At the office of Dr. Ross S. Headley, we refer to our cosmetic dental imaging system as our “dental crystal ball”. Using this system, we are able to take digital photographs of our patients’ smiles, and then impose them onto a screen. Next, we digitally “enhance” the image to show the patient what his or her smile could look like after such cosmetic dentistry procedures as porcelain veneers, Invisalign®, or even teeth whitening. While cosmetic dental imaging does enable our patients to visualize the potential outcome of cosmetic dental procedures, we are always sure to make the patient aware that actual results depend upon the condition of the patient’s
teeth and which procedures he or she elects to undergo. On the same note, we have found that cosmetic dental imaging allows our patients to have reasonable expectations of the probable outcome of their cosmetic dental work, and they can even take a picture home with them to help them decide. We have found that cosmetic dental imaging allows our patients to decide which cosmetic procedures are best for them with confidence, and it even makes the experience fun!