Lite Dentistry is a type of cosmetic dentistry that includes a combination of very simple dental procedures that will give you a beautiful confident smile in a very short period. Lite dentistry includes the following: a digital smile design procedures that are time efficient and easy for the patient techniques that are relatively inexpensive compared to alternatives in cosmetic dentistry. We love to create treatment options for our patients that is minimally invasive and can make someone say WOW about your smile in as short a time as possible. Dr. Bown has been doing this for years, and it is something almost anyone can have.
Step 1: The DSD Smile Consult – this includes a complete exam, a virtual impression, and special radiographs as a preliminary ‘get to know you’ appointment.
Step 2: Detailed documentation and digitalization; in this appointment our DSD Coordinator will take special video and photos of you laughing and talking so we see and experience your whole smile from every angle. This also helps our patient become the co-designer of their own treatment by sharing objectives, expressing their desires and expectations with the restorative team.
Step 3: A detailed review of the proposed treatment options, the associated steps, timeline and potential cost. Often, we will do a ‘smile test drive’ with the DSDApp or a real live simulation where you get to try on the smile before we start. Which we choose may depend on the complexity of your case; either way, you will have a good understanding for treatment and the potential of your future smile.
Examples of Lite Dentistry include any combination of, but is not limited to:
Minor reshaping of teeth
Replacement of old fillings, or addition to tooth structure, to enhance shape via ‘direct bonding’
Whitening of teeth
Invisalign clear aligner orthodontic