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Digital Smile Design

At Ambridge Ceramics we like to stay at the forefront of dental technology and embrace new concepts that put the dentistry you provide at the cutting edge. This is why we are proud to be a certified Digital Smile Design (DSD) Centre.

Our team have carried out extensive training that enables us to work in close collaboration with you and your patient to create custom-designed smiles that reflect their needs and their desires. The DSD concept allows you to offer smile makeovers that come with assurances of outcomes so that your patient can have complete trust that they will receive the smile of their dreams.


Nowadays, having a healthy mouth and teeth is not enough for demanding, image-focused patients. Their desire is to own naturally beautiful smiles that harmonise with their physical characteristics and most importantly with their personalities.

An artistic vision and a set of appropriate skills are needed in order to become a Digital Smile Designer. Each customised patient design can be clearly visualised and improved with the patient’s own ideas. The DSD Concept allows dentists to implement these benefits for patients, creating a smile that reflects their own personality and greatly enhances the experience and the results for all.

Digital Smile Design is a multi-purpose protocol that provides remarkable advantages:
The diagnostic abilities are facilitated through an extraoral and intraoral aesthetic and structural evaluation
Improved communication between the team members provide a better visual perception, education and motivation for patients
Increased effectiveness of case presentation leading to case acceptance
Clinical efficiency and predictability through digital technology.


Digital Smile Design ethically involves the patient in the restorative or smile enhancement process, making them the co-designer of their own treatment. The concept allows them to share their objectives and express their desires and expectations with the restorative team. This interaction between the patient and dental specialist is further improved by photos and videos taken at several steps of the treatment.

The whole DSD concept is based upon the analysis of the patient’s facial and dental proportions, using a predetermined series of high-quality digital photographs and videos to understand the relationship between teeth, gums, lips, smile with the facial features in motion and with emotion.

Digital drawings are easily made on the pictures, following a didactical sequence and using the provided digital ruler to precisely communicate with the dental technician and team when designing the smile. This results in a clear, attractive and understandable treatment presentation for patients.

The achievement of ideal aesthetic and functional results critically depends on teamwork, interdisciplinary communication and case re-evaluation.

The experiences with DSD all over the world have been tremendous. Combining restorative technical requirements with the desires and emotional needs of the patient, achieves great results - creating a path to a natural, confident and beautiful smile.


The DSD concept allows your patients to test drive their smile before committing to it permanently. Using our technology, the Ambridge Ceramics team will create a virtual simulation of the proposed treatment and a 3D mock-up smile that your patient can try over their own teeth.

Not only does this make that dream smile feel real and tangible, it also provides the opportunity to discuss any adjustments that may be required to perfect the final result.

The DSD concept enhances communication between you and your patient, and ultimately between you and our team of technicians. Having a clear plan to work towards means that the results are always second to none.

about ambridge ceramics

Ambridge Ceramics is well-known, multi-award winning and highly regarded leading cosmetic and implant dental laboratory based in the UK. Our dental team is carefully assembled from technicians who have the finest skills and experience from within the industry, providing the best quality for successful dentist and patient outcomes. Our dental technicians are renown for delivering restorations crafted with a combination of scientific expertise and artistic care.
Ambridge Ceramics Ltd
Premier House
Kiln Court
College Road
North Yorkshire

Tel: 01765 607347
Fax: 01765 609088