We regularly speak with dentists who say they would like to increase their cosmetic dental cases. Since this is a common topic of discussion, we thought we would write this article to let you know about a way you can:
- Increase the cosmetic dental revenue for your dental practice
- Increase the profitability of your dental practice
- Increase the market penetration and diversification of your dental practice
One of the best ways to increase your cosmetic dental cases is to focus on helping your patient understand the value of what your cosmetic dental work will do for them. In other words, what will their teeth look like after your work is complete?
Do you find that it can be difficult to for your patients to truly “get the picture” of what how much better their teeth and smile will look?
Have your ever tried to show a patient how good they can look if they decide to accept your recommendation to have teeth #8 and #9 lengthen and close the diastema using a stone model wax-up?
Not very easy for the patient to envision this cold, hard model in their mouth. Yes, the teeth may look nice on the model, but can they “try it in” on their personal smile?
Increase Your Cosmetic Dental Cases with Smiles by Image:
Image Dental Arts has a great alternative to the “stone age” of waxups. “Smiles by Image” is a great tool for dentists to use to actually show the patient a recommended esthetic procedure.
Show the patient what they really need to see…a simulated picture of how GREAT they can look, if they accept your recommended cosmetic procedure.
It’s as simple as:
- Take a full face digital photo of your patient (fully Smiling)
- Email the photo to us
- We will digitally enhance the photo to help you help you patient “get the picture” of what they would look like with your cosmetic dental work. Then, we will email the before and after photos back to you (all while your patient is still in the chair (the turnaround time is usually under 45 minutes from start to finish).
The immediate visual for your patient will improve your chances of scheduling cosmetic dental work with that patient.
Why would you still using the old stone model wax up to illustrate what your patient’s smile could look like when they are more likely to relate to a digitally enhanced photo?