Guided Treatment: Making Your Dream Smile a Reality

A smile makeover is a significant personal investment. It’s essential, therefore, to know that the final results are worth the time, money, and emotion you invest in the process.

As a Digital Smile Design (DSD) Clinic, we have five Smile Makeover Standards. We use these protocols to ensure that our patients feel confident in the quality of their smile makeover treatments.

Our five Smile Makeover Standards are:

  1. Digitisation
  2. 3D Facial Design
  3. Digital Treatment Planning
  4. Smile Test Drive
  5. Guided Treatment

This blog will introduce you to the culmination of your smile makeover journey, Guided Treatment, and explain how it enables us to make your dream smile a reality.

Introduction of Guided Treatment

What is Guided Treatment?

Guided Treatment is the critical final step in a smile makeover.

This smile makeover standard ensures that we perform all our patients’ clinical procedures with precision, efficiency and predictability. In addition, it enables us to provide results that are long-lasting and precisely what you pre-approved with fewer and shorter appointments involved.

Dr Mark Bowes studying Digital Smile Design Treatment Plan
Dr Mark Bowes analysing a Digital Smile Design Treatment Plan

During this phase of your smile makeover, we use your digital treatment plan to generate digital files. We use these files to create 3D printed surgical guides. When we fit these guides over patients’ teeth, they help us perform procedures with increased accuracy in various treatment types.

3D Printed Surgical Guides

Examples of treatments in which we use guided treatment include:

  • Invisible teeth straightening
  • Oral surgery
  • Dental implants
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Composite veneers
  • Crown lengthening

The Benefits of Guided Dental Treatment

Using Guided Treatment, every procedure we perform is:

Safe – Thanks to the precise dimensions 3D-printed guides provide us, we can provide highly accurate treatment. This means each procedure is precision-driven, leaving no room for errors.

Comfortable – Guided Treatment enables us to design appointments that cater to your convenience. It allows us to get you to your new smile sooner in fewer and shorter appointments.

Reliable – Because the treatment guides match the detailed plan you approved before surgery, you can trust us to give you the result you saw, felt and experienced during your Smile Test Drive.

Conservative – Guided Treatment enables us to preserve your natural tooth structure and achieve exceptional results in a minimally invasive manner.

Guided Implant Treatment illustration on laptop.
Dr Mark Bowes and Dr Howard Gluckman planning a guided implant case with Francis Coachman from DSD’s Madrid Planning Centre

Why Choose Enamel Clinic for Your Smile Makeover Treatment?

Enamel Clinic is the only official Digital Smile Design clinic in South Africa.

Our team of smile architects is led by Dr Mark Bowes (a DSD master and instructor) and the renowned periodontist Dr Howard Gluckman. Additionally, all of Enamel Clinic’s dentists and treatment coordinators are DSD trained and well-equipped to deal with all cases.

Our DSD Clinic status means that we offer a unique approach to dentistry that very few dentists can provide. As a result, you can be guaranteed that we will use cutting-edge techniques and technology to give you high-quality predictable outcomes.

We achieve all this through creating a patient-centred, anxiety-free and precision-driven treatment experience.

Enamel Clinic reception area

Let’s Make Your Dream Smile A Reality Today!

Book your smile makeover appointment to kick-start your journey with us.