The DSD allows for careful analysis of the patient’s facial and dental characteristics along with any critical factors that may have been overlooked during clinical, photographic, or diagnóstic cast–based evaluation procedures.
The Digital Smile Design (DSD) is a multi-use conceptual tool that can strengthen diagnostic vision, improve communication, and enhance predictability throughout treatment.
The drawing of reference lines and shapes over extra- and intraoral digital photographs in a predetermined sequence can widen diagnostic visualization and help the restorative team evaluate the limitations and risk factors of a given case, including asymmetries, disharmonies, and violations of esthetic principles. This improved visualization makes it easier to select the ideal restorative technique.
The DSD protocol is characterized by effective communication between the interdisciplinary dental team, including the dental technician. Team members can identify and highlight discrepancies in soft or hard tissue t and discuss the best available solutions using the amplified images.
Stages of treatment:
1)Photography + Digital Smile Design ( complete modelling in the computer )
2) The patient’s mockup is placed in his mouth (the DSD protocol and the wax model are in order to perform a clinical fitting)
3) Treatment acceptance : After patient approval, the restorative procedures can be adjusted as necessary. Tooth preparation should be minimally invasive, allowing just enough clearance to create proper space for ceramic restorations.
4) Realization and conclusion of the treatment with guaranteed satisfaction of patients! All of these steps are carried out properly and carefully which allows that final result will likely exceed the patient’s expectations!