Today, having a mouth free of biological and functional problems is not enough! Patients want beautiful smiles that are integrated with their physical characteristics, but also in harmony with its emotional aspects. Digital Smile Design (DSD)presents a new face of dentistry, more human, emotional and artistic, further enhancing our noble profession in society, using video and natural settings we can clearly see because after all there are not many things in this life that are more important than a healthy, natural, confident and beautiful smile!

The DSD concept aims to assist the dentist and patient alike in 3 aspects:

  • Improved Planning and Design of an Aesthetic Smile.

  • Improved communication between the dentist and the patient; thereby increasing the participation in the design process of your own smile.

  • Educate patients about the benefits of treatment.


For decades, dental clinicians have sought to harmonize the shapes of the teeth with the entire face based on parameters such as gender, personality, and age; however, truly successful results have been elusive. Modern dentistry has to be modernized in order to meet the aesthetic expectations of our most demanding patients. To achieve this type of result, the modern dentist needs to go beyond just being a good professional.

With the DSD concept each patient goes through a quick study process taken by video and pictures in our onsite dental studio, we study the results of the patient talking and acting naturally with the patient and then based on this we make a mold of their mouth from a wax up, at this time we choose the form and size of the new teeth through Visagism – The Visagism concept helps dental clinicians provide restorations that account not only for esthetics, but also for the psychosocial features of the created image, which affect patients’ emotions, sense of identity, behavior, and self-esteem. These factors, in turn, affect how observers react to patients following treatment.

Then we try the new smile proposal in the mouth, and the patient can smile, talk and evaluate if the new smile is filling their esthetic expectations or if changes need to be made. At this moment all is completely reversible, because we are not touching the real teeth. We do this with acrylic over your real and natural teeth.

Digital Smile Design brings true visualization into focus for the patient allowing them to see in real time the final result of the restoration before the dental treatments commences. DSD looks at the patient as a whole, the personality as well as the entire structure of the face to ensure the final result matches with the aesthetic look of the face as well as the personality of the patient.

DSD is a work philosophy…It is a new wave that brings dentistry to an emotional level connecting with people through visual communication and real care.

DSD is designer smiles.

DSD is :

Best in visual communication in planning the dental treatment.

Best in integration of the interdisciplinary team.

Best in interaction with the patient ensuring the final result is highly successful for the patient.

Contact us today for a Digital Smile Design consultation to see the science and success behind the technology.

Contact our International Patient Coordinator at with any questions you may have about Costa Rica and your anticipated treatment.