How Much Is Digital Smile Design?

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Business man smiling after smile design at The Dental Market

Maybe you’ve daydreamed of what you look like with an improved smile.

Most likely, you may have taken a mental picture of a smile you find attractive and thought of how your life would be different if you had that same smile.

Or maybe you’ve just stared in the mirror or at selfies and listed off the things you’d like to improve about your teeth.

If only there was a better way…

Well, there is!

With digital smile design, your dentist can create your dream smile and let you see it before treatment. And no, we’re not talking about some 90s video quality either.

Digital smile design uses advanced visual technology for a clear picture of what your smile will look like after completing the recommended cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Rock on technology!

But if this is the most advanced tech, you may be wondering if it’s affordable.

At The Dental Market, we offer smile makeovers using modern systems to help you get a better idea of the costs involved.

What’s digital smile design?

A digital smile design is a customized treatment plan to improve the look of your overall smile, including the teeth and gums.

It all starts with a consultation.

After discussing what you’d like to improve, the dentist will take a 3D scan of your mouth, teeth, and gums and recommend the best cosmetic dentistry procedure or procedures to achieve your perfect smile.

The scan and photos are used to create a digital preview of the results so you can see what to expect after. An iTero scanner can be used to digitally consult Invisalign cases as well.

iTero scanner at The Dental Market used for smile design procedures

How much is digital smile design?

Each treatment plan is customized for the patient, so there’s no one-size-fits-all solution or standard cost for a digital smile design.

However, the national average cost of a smile makeover is about $800-2000 per tooth.

To receive an accurate estimate for your smile makeover, you’ll have to visit your cosmetic dentist for an exam and recommendation.

Several factors that affect the cost of a digital smile design include:

  • The number of teeth treated
  • The severity of the imperfection, damage, or tooth loss
  • The extent of prep work (you must have healthy teeth and gums to receive a smile makeover)
  • The type of treatments used (porcelain veneers, dental implants, crowns, etc.)

That’s a lot of unknowns, we know.

But there’s one question that’s easier to answer:

Is digital smile design worth it?

If you want to improve the look of your smile and want to know exactly what to expect, then digital smile design is worth it!

The beginning is great – you don’t have to assume or imagine what your new smile will look like because your dentist shows an accurate digital preview.

The end is even better – you get to enjoy your new-and-improved smile once treatment is complete.

Let’s not forget the real goal here:

A smile makeover has the power to transform your facial appearance, make you feel better about yourself, and even improves oral health because a straight smile is easier to maintain.

When it comes time to analyze your cosmetic dentistry costs, it’s important to think of your smile makeover as an investment in your future.

Because when you’re feeling your best, you’re unstoppable!

Get a digital smile design consultation and estimate in Raleigh, NC.

Sure, you could keep reading blogs for vague answers to questions like “How much is digital smile design?” or “How is a smile makeover done?”…

Or you could schedule a consultation with your local cosmetic dentist to discuss your smile goals.

Dr. James Sarant and our team at The Dental Market are ready to help you create the smile you’ve always dreamed of and deserve.

From dental bonding to porcelain veneers and many other procedures, we’re here for you. View our smile gallery to see real results.

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Our dental office is located in Raleigh, NC… opens in a new window to Google Maps…, and we happily welcome patients from our neighboring communities, including Cary, Wake Forest, Garner, Knightdale, Durham, Apex, and Holly Springs.