What is Digital Smile Design (DSD)?

What can Digital Smile Design do for you?

You can’t build something without assessing, designing and planning first – and this is what Digital Smile Design does for teeth and smiles. It takes the guesswork out of dental treatment and smile design to give you peace of mind and a preview of your new smile at the start.

What type of results can Digital Smile Design give you?


brighter teeth


Straighter, more
aligned teeth


Teeth that are less crowded


Teeth that are balanced in size and shape

What has stopped you from achieving a confident smile?


Dental treatment is too time consuming


I don’t want to end up with a fake-looking smile


I don’t want uncomfortable or painful treatment


I’m too anxious to go to the dentist


I don’t think it will make me feel more confident


We’re an official
DSD Clinic

Dr Fredrick R. Lewcock is a Key Opinion Leader for Digital Smile Design who teaches these concepts to dentists around the world. Old Settlers Dental is an official Digital Smile Design Clinic with the skill and expertise to offer this life-changing treatment for patients.


Why do we choose Digital Smile Design?

Digital Smile Design means predictable treatment and results. We love being able to give our patients the confidence and assurance to go ahead and achieve the smile they’ve always wanted. 

1. We work with you


We work alongside you every step of the way to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. To understand you and your smile, we’ll first take photos, x-rays and moulds of your mouth, as well as a video of you talking and smiling from different angles. With our digital library of smiles, we can give you an example of how your result might look on you.


2. We design your best smile


Using this information, and specialist software for digital diagnostics and planning, we design your treatment plan. We work alongside a team of smile design experts to create our blueprint for your new smile.


3. You get a trial smile


We’ll create a mock-up of your new smile that you can ‘try on’ before treatment begins. You’ll be able to work with us to make any last-minute adjustments to the length, colour and shape of your teeth.


4. Your treatment begins


When you love your smile design, treatment begins. The Digital Smile Design procedure is different for each patient and there isn’t one set timeline. We’ll go through your treatment plan and timescales with you. As everything is planned out in advance, you’ll know what to expect and when.


5. You smile with confidence


Your best smile is one that is custom made for you, and that’s what we do with Digital Smile Design. When your treatment ends, all that’s left is to enjoy your new smile and your newfound confidence.

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Get a natural-looking smile that’s made for you


We love natural-looking smiles

Natural teeth aren’t symmetrical or ‘perfect’ looking – they all have individual shapes and textures which make them look real.

Our aim is to replicate these so that your dental restorations and your whole new smile look completely natural. We call them ‘Natural Restorations.’


You get your most confident smile

Your new smile will not only be personalised to suit your facial features and personality, it will also look as natural as real teeth.



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