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Digital Smile Design

What Is Digital Smile Designing (DSD)?

DIGITAL SMILE DESIGNING (DSD) is a recent concept that integrates the use of technology to deliver better aesthetic results for the patient.

Dr Christian Coachman developed DSD.

The whole concept is based upon the analysis of multiple factors like the patient’s facial and dental proportions. A series of high-quality digital photographs and videos are taken preoperatively to determine and understand the relationship between teeth, gums, lips, and overall smile with facial features in motion and with emotion. 

DIGITAL SMILE DESIGN (DSD) has remarkable advantages:

•Better diagnosis is facilitated through an extra-and-intraoral aesthetic and structural evaluation.

•Higher clinical efficiency and predictability through digital technology.

•Increased effectiveness of case presentation and accordingly case acceptance.

•Improved communication between the team members providing a better visual perception, education, and motivation for patients.

DSD involves the patient in the restorative or smile enhancement process by allowing them to share their concerns and express their desires and expectations with the restorative team. Also, each customized patient design can be clearly visualized and improved with the patient’s ideas.

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