Digital Smile Designing – ‘A New Era’ In Aesthetic Dentistry – A Review

Document Type : Primary Research paper

Authors

1 BDS, First yr post graduate student, Department of conservative Dentistry and Endodontics,Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital,Bharath institute of Higher Education and Research,Narayanapuram, Pallikarnai, Chennai -600100,Tamilnadu, India.

2 M.D.S.Reader, Department of conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital,Bharath institute of Higher Education and Research,Narayanapuram, Pallikarnai, Chennai -600100,Tamilnadu, India.

3 M.D.S, Professor and Head, Department of conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital,Bharath institute of Higher Education and Research,Narayanapuram, Pallikarnai, Chennai -600100,Tamilnadu, India

Abstract

The basic objective of an aesthetic procedure is to satisfy the patient and the outcome of the treatment must meet the patient's expectation of enhancing their facial aesthetics and smile. The digital smile designing technique motivates and educates the patient about the end result of the treatment. Digital Smile Design (DSD) is a technological method that digitally designs and modifies the smile of patients, allowing them to visualise it ahead of time by generating and displaying a digital mock-up of their updated smile design before the physical treatment begins. The aim of this article is to discuss the uses, advantages and limitations of Digital smile Designing.

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