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What is Smile Design? Carmel Valley Dentist Explains
Not everyone was born with the perfect smile, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have the opportunity to get one. At Torrey Hills Dental, we can not only transform your smile, but show you what your smile would look like even before we begin to make any dental work using a process called smile design. The smile design process begins with the patient filling out an extensive questionnaire to help pinpoint exactly what they are hoping to correct and what they hope their teeth will look like as the end result. After this questionnaire has been filled out, diagnostic photos are taken and study models made. Using the questionnaire and the models, a “customized smile” is created, allowing the patient to see exactly what their smile would look like.
This whole process is very similar to test driving a car and really allows the patient to identify what they like and what they dislike. Before they actually purchase anything, they know exactly what they are getting, and can be confident throughout the entire process. Smile design is a great visual tool to really help patients visualize the end product, leaving everyone satisfied!
Born and raised in San Diego, Dr. James Tasto attended University of San Diego where he lettered in both golf and wrestling. After earning a Bachelors in Science from Loyola Marymount University, Dr. Tasto graduated from University of Southern California Dental School with an emphasis on cosmetics and sports dentistry. Dr. James Tasto was selected by his peers to be included in the List of Top Dentists in San Diego for 2007 – 2011. He appeared in the May issue of San Diego Magazine. Dr. Tasto is also a member of D.O.C.S. (Doctors Offering Charitable Services), a local organization that offers medical services such as plastic surgery, vision and dental to the less fortunate patients in San Diego. Dr. Tasto currently resides in San Diego with his lovely wife Traci and their 3 children. He enjoys golf, beach volleyball and playing with his kids.