Arts we utilize state-of-the-art technology in each of our treatment areas, so a smile design can be added at any time. Whether you’re here for your routine cleaning and checkup or are popping in for emergency treatment, our digital software is just a click away.


Maybe you’re considering dental veneers but want to know how it would compare against teeth whitening and a couple of new crowns. Wonder no more. We can take a quick photograph and then program both of the treatment options into the software and compare the two.


Does it cost extra for a digital smile design? Absolutely not! We offer this courtesy to all of our cosmetic dental patients because the more confident you feel about your decision, the better we can assist you. There is no fee for the virtual before and after mock-up. The complimentary service helps to ensure that you’re more than satisfied with our proposed treatment plan or see the difference between one service over another.


Types of Treatment Previewed in Your Design


Our Raleigh virtual smile makeover software makes it easy to see a digital replica of common treatments, such as:


Ceramic Crowns — If you have a broken or worn-down tooth, crowns provide complete coverage and reconstruction. Their unique shape and color will allow the restoration to blend right in with its neighboring teeth. Crowns are preferred over veneers if the structural damage is fairly significant or following root canal therapy. They’re also paired with dental implants for individual tooth replacement.


Porcelain Veneers — Our Raleigh dental veneers are one of the preferred treatments for cosmetic smile makeovers. Their unique design bonds to the front of your natural teeth, immediately masking any surface flaws in the process. Typically, veneers are placed in sets of 6, 8, or 10 across your upper front teeth. As a set, they help your smile look whiter and straighter without other additional treatment steps.


Teeth Whitening — Whiter teeth tend to look younger and healthier. Teeth whitening is one of the most affordable and quickest ways to transform how your smile looks. We frequently recommend whitening your teeth at the beginning of your smile makeover, so that other cosmetic restorations can be matched to the brighter enamel around them. Our professional whitening systems can safely remove both natural tooth discoloration as well as stain particles from foods and beverages.


Dental Implants — Missing teeth can cause unwanted attention. They also detract from the beautiful, healthy teeth surrounding them. Add to that, extra space in your mouth will eventually lead to overall tooth misalignment due to shifting teeth. Dental implants are one of the best ways to avoid these complications. Depending on how many teeth you’re missing, we can use an individual implant and porcelain crown or pairs of implants to support porcelain bridges. Full arch dental implant treatments are also available!


Bonding and Tooth or Gum Recontouring — Uneven enamel, small gaps between teeth, or irregular gumlines can impact the overall “look” of your mouth. Even though these concerns are extremely modest, their impact tends to catch your eye whenever you smile. Fortunately, they’re also a straightforward fix in most situations. During your digital smile design, we’ll share what a modest bonding or recontouring treatment could do to erase that small — but prominent — flaw from your smile.


Teeth Straightening/Invisible Braces— Straighter teeth are healthier looking teeth. In many situations, teeth need to be properly aligned before other types of cosmetic procedures can be considered. Aligning your teeth helps to eliminate tooth wear, chipped enamel, and dark discolorations where shadows fall. Raleigh Dental Arts offers invisible braces for a discreet solution that’s both cosmetic and therapeutic. You might find that clear braces are the only thing you need to help your healthy teeth look their best.


Time to Think it Over (and Get Opinions from Your Family/Friends)

Getting a free digital smile design makes it possible to take home the photos and think them over. We can print or email the virtual mockup so that you can share it with those closest to you. As you and your family members (or friends) preview the proposed treatments, you can get the honest opinion of those you feel close to. Some people want to show as many of their friends as possible, while others are more private about the process. The virtual planning experience allows you to customize your smile makeover to your unique lifestyle.


Some of us need more time to think things over. Others are ready to hit the ground running. With a digital smile design, you can hang the photo on your bathroom mirror for a week — or months — to help it “sink in” as to whether it’s something you want to move forward with. There’s no rush. Smile makeovers are an extremely personal experience, so you may need more time than other people to work through the decision process.


What About Financing Your Smile Makeover?


When you’re able to compare different cosmetic dentistry treatments, you can easily find the one that best fits your budget. Perhaps you’re looking at a more affordable solution but want to know how it compares to the “go big or go home” experience. Virtual smile makeovers compare high-end and more economic solutions so that you know exactly what you’re getting into.


Once you have the estimated pricing and treatment plan on hand, Raleigh Dental Arts can then work your insurance benefits into the proposal. That way you’re minimizing any out-of-pocket costs and utilizing the insurance coverage you’re entitled to. After all, if you don’t use it, you lose it!


So, what about any of the fees that aren’t covered (or only partially included) under your insurance? Flexible financing plans can cover the rest. Low-interest and 0% interest financing makes it practical to start on your smile makeover as quickly as possible. The modest monthly payments fit right into your budget, allowing you to take advantage of the results as soon as you’re ready. Please feel free to discuss your ideal budget with our treatment coordinators. We’ll review the various payment plans available to help you determine the next best step.



No Commitment Necessary


There’s almost no other treatment we offer that’s as personalized as a smile design. Whether you’re just been tossing the idea of a smile makeover around or you’re on the edge of scheduling your first procedure, a virtual mockup can help you feel confident about what comes next.


Request a complimentary digital smile design during your next appointment at Raleigh Dental Arts. Call us today to schedule!

Tarun Agarwal

Dr. Tarun Agarwal, DDS is considered one of the top dentists in the country. He is a recognized speaker, author, and dental leader. He has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, and News 14 Carolina. Dr. Agarwal has been awarded '40 under 40' Business Leaders by the Triangle Business Journal. He is regularly invited to teach other dentists around the world and recently built a training center within the practice dedicated to sharing his expertise. Most importantly he is a loving husband and dedicated father of three wonderful children. His biggest accolade was being voted 'Best Dad in the World' by 2 of his 3 kids.