Can you look in an empty room and instantly see how you want it to be. A blue couch, a wooden coffee table, amazing glass table lamps, a plush rug. Can you see it? Because I can’t. I need a visual. I need someone to draw me a picture or create a show me a floor plan.
Looking at an empty room and envisioning what that room will look like with furniture and accessories is an impossible task for me.
Being able to envision things or ideas is a very difficult attribute. Now, they have apps that help you to virtually arrange furniture in a space.
All anyone has to do is take a photo of the space and this app will furnish the space virtually in the app. Now you can see exactly what goes where, and if it will fit in the space you have.
The inability to visualize is also found in dentistry, like with veneers, bonding, or dentures.
Many patients are unable to imagine how certain smile improvements will look in their mouth. It’s really tough and in the past, you had to use very descriptive words hoping the patient understood your vision for their smile.
The dental industry has had the ability to create smile simulations, but it required a very computer savvy technician.
The early days of computer-generated smile simulations required a lot of time in front of the computer. This made the process too long and cost ineffective.
In the last few years, several computer programmers have made some easy dental simulation programs, that give patients a good way of envisioning their improved smile.
At Dente, we have been working with a program call Smile Cloud. It is one of the easiest programs that I have come across. In a matter of minutes, I take a picture of the patient’s smile and I am able to digitally superimpose their new improved smile over their existing teeth. Almost like magic!
It’s exciting to be able to help our patients and I look forward to providing this additional feature to our ever-growing cosmetic dentistry options.
If you would like to see our “Smile simulator” in action, on your smile, please visit us at mydente.com or call 773-292-1911 to set up your appointment.
Floss like a madman!
Emilio “Visual Person” Couret