Digital Smile Design
For the past 8 years dentists and laboratory technicians around the world have been using
advanced computer technology to create the world’s most beautiful smiles, a practice that’s come to be known as Digital Smile Design, or simply DSD.
THE DSD CONCEPT is based upon the analysis of the patient’s facial and dental proportions, utilizing a predetermined series of high quality digital photographs and videos. This way the dentist and technician are better able to understand the relationship between teeth, gums, lips, and smile with the facial features in motion showing emotion.
Outstanding functional and aesthetic dentistry can never be achieved by accident. It is only achieved through a systematic approach to evaluation, diagnosis, communication, treatment planning, execution, and case maintenance.
DIGITAL SMILE DESIGN is a multipurpose conceptual protocol which provides remarkable advantages:
- The diagnostic abilities are facilitated through an extra-and-intra oral aesthetic and structural evaluation.
- Improved communication between the team members providing a better visual perception, education and motivation for patients.
- Increased effectiveness of case presentation and accordingly case acceptance.
- Clinical efficiency and predictability through digital technology.
DSD INVOLVES OUR PATIENTS in the restorative and smile enhancement process, making them a co-designer of their own treatment by sharing objectives, expressing their desires and expectations with the restorative team. The interaction between patient and dental specialist is improved by photos and videos taken at several steps of the treatment. The experiences all over the world have been tremendous.
Developing an artistic vision and a set of appropriate skills are needed in order to become a Digital Smile Designer. Each customized patient design can be clearly visualized and improved using the patients ideas. Therefore, 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.